Have you lost one or more teeth? Are you searching for a tooth replacement option that is lasting, stable, and natural looking? If so, our dentist may recommend dental implants for your smile. A dental implant is a permanent tooth replacement that replaces both the root and crown of the missing tooth. The first part of the implant process is typically referred to a trusted local specialist, such as an oral surgeon or periodontist. This specialist will place the dental implant post, which is a small titanium post that is surgically inserted in the jawbone. We then allow a period of healing, which typically lasts a few months. Dr. Lois Lee will then complete the implant process by attaching a custom-made restoration on top of the implant post. Based on which teeth are missing, your implant restoration may be a dental crown, a dental bridge, or a denture.
Because dental implants utilize the jawbone for support, they are exceptionally stable and secure. They are also very similar to your natural teeth in how they look, function, and feel. If you are interested in how dental implants in Lynnwood, Washington, can improve your smile after tooth loss, we welcome you to contact us today at Meadowdale Dental Clinic. Our dentist and dental team are eager to help you restore your smile to its full potential!