What are dental implants?

Dental implants are a surgical method used to replace one or more missing teeth. Dental implants are strong, durable tooth replacements designed to last for a lifetime and feel just like your natural smile. Led by Dr. Obiora E. Nkwonta, we offer dental implants in Seattle, Washington to help restore your smile and improve your overall oral health, appearance, and function.

How are dental implants placed?

The process to place dental implants takes place over a number of months and results in a beautiful new smile. First, small titanium posts are surgically placed in your jawbone to act as a new tooth root. After a period of time has passed, allowing your gums to heal, your new dental restoration, usually a crown, bridge, or denture, is attached on top by using a connector called an abutment. With dental implants, no one needs to know you ever lost a tooth. Because of their stability, dental implants can help you chew, eat, and speak properly while also boosting your self-confidence. If you are interested in replacing missing teeth with dental implants, we encourage you to contact us at Rainier Dental Center today. We would be glad to help you schedule your consultation with our friendly dentist.