Replace Missing Teeth with Dental Implants Designed to Look and Function Like Natural Teeth

Losing teeth doesn’t mean you have to lose your smile, too. Dental implants in Everett and Redmond, Washington, can fill your mouth gaps to restore your smile’s beauty and function. Eckland Family Dental offers single-unit and full-mouth dental implants to ensure you don’t live with an edentulous smile, regardless of the number of teeth lost. Whether you have lost one or all of your teeth, schedule an appointment with Dr. Kale Eckland today. Your dream smile awaits.

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant replaces your tooth with the following three components.
The implant post: Placed in your jawbone by a trained dentist, an implant is a biocompatible titanium fixture that takes the place of your natural tooth root. 
An abutment: It’s a small element that links your implant to the final restoration. An abutment adds height to your implant and creates a solid connection to prevent slippage.
Final restoration: The last component of your implant is a custom-made crown that becomes the visible and functional portion of your new tooth. Sometimes, the final restoration can be a bridge or denture if you have lost multiple teeth.
You should replace your tooth as soon as it is lost. This way, you don’t have to deal with adverse tooth loss effects like diminished oral function, bone loss, ruined aesthetics, and lost confidence. The good news is that dental implants can avoid all that. Designed like natural teeth, dental implants fill mouth gaps to preserve your aesthetics, oral function, and confidence.

The dental implant procedure

The procedure starts by assessing your teeth, gums, and jawbone condition using digital x-rays and other diagnostic tools. If you have insufficient jawbone, we will recommend bone grafting to stabilize your jawbone for the implant. 

If you are set for implants, the dentist will place a titanium post in your jawbone through a minor surgical procedure. Titanium is well-tolerated by the body, so over the next 3-6 months, it will fuse with the jawbone to become one biological structure. 

Once your implant is fully healed and settled, the dentist will place an abutment with a minor procedure that only requires two weeks to heal. After placing an abutment, we’ll take impressions of your implant to fabricate a customized tooth prosthetic. The final restoration depends on the number of teeth missing and personal preference. The most common implant restorations are crowns, dentures, and bridges.

Dental implants near me

Are you ready to learn more about dental implants? Want to find out how dental implants can restore your smile? Eckland Family Dental is here to help. Call any of our offices in Redmond (425) 448-6339 or Everett (425) 249-3830 for all your dental implant solutions.

Many Happy Faces

Dental implants are titanium roots, that are replaced with in the jawbone to resemble a tooth or group of teeth. A screw is inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. A porcelain crown is then attached to the screw to become the new tooth or teeth. They can be used to support dental prosthesis including crowns, dentures, and bridges. Today’s treatments are so natural looking, no one will know you had surgery. There’s approximately a 95% success rate for all implants. With modern advances in dentistry, some implants can be restored immediately with life like all porcelain crowns. For more details ask your dentist.