If you’re about to replace your missing tooth with a dental implant in Lynnwood, Washington, then our Meadowdale Dental Clinic team is more than happy to help you prepare for your appointment! Sometimes dental treatment can be a little scary, but if you know what to expect, you can feel comfortable in the dental chair.
So, when you come into our office and meet with your dentist, Dr. Lois Lee, you can expect the following steps to occur:
Step 1: First, your dentist will thoroughly examine your oral cavity by taking a series of X-rays. This examination is extremely helpful because it informs your dentist on the health, strength, and condition of your teeth, gums, and bones.
Step 2: If your jawbone is strong enough, you will be sent to an oral surgeon to begin the treatment process. The surgeon will place a tooth root implant into the bone socket of your missing tooth. The implant will be made of titanium. Then, your bone will need to heal around the post to secure it in place. This could take six to twelve weeks.
Step 3: When your bone has healed around the post, your dentist will attach an abutment onto the post. Then, she will create a dental crown that will fit perfectly in your smile. Once the crown is ready, she will place it over the abutment.
Now that you know all about dental implant treatment, you’re ready for your upcoming appointment! If you have any questions or if you would like to learn more, please call our office today at (425) 361-0842 and talk to a member of our dental team. We look forward to helping you!