A dental implant is a permanent tooth replacement option that is surgically placed in the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. This provides a lasting, stable foundation for the replacement tooth. After inserting the implant post, we recommend a period of healing that often lasts a few months; during this time, the bone begins to bond with the biocompatible implant. Dr. Weber will then place the implant restoration on top of the post to complete your tooth replacement. Based on your unique dental needs and which teeth are missing, your custom-made implant restoration may be a dental crown, a dental bridge, a partial denture, or a complete denture.
Because a dental implant replaces both the root and crown of the missing tooth, it is a very lifelike restoration that looks, feels, and functions like your natural teeth. With proper care, your implant can last a lifetime! We invite you to contact us today at Smiles Dental to learn more about dental implants in Gig Harbor, Washington. We look forward to restoring your smile!