Dental Implants





Dental Implants

No More Loose Dentures, Enjoy The Stability of Dental Implants

A dental implant is a small titanium screw that serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. Dental implants can be placed in either the upper or lower jaws. Due to the biocompatible properties of titanium, a dental implant fuses with the bone and becomes a good anchor for the replacement tooth. Dental implants can be used in solutions for replacing single or multiple missing teeth.


Why Replace Missing Tooth?

When you lose a tooth, the biting forces change on the teeth next to the space, causing them to shift. Opposing teeth may even begin to extrude out of the socket, which means they too could eventually be lost.

As your bite changes, it gets more difficult to chew your food, and you may suffer damage to your jaw joint. It’s also much harder to clean teeth that have shifted; harmful plaque and tartar collect in the new hard-to-reach places created by the shifting, causing tooth decay and periodontal disease.

Also, without the root structure of a natural tooth present, the jawbone can shrink. This shrinkage will make your face look older than it is.

There are no loose parts to worry about losing. The dental implant is stable and comfortable. No adjustment is needed after placement. Normally, it will serve its owner for life.


Benefits of Implants

An implant and crown is practically indistinguishable from your natural teeth, and it fits so securely that you won’t even notice it when you chew and speak. When we place an implant, it’s not necessary for us to alter the structure of the adjacent teeth, so their strength and integrity is maintained. Also, an implant replaces the roots of a missing tooth, which helps to lessen the bone loss that occurs when a tooth is missing. In essence, an implant is the next best thing to your natural tooth.

When the three or more teeth are missing, the only real replacement alternative is installing a fixed bridge. The bridge contains all teeth in one piece and is anchored on dental implants.


Course of Treatment

Seattle Dental Implants

BEFORE THE PROCEDURE

Three teeth at back end of the mouth are missing. The only real replacement alternative is installing a fixed implant bridge. The bridge contains all teeth in one piece and is anchored on dental implants.


INSTALLING THE IMPLANT

Implants used to support a bridge are placed and allowed to surrounding bone in the same manner as a single tooth implant. After the appropriate healing time, healing abutments are placed on each implant to allow contouring of the tissue.
ATTACHING THE BRIDGE

When the implant is securely anchored in the bone, the healing abutments are removed and final abutments are attached to the implants. These function as the core of the replacement teeth that are attached directly to the implants.
END RESULT

The new bridge will handle all the pressure that your strong, natural back teeth did. You will have a stable and secure solution that allows you to eat what you want.


If you are ever in need of dental implants in Seattle, North Seattle, Northgate, Shoreline, Mountlake Terrace, Kenmore, Edmonds, Lynnwood, Kirkland, Bothell, Lake Forest Park, Bellevue, Mercer Island, Everett, Medina, and Woodinville, call A Dental & Denture at (206) 440-1500.





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Testimonials
Our Patients Love Us

The work is excellent and done quickly. Every step was well explained with the necessary information to make informed decisions. Chair side attention to comfort, concerns (anxiety) and keeping you "in the loop" is exceptional. I feel quite blessed that I was able to chose A Dental & Denture to provide me with a brand new smile.

Marc A. on Google

Excellent work, excellent service. I could not be happier my experience at A Dental. I highly recommend them.

Ellen P. on Google

Staff was very professional and accommodating, from the moment you enter the clinic until you leave. My fear of the dentist disappeared because of their warm welcome and cheerful disposition. Dr. Tarleton is undoubtedly highly skilled and showed good patient care by explaining every detail of the procedure that I underwent as well as post-op care and follow up. I had a very pleasant experience so I am highly recommending the whole dental team. If only I can give more than 5 stars---they are a perfect ten!

Bridel C. on Google

The team at A Dental & Denture made the whole process a very pleasant experience. They service and care provide was great and I love my new smile!

Robert C. on Google

I am so grateful for finding A Dental & Denture. Everyone is so friendly, kind and I can honestly say they really care about you. I never thought I'd ever say I enjoy going to the dentist but I look forward to seeing the whole staff. A wonderful experience. Angela you are the best! Thank you all for helping me.

Rick S. on Google

Any time I am in dire straits with the curse of my life, my bad teeth, I will go and see Angela, who is always the saving angel: she can help where others can't! I arrived without an appointment, because I had had an accident with my denture the night before (it broke apart) - I did not even have to wait long before Angela could see me, and a few hours later I walked out with everything repaired as perfectly as possible.
Thank you everyone for welcoming me back like an old friend!

Dorothea S. on Google

These are the friendliest, hospitable, and flexible dentists I've ever been to. They bent over backwards to meet my needs. They also offered complimentary coffee and massage chair to help me relax after getting fillings.
They also guarantee their work and really stand by that. They saw me multiple extra times to answer questions and help me address concerns I had about them. Turns out I just have irritable teeth!
I recommend Dr. Angela and Dr. Tom to anyone with teeth...or who wants teeth!

Josh J. on Google

I have had only excellent care from Angela and her team. They are professional, caring and upbeat always and I had great results with my new dentures. I would highly recommend them for care.

Carmel P. on Google

Love love love this place especially the staff! This is a well run office and wait time for me has never been long. I moved away but have yet to find another dentist I like so I make the drive to stay with A Dental & Denture.

Teresa W. on Google

Great environment to be in, nice neat office. Service is excellent!! Best part is the staff, super friendly and funny!! Always a good time when Im here. 100% RECOMMENDED!!

Rocky B. on Yelp

Great customer service!! I'm one happy customer. My teeth are sparkling white right after my dental cleaning. Very precise with the schedule and follow ups. I highly recommend this place!!

Raymar M. on Yelp
Review
Our Patients Love Us

The work is excellent and done quickly. Every step was well explained with the necessary information to make informed decisions. Chair side attention to comfort, concerns (anxiety) and keeping you "in the loop" is exceptional. I feel quite blessed that I was able to chose A Dental & Denture to provide me with a brand new smile.

Marc A. on Google

Excellent work, excellent service. I could not be happier my experience at A Dental. I highly recommend them.

Ellen P. on Google

Staff was very professional and accommodating, from the moment you enter the clinic until you leave. My fear of the dentist disappeared because of their warm welcome and cheerful disposition. Dr. Tarleton is undoubtedly highly skilled and showed good patient care by explaining every detail of the procedure that I underwent as well as post-op care and follow up. I had a very pleasant experience so I am highly recommending the whole dental team. If only I can give more than 5 stars---they are a perfect ten!

Bridel C. on Google

The team at A Dental & Denture made the whole process a very pleasant experience. They service and care provide was great and I love my new smile!

Robert C. on Google

I am so grateful for finding A Dental & Denture. Everyone is so friendly, kind and I can honestly say they really care about you. I never thought I'd ever say I enjoy going to the dentist but I look forward to seeing the whole staff. A wonderful experience. Angela you are the best! Thank you all for helping me.

Rick S. on Google

Any time I am in dire straits with the curse of my life, my bad teeth, I will go and see Angela, who is always the saving angel: she can help where others can't! I arrived without an appointment, because I had had an accident with my denture the night before (it broke apart) - I did not even have to wait long before Angela could see me, and a few hours later I walked out with everything repaired as perfectly as possible.
Thank you everyone for welcoming me back like an old friend!

Dorothea S. on Google

These are the friendliest, hospitable, and flexible dentists I've ever been to. They bent over backwards to meet my needs. They also offered complimentary coffee and massage chair to help me relax after getting fillings.
They also guarantee their work and really stand by that. They saw me multiple extra times to answer questions and help me address concerns I had about them. Turns out I just have irritable teeth!
I recommend Dr. Angela and Dr. Tom to anyone with teeth...or who wants teeth!

Josh J. on Google

I have had only excellent care from Angela and her team. They are professional, caring and upbeat always and I had great results with my new dentures. I would highly recommend them for care.

Carmel P. on Google

Love love love this place especially the staff! This is a well run office and wait time for me has never been long. I moved away but have yet to find another dentist I like so I make the drive to stay with A Dental & Denture.

Teresa W. on Google

Great environment to be in, nice neat office. Service is excellent!! Best part is the staff, super friendly and funny!! Always a good time when Im here. 100% RECOMMENDED!!

Rocky B. on Yelp

Great customer service!! I'm one happy customer. My teeth are sparkling white right after my dental cleaning. Very precise with the schedule and follow ups. I highly recommend this place!!

Raymar M. on Yelp