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If you’re missing a tooth, it can severely compromise your oral health. One of the most effective ways that your dentist, Dr. Lois Lee, recommends restoring a missing tooth is to install a dental implant.

If the damage to the tooth resulted in the loss of bone structure in the jaw, we might recommend receiving a bone graft before placing the implant.

The dental implant procedure in Lynnwood, Washington, can be performed on an outpatient basis. Most people choose to be deeply sedated, so you will need to arrange to have a friend or family member drive you home afterward.

During the treatment, a small incision will be made in your gums to gain access to the bone. Then, a narrow channel will be drilled and a titanium abutment will be screwed into place. Titanium is a biologically safe metal that, in time, will fuse to your natural jawbone to create a strong abutment.

After your gums have healed and the implant has fused with the bone, we can start the process of fully restoring the tooth with a standard dental crown.

If you are missing a tooth, you should call the highly trained dental professionals at Meadowdale Dental Clinic at (425) 361-0842 to explore your restoration options.