What are dental implants?

If you are missing one or more teeth from your smile, Dr. Obiora E. Nkwonta, our kind dentist at Lake City Way Dental Center, may suggest dental implants. A surgical treatment, dental implants offer many benefits when compared to other methods of replacing teeth. Dental implants are exceptionally strong and feel just like your natural teeth would. Permanent and versatile, you are also able to achieve the beautiful smile you have always wanted while improving your ability to chew and speak. We are proud to offer dental implants in Seattle, Washington as part of our effort to help you achieve a smile you can be proud of.

Are dental implants painful to get?

Under the skilled direction of our dental team, dental implants do not have to be painful. We are here to guide you through each step of the treatment process. To place dental implants, we will:

  • Surgically place a small titanium post into the empty spaces in your jawbone left by missing teeth
  • Allow your gums to heal as the post fuses to your natural bone structure
  • Attach a connector post called an abutment
  • Permanently attach your final dental restoration, generally a crown, bridge, or denture

If you want a reason to smile again after tooth loss, come visit our office to learn more about dental implants. We are excited to help restore your smile!