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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. Rick Edwards, Dr. Carl Johnson, Dr. Ben Johnson, and Dr. Sohaib Soliman 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

Jane Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure

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Jane had oral surgery at Pacific Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
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"I came here for a dental implant, extraction, and I also had bone graft surgery. My experience with Pacific Northwest Oral Surgeons has been wonderful. Everything Dr. Johnson did was so professional, and it really went smoothly. The team here is wonderful. It makes you feel almost like it’s family. Dr. Johnson’s wonderful, and all of the staff are just so friendly and caring. It makes everything go smoothly. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Carl Johnson and Pacific Northwest Oral Surgeons to anybody that needed dental implants, extractions, or an oral surgeon of any kind."

Jessilyn Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure

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Jessilyn got dental implants in Auburn, WA
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"I got implants and extractions from Dr. Edwards at the Pacific Northwest Oral Surgeons. Dr. Edwards, Dr. Carl Johnson, Dr. Ben Johnson — they all have great bedside manner, so I just feel so comfortable when I’m here, and they really make me feel confident. All the procedures that I’ve had at the Pacific Northwest Oral Surgeons have gone really well. My recovery after my extractions and dental implants have been wonderful. I had a great experience here, and I would recommend anyone who lives in Kent to experience Pacific Northwest Oral Surgeons. "

Steve Reviews His Dental Implant Procedure

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Steve had oral surgery at Pacific Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
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"I had a little pain in one of my upper molars on my left side, so he recommended that I probably just have it removed and get the implant done now. And then they explained the entire process to me of how I'd have the extraction done and then the sinus lift, the implant in place, and then a cap on the abutment that goes into the implant. It went well, and I did it late one day, and I was back at work the next day, so no complaints. There never really was any real pain—a very slight discomfort. Everything for me was pretty much back to normal within 24 hours. I'd highly recommend the clinic here. The Dr. Johnson that assisted me was Dr. Ben Johnson; I don't know that a doctor could have done anything any better than the way Ben did."

Don Reviews His Dental Implant Procedure

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Don had oral surgery at Pacific Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
Don
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Patient

"So, I came to see Dr. Carl, and he was great. He actually had a plan for me as to what direction we were going to go because there was a lot of work that needed to be done. I drank a lot of coke, played a lot of hockey, and I needed a lot of work. They would graft the bone, and the implants went in, and six months later, teeth are being designed, and we put those in. I could not be happier. The staff here have been just fantastic, and the first thing I got from Dr. Carl was confidence. All of a sudden, it was just like your shoulders dropped a little bit, and it was like, okay, your fears have gone. This guy knows what he's doing. Do yourself a favor. Call Dr. Carl."

James Reviews His Dental Implant Procedure

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James had oral surgery at Pacific Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
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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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