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Dental Implants in Puyallup, WA

A Healthy Solution for Missing Teeth

Pacific Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons offer implant-based tooth restoration in Puyallup, WA. This is a true tooth replacement, meaning it replaces the root and the crown. Dental implants have been used for over 30 years and have a 98% success rate, making them a popular and successful solution for missing teeth.

Dr. Carl Johnson, Dr. Ben Johnson, Dr. Sohaib Soliman, Dr. Hwi Sean Moon, and Dr. Kevin Huang are experts in placing implants and designing custom treatment plans unique to every patient. If you are missing one or more teeth in Puyallup, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at our office.

Replace a Missing Tooth or Teeth

Adult teeth are meant to last a lifetime, but damage, disease, and decay can cause them to fall out. If you do not replace a missing tooth, the jaw bone will slowly deteriorate in that area. Jaw bone atrophy can cause facial features to sag and other teeth to shift out of position. This is because a tooth’s root stimulates the jaw bone during chewing, keeping it healthy. Without a tooth in place, the jaw bone receives no stimulation and weakens.

Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that maintains the integrity of the jaw. If there is not enough bone to support an implant, we can place a bone graft to regrow bone in that area. A healthy jaw promotes healthy gums and teeth, which prevents complications like periodontal disease or gum disease due to atrophy or tooth loss.

Dental Implant Quality in Puyallup, WA

Types of Dental Implants in Puyallup, WA

Whether you’re missing one, a few, or all of your teeth, we can help you achieve a complete and healthy smile. Your oral surgeon will help determine the right solution for you during the consultation.

  • Single Implants. Whether you’re missing one, a few, or all of your teeth, your oral surgeon can place a dental implant anywhere in the mouth where you desire a new, healthy tooth.
  • Implant-Supported Bridges. Traditional implants require your healthy teeth to be reshaped in order to fit the bridge. Dental implants can support the bridge instead, protecting your natural teeth and preventing bone loss.
  • Immediate Implants. An implant post can be placed on the same day as a tooth extraction, provided you have enough healthy jaw bone. Receiving a same-day dental implant saves you time and money by reducing the number of appointments necessary for tooth restoration.
  • Smile Complete Full-Arch Restoration. Multiple dental implants can support a fixed denture in one or both dental arches. This is ideal for patients missing many or all of their teeth and provides you with a brand new smile that looks and functions just like natural, healthy teeth.
  • Ceramic Implants. Ceramic implants, or zirconia implants, are a metal-free alternative to traditional implants and are great for patients with titanium allergies. These implants are made of tooth-colored ceramic and offer great esthetic results because there is no metal post that can potentially show through the gum tissue.
  • Zygomatic Implants. Patients who lack sufficient upper jaw bone density may not qualify for traditional implants, but can still achieve healthy tooth restoration with zygomatic implants. Zygomatic implants are inserted into the zygomatic bone, or cheekbone, and function just like traditional implants. They may also eliminate the need for a sinus lift procedure.

Dental Implant Procedure in Puyallup, WA

Dental Implant Surgery

We will outline the details of your treatment during your first visit. At this time, we will also take 3D scans of your mouth and discuss your options for anesthesia.

Your surgeon will make a small incision in the gum tissue and place the implant post. If you need a tooth extracted, it will be removed with forceps and then an implant post will be placed in the empty socket, provided there is enough bone to support it. We may place a bone graft if the jaw bone has weakened and needs more support. Some cases may require an additional appointment to receive the implant once the graft has fully healed.

The implant post will fuse with the jaw bone over the next several months. During this time, your surgeon will place a connecting abutment and once you have healed, your restorative dentist will place the final crown. You can expect to return to your normal routine a few days after surgery. Be sure to follow your post-operative instructions closely to keep your implant clean and cared for.

Our practice offers a non-opioid option for pain relief after surgery. Ask your doctor about EXPAREL®.

Aesthetic and Health Benefits With ezPRO

When a dental implant is placed, the gums will not fully form around them in the way they do for natural teeth. Our ezPRO process allows you to achieve aesthetically pleasing gum contouring with no added time to your dental implant surgery. This treatment involves placing a small gum forming piece and a temporary tooth on your dental implant on the day of surgery. This preserves the gum’s natural shape, and your oral surgeon can alter its height throughout the healing process to match the adjacent teeth.

Gingival sculpting adds no time to your surgery and eliminates the need for future gum contouring appointments. The benefits of gum contouring include easier cleaning, preventing food from becoming impacted between the crown and nearby natural teeth, and preventing the gum from shrinking around the implant.

Learn more about gum contouring with our state-of-the-art ezPRO process by asking your oral surgeon during your consultation.

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Dental Implant Candidacy in Puyallup, WA

Dental Implant: Cost & Value

Several factors determine the cost of a dental implant: how many you need, if you need bone grafts or extractions, your choice of anesthesia, and your dental insurance. We will provide you with a cost estimate upfront so you know exactly what to expect.

Removable dentures are clunky and many patients find them embarrassing. They must be replaced every few years and must be removed during eating and cleaning. Unlike dental implants, dentures and bridges do not maintain jaw bone health.

Dental implants are the only solution for missing teeth that actively improve your oral health by keeping your jaw healthy. They remain in your mouth at all times and are cared for simply through brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits. While dentures and bridges may be cheaper upfront, the cost of replacing them every few years and possibly needing more extensive bone repair surgery down the line can be very expensive.

Denture Replacement With Dental Implants

Dentures are a quick, non-invasive way to replace missing teeth. However, patients who wear dentures often experience discomfort, embarrassment, and seek a better solution. Dental implants are an ideal alternative to traditional dentures and eliminate the inconveniences associated with removable full or partial dentures.

Dentures must be replaced every few years, whereas implants can last a lifetime with proper care. Dental implants also prevent bone loss, which dentures do not. You can replace a full denture through full-arch restoration, which involves attaching a denture to several implant posts for stability and functionality. Contact our office today to learn more about denture replacement in Puyallup, WA.

Denture Replacement With Dental Implants

Dentures are a quick, non-invasive way to replace missing teeth. However, patients who wear dentures often experience discomfort, embarrassment, and seek a better solution. Dental implants are an ideal alternative to traditional dentures and eliminate the inconveniences associated with removable full or partial dentures.

Dentures must be replaced every few years, whereas implants can last a lifetime with proper care. Dental implants also prevent bone loss, which dentures do not. You can replace a full denture through full-arch restoration, which involves attaching a denture to several implant posts for stability and functionality. Contact our office today to learn more about denture replacement in Puyallup, WA.

Types of Anesthesia

There are three main types of anesthesia that we use at our practice:

Hear From Dental Implant Patients

These patients can tell you about the firsthand experience undergoing dental implant treatment at our office.

Reviews From Our Dental Implant Patients

Darlene Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure

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Darlene had a tooth extracted at Pacific Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
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"I came to Pacific Northwest Oral Surgeons to have a dental implant done. I felt very calm at Pacific Northwest Oral Surgeons because the staff took the time to reassure me and to encourage me. The one thing about Dr. Ben Johnson that I noticed is that he was very personal, and he was very friendly and calming. No complications whatsoever. I would highly recommend Dr. Ben Johnson. I would also highly recommend Pacific Northwest Oral Surgeons. They have a great team from the beginning to the end. "

Brenda Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure

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"Dr. Edwards comes in with a smile and pats you on the back and "How are you doing?" and makes you feel very comfortable. I've got a tooth that was broke, and I had to get it extracted, and he told me I needed an implant. So, I got the tooth extracted, and I came back in to get the implant. They used bone graft from cadavers, I guess (they were telling me), and they put it in there, and that had to take effect for a month or so, maybe longer. And then I came back in, and then they did the implant in there, and then a couple days later, I probably felt a little bit of sinus problems because, you know, my sinuses act up at this time of year, but no pain. I feel so at ease when I'm in here with him — so at ease — and I go out smiling. It's just . . . it's great! The office is fantastic! The people are amazing; they make you feel really good."

Billy Reviews His Dental Implant Procedure

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"When I first walked into the practice, I was very confident that the people could give me quality care. The staff here was very courteous and very informed. The doctors here were very, very professional. They were amazing, friendly, and very kind. They told me what to expect and it's exactly what happened. My procedure went quite well. It was perfect. My quality of life has improved dramatically. It feels wonderful and I'm so proud of my healthy smile. My overall experience here was great. I would give Pacific Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons five stars."

Brandon Reviews His Dental Implant Procedure

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"I had just bought a house, and there was a box in the bathroom, and I got up in the middle of the night. I speculate that I fell asleep on the way, hit the box, my chin hit the floor, then my teeth did. I went to the ER that night, and they cemented it all in place and got me in contact with Dr. Johnson's office. He got me in for an emergency procedure the following afternoon. The surgery was definitely a success. It's leaps and bounds ahead of where I thought it would be when the process was all said and done. The staff was great – really easy to work with. Dr. Ben Johnson was a great surgeon. I remember him telling jokes – he's funny. He's a younger guy, personable, easy to talk to, so yeah, I enjoyed having him as my surgeon a lot. I had an excellent experience here."

James Reviews His Dental Implant Procedure

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"About 12 years ago, I had two molars on the same side of the mouth that had crowns and root canals, and they were failing, so I ended up having those two teeth extracted. So, I talked to my dentist, Dr. Sipes, about dental implants, and he referred me to Dr. Carl Johnson here. I've been a registered nurse for 20 years, and these people here in this office — and all the offices I went to — were very open and answered all of my questions. I had talked to Dr. Carl Johnson pretty extensively, and the surgery went great. My mouth is whole again. It's back to normal. It's been pretty amazing. I had a really great experience here."

Frequently Asked Questions

Do teeth implants hurt?

We try to make your surgical experience with us as comfortable as possible by offering anesthesia and sedation. Many patients undergo local anesthesia. This allows you to stay awake during treatment and involves numbing the area through lidocaine, which is injected through a needle. Dental implant surgery often causes little to no discomfort, and we provide instructions on how to minimize swelling during recovery.

Do dental implants feel like real teeth?

One of the most remarkable qualities of dental implants is that they look and feel just like natural teeth. The post functions just like a tooth’s root. It bonds with your jaw bone and the implant will not feel, or look, any different than other teeth. The crown is custom-made to match your natural teeth in shape, size, and color.

Who is not suitable for dental implants?

Patients with severe bone loss or suppressed immune systems may not be candidates for this procedure. If you are healthy enough to undergo a general surgery procedure, you are likely healthy enough to receive a dental implant.

How long does it take to heal from dental implant surgery?

The recovery period varies for each patient. If you receive a single dental implant, the surgical incision will heal in about 2 weeks, and any dissolvable stitches will disappear around this time. It takes several months for the post to fuse with the jaw bone. Once your surgeon places the connecting abutment onto the replacement tooth, it takes a few more weeks for gum tissue to heal around the abutment. Then, your final crown is placed and your treatment is complete.

Where can I get dental implants in Puyallup, WA?

Our oral surgeons offer dental implants and full-arch restoration at our office in Puyallup, WA. Contact Pacific Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons if you have missing or failing teeth and are ready to explore your tooth replacement options.


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