Restorative Dentistry
Restorative
Dentistry

Federal Way, Washington

Dental Implants

For those considering dental implants, a visit to Avalon Family Dentistry is in order. The procedure will take several visits and requires surgery. Patients undergoing this procedure should only work with a dentist who has their full confidence.

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Do You Offer Dental Implants?

Yes, we offer dental implants. You will need to come in for a consultation so we can assess your current situation, your health needs, and your outcome prognosis.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

Dental implants can work well for anyone who is missing their permanent teeth. It's important to note that many adults have had to have teeth pulled, and by the age of 65, many senior citizens have lost several teeth. There is no shame in suffering from missing teeth. Don't miss out on a repair that could be life-changing!

What Makes Me a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

Any adult with missing teeth is a good candidate, although those who use tobacco may limit their chance for a successful procedure. If you smoke and want to stop, the idea of dental implants may be just the inspiration you need.

When Will I Have My New Dental Implant?

The teeth implant process can take several months. You can expect:

  • An initial consultation
  • X-rays
  • Healing time for the implant to embed
  • The installation of the abutment, or object that holds the new tooth
  • Your crown

The healing time is critical. Until the titanium implant is secure, your abutment and crown can't be placed.

Where Will I Have My Dental Implant Surgery?

Your procedure will likely be performed in our local office under a local anesthetic. You will be given instructions to follow prior to your procedure about what to avoid before any type of surgery. You may also be given preventative antibiotics before the procedure to reduce the risk of infection.

Why Does Getting Dental Implants Take So Long?

Dental Implants replace your tooth roots. These roots need to be stable in your jaw bone before we can make a crown fit on top of the "root". Because that base is tied to your jaw, making sure that the titanium implant isn't at risk of motion, which could lead to a great deal of pain and even permanent damage, is critical to your health and safety. Additionally, your gum tissue has to heal fully after each incision. Luckily, this tissue is rich in blood supply and generally does heal quickly. If you smoke, be aware that this activity can get in the way of your natural healing ability.

How Long Will My Implant Last?

Under normal use, your dental implant can last up to 25 years with no trouble. In the event that you suffer an accident that impacts your jaw, you may need to have your implants reset. Should you take up tobacco again, be aware that you can put your dental implants at risk due to bone thinning.

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Dental Implants Near Me in Federal Way, WA

Contact us at Avalon Family Dentistry for a consultation about any missing teeth. A dental implant could be the fastest way to stabilize the teeth around a missing tooth, so don't delay.

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