Your professional solution for missing teeth
Losing a tooth to an accident or disease can be devastating. Whether you’re missing one, many, or need replacements for all your teeth, dental implants are an excellent choice.
No more worries about denture slips or gaps in your smile – just a beautiful, full smile that you’ll be proud to show off!
Looking for dental implants in Edmonds? Contact Soundview Family Dental today. We can help.
Why choose us
for dental implants in Edmonds
A dental implant is a titanium post that requires oral surgery and is surgically placed in the jaw to serve as the support for a dental fixture that looks and functions like a natural tooth.
Dental implants have quickly become the top solution for replacing missing teeth, thanks to their amazing benefits. Our patients in Edmonds, WA have reported experiencing only minimal discomfort during the healing process and love the beautiful, natural-looking, and long-lasting results of the dental restorations.
Our dentist uses the latest and best implant technology to provide our patients with a functional and aesthetically pleasing solution for missing teeth.
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Missing or damaged teeth can be a source of embarrassment and discomfort for many people. Luckily, dental implants offer a long-lasting and natural-looking solution. A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically placed into the jawbone, where it fuses with the bone to create a strong and stable foundation for a replacement tooth. The benefits of dental implants include:
Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth, so you can smile confidently and enjoy a natural-looking smile.
Better oral health
Dental implants do not require support from surrounding teeth, which means they help preserve the surrounding teeth and prevent further tooth loss.
With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime, making them a cost-effective solution over the long-term.
Comfortable and convenient
Unlike dentures, dental implants are permanent and do not require any special care or maintenance beyond normal brushing and flossing.
Improved speech and eating
Dental implants restore full chewing and speaking ability, allowing patients to eat their favorite foods and speak clearly without worry.
Are you feeling less confident because of a missing tooth?
Not being able to smile broadly and with confidence can affect many aspects of your life. From personal relationships to your professional career, your smile is often the first thing other people notice about you.
If you’ve got missing teeth, and aren’t feeling a 100% happy with the appearance of your smile, a solution is within reach. Let us help.
The best tooth replacement option
You may have heard about dental implants or seen a brochure in our office about the wonderful benefits of dental implants, and thought about replacing your current dental fixture with something more permanent. Because implants can last up to 25 years, are more comfortable, and are certainly more secure, they are a welcome change for those with dentures or bulky, uncomfortable bridges. Never worry that your dentures will fall out, or that you will have difficulty eating the foods you want, when you choose dental implants in Edmonds.
Types of dental implants
Are dental implants for you?
Dental implants, while revolutionary, aren’t always right for everyone. One of the things that Dr. Kitts will examine during your consultation is the health and density of your jawbone, the alignment of your remaining teeth, and many other factors. Those that have significant bone loss, whether due to age or the use of dentures for several years, may not be suitable for implant placement right away. Other procedures may be necessary first, like a sinus lift or bone graft.
Our office offers dental implant services to help you restore missing teeth. Dr. Kitts is an expert at placing dental implants, and he’ll work with you to create a plan that’s customized to your needs. We’ll make sure you feel comfortable during the entire process, from start to finish. Our goal is to help you have a healthy, functional smile that you can feel proud of. We’ll do everything we can to make sure your dental implants look and feel like natural teeth.
At Soundview Family Dental, we want all of our patients to be happy with the look and health of their teeth and gums. Our top priority is you and your dental needs. Life is too short to be unhappy with your smile. We’re here to help, without judgment, criticism, or embarrassment. With dental implants, you can regain that lost confidence and start smiling again. It all begins with contacting our office to schedule your initial consultation. You can make an appointment by calling us or you can book an appointment online any time!
WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS AND HOW DO THEY WORK?
Dental implants are a way to replace missing teeth. They are made up of two parts: a titanium post that is placed in the jawbone and a crown that is attached to the post. The post acts as a replacement root for the missing tooth and the crown looks and functions like a natural tooth. Dental implants work by fusing with the jawbone, creating a stable and secure foundation for the crown.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS?
A good candidate for dental implants is someone who has lost one or more teeth and has enough bone density in their jaw to support the implant. Candidates should also have healthy gums and be committed to good oral hygiene habits. People who smoke or have certain health conditions may not be good candidates for dental implants, and should consult with a dental professional to discuss alternative options.
HOW MUCH DOES INSURANCE PAY FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS?
Typically, most dental insurance companies will not contribute to the cost of a dental implant. Implants are considered a cosmetic procedure, and most don’t offer coverage for this type of process. A conservative estimate for the costs of a single dental implant is $3,000-$4,000.
HOW LONG DO DENTAL IMPLANTS LAST?
The great news about dental implants is their longevity. Implants are designed to last upwards of 25 years or more. Many patients won’t have to replace an implant in their lifetime, with proper care and regular checkups. In comparison, dental fixtures like bridges and dentures will only last five to ten years.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET DENTAL IMPLANTS?
The time it takes to get dental implants varies depending on each individual case. The process typically involves a consultation with a dental professional to evaluate the patient’s oral health and determine if they are a good candidate for implants. After that, the implants are placed in the jawbone and a temporary crown may be attached while the implant fuses with the jawbone. Once the healing process is complete, a permanent crown is attached to the implant. The entire process can take several months to a year.
HOW PAINFUL IS GETTING A DENTAL IMPLANT?
Getting a dental implant placed isn’t as painful as you might think. While your dentist will need to make an incision into the gum, patients are given a local anesthetic to numb the area. The placement of the implant isn’t painful for most people but is more of a feeling of pressure. The jawbone doesn’t contain nerve endings, which is where the dental implant will be inserted.
CAN YOU HAVE A FULL MOUTH OF DENTAL IMPLANTS?
Absolutely! For those that need full arch replacements, both top and bottom, dental implants can be used. Most patients will require four implants per arch to support a complete implant-supported denture. In some instances more may be needed, and is dependent on the specific patient, their jawbone condition, and other factors.