A dental implant is a highly sought after tooth replacement option for patients 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 are the strongest devices with the ability to support replacement teeth. In fact, a dental implant improves the health and structure of your jaw bone by adding stability.
Our team at Pacific Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons are dental implant experts. When you visit our office in Puyallup, WA for a dental implant, you are investing in your oral health for many years to come.
Am I a Candidate?
If you are healthy enough to undergo anesthesia, you are likely a candidate for dental implants. An implant is made up of three parts: a titanium post, a connecting abutment, and a crown. The crown is custom-made to match the size and shape of your other teeth. Dental implants are popular because they are indistinguishable from your natural teeth and function just the same. A dental implant is an option for patients of all ages. If you are undergoing a tooth extraction, the dental implant post can be placed at the same time as your tooth removal.
If you have been missing a tooth for a while, the bone in your jaw may have atrophied due to not being supported by a tooth. If this is the case, we can perform a bone graft, which will promote the growth of new bone in the desired area. You can learn more on our bone grafting page.
The Dental Implant Procedure
On the day of your surgery, your doctor will make an incision in your gum line and place the titanium post. Then, your incision site will be stitched closed. When you have healed and the post has fused with your jaw bone, your oral surgeon will attach the abutment and your restorative dentist will place your custom-made crown.
Once the healing process is complete, your implant will be fully secure and will look, feel, and function just like a natural tooth. We provide our patients with detailed pre- and post-operative instructions to guide you throughout treatment and recovery.
Benefits of a Dental Implant
- Versatile. A dental implant can be used to replace one or more missing or failing teeth. They can be used to secure implant-supported bridges, anchor orthodontic devices, or even secure a full arch of new teeth. Visit our full-arch restoration page to learn about receiving an entire new row of teeth.
- Permanent. With proper care, your implants can last a lifetime.
- Bone health. Implants promote healthy bones and provide stability to your jaw, which helps prevent bone deterioration. They can also take some of the pressure off of your other teeth, which can become worn down from overuse when other teeth are missing.
- Convenience. A dental implant is cared for the same way as a natural tooth—with regular brushing and flossing. You don’t have to worry about the sticky mess of dentures, special rinses, or even removing it to keep it clean. Simply maintaining proper oral hygiene will help your implants last for many years.
Dental Implants in Puyallup, WA
If you are interested in learning about how dental implants can restore your smile and confidence, please contact our office to schedule a consultation. One of our highly skilled oral surgeons will evaluate your condition and determine if dental implants are right for you. Come visit our office conveniently located in Puyallup, WA.
Pacific Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
8012 112th St CT E
Puyallup, WA 98373
Phone: (253) 770-1000