Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Secure your smile

You wouldn’t perform a $1 million renovation on your home, and then leave it unlocked, would you? Probably not. It just doesn’t make sense. We know that our patients are wise enough to protect their assets, that’s why dental implants are our most recommended solution for replacing missing teeth.

The dental implant difference

Dentists and implant patients alike recommend dental implants because you are not just restoring the crown, or the visible portion of the tooth or teeth, but you are replacing the tooth root, which is essential in maintaining the integrity of your oral health.

Oral health

When missing teeth are allowed to remain missing, teeth on either side of the gap will begin to shift and rotate, and your bite will be compromised. And without the support of the tooth root, the underlying jawbone will actually begin to deteriorate, which is the cause of the ‘sunken face’ appearance you see in patients with missing teeth. Dental implants help maintain the integrity of surrounding teeth, the gums, and the jawbone.

Unmatched stability

Dental implants offer unmatched stability in securing tooth replacements and dental appliances like crowns, bridges, and dentures. Dental implants ensure your smile looks, feels, and functions just like your natural teeth. Dental implants eliminate worry of restorations that don’t stay put. Keep your smile on lockdown with dental implants.

How do dental implants work?

Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically inserted into the gums and allowed to fuse with the jawbone. Implants function as tooth root replacements that can serve as anchors for tooth restorations such as porcelain crowns, porcelain bridges, and dentures. The implant will need a period of a few months to fully fuse with the jawbone before you will be fitted for a restoration to fit your needs.

If you have any questions about dental implants, or would like to schedule a consultation with your Seattle dentist, Dr. Gollofon, please contact us today at (206) 445-6890. Our office is conveniently located in North Seattle on Lake City Way.