Dental Implants in Seattle, WA

Restore Your Smile With Dental Implants

First impressions are essential, and a smile can make all the difference. That’s why keeping up with your dental care is so important. But even with our best efforts, time and nature sometimes take our teeth from us. If you’ve lost teeth for any reason, the expert dentists and support staff at Aesthetic Dental Associates in Seattle have the skills and experience to restore them. Our dental implant treatment can enhance your first impression by supporting your oral health and guaranteeing a winning smile!

What Are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth that’s placed in the jawbone to replace a missing tooth from root to crown. The “root” is fabricated from titanium, which is well-suited to fusing with human bone and is used regularly in surgical restorations. A customized crown is then fixed to the post, replacing the visible portion of the missing tooth.

If you’re living with one or more missing teeth, dental implants may be the perfect solution to give you back your smile. The ideal candidate for implants is a non-smoker with good oral health, sufficient jawbone density, and healthy gums. Dental implants are a versatile restorative treatment, offering a reliable replacement for individual missing teeth, a complete arch, or anything in between.

What Are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth that’s placed in the jawbone to replace a missing tooth from root to crown. The “root” is fabricated from titanium, which is well-suited to fusing with human bone and is used regularly in surgical restorations. A customized crown is then fixed to the post, replacing the visible portion of the missing tooth.

If you’re living with one or more missing teeth, dental implants may be the perfect solution to give you back your smile. The ideal candidate for implants is a non-smoker with good oral health, sufficient jawbone density, and healthy gums. Dental implants are a versatile restorative treatment, offering a reliable replacement for individual missing teeth, a complete arch, or anything in between.

Dental Implant Process

Initial Consultation

You’ll first attend a consultation with Dr. Johnson so he can determine if you qualify for dental implants. Your teeth, gums, and jaw will be examined for any issues that may complicate the implant procedure.

If any underlying oral health problems are found, he’ll provide the necessary treatment to reduce any issues and boost your implant candidacy. Patients with gum disease or insufficient jawbone density may need a supplemental procedure to qualify for implants.

Placing Your Implants

You may be able to receive your dental implant restoration in as few as two appointments, depending on your individual oral needs. Dr. Johnson will begin by administering a local anesthetic to numb the targeted area. We also offer dental sedation methods for patients who may feel anxious about the procedure.

Once the numbness sets in, our implant dentist will make a small incision in your gums to access your jaw bone and place the titanium fixture. From there, he’ll place a temporary dental crown to protect the implant site from bacteria while it goes through the process of osseointegration. Osseointegration occurs when your implant fuses to your jawbone over time, which can take between three to six months to complete.

Placing Your Restoration

Once your mouth has healed completely, you’ll return to our office to receive your customized dental crown. Dr. Johnson will ensure your crown matches your teeth for a natural appearance. After placing your crown and making any necessary adjustments, you’re ready to show off your new, restored smile!

X-ray of dental implants in position

Ready to Give Your Smile a New Shine? Schedule an Appointment With Our Seattle Dentist Today!

Don’t live with missing teeth any longer. Our Seattle dentist, Dr. Robert Johnson, offers dental implants for patients looking to restore natural beauty and function to their smiles. To learn about your candidacy for dental implants, call our Seattle office to schedule an appointment at (206) 682-3888.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do dental implants cost?
How long does it take to get dental implants?
How long do dental implants last?
How much do dental implants cost?

The cost of your dental implant treatment depends on factors determined in your personalized treatment plan, such as how many implants you require. Dr. Johnson can provide you with an estimate of your treatment cost at your initial consultation. We recommend contacting your dental insurance provider to learn what costs your plan will cover. You can also visit our financing page to explore our affordable dental implant financing options.

How long does it take to get dental implants?

The dental implant process typically takes five to eight months to complete, though this depends on factors such as the condition of your oral health. After receiving your implants, you’ll need to wait for your mouth to completely heal before receiving your restoration. Dr. Johnson can provide you with a treatment timeline at your consultation.

How long do dental implants last?

Dental implant fixtures last a lifetime, but the dental crown restoration may need replacing after 15 years. However, crowns can last up to 30 years with proper care and maintenance, which includes practicing good oral hygiene. We recommend brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and rinsing with mouthwash between meals.

It’s also important to schedule biannual appointments at our Seattle, WA office for routine dental exams and cleanings. Regular dental visits can help support your oral health and restorations for years to come. Call our office today at (206) 682-3888 to schedule your appointment.

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