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Dental Implants – Dentist Seattle

Dental Implants Seattle

Unparalleled Support for Your Restoration

Smiling man with gray hair wearing yellow shirtDental implants provide durable support for dentures, dental crowns, and dental bridges. These tiny titanium posts are surgically placed in the jaw, where they offer an increased level of security to patients who are missing one or more teeth. If you want to restore your smile, dental functionality, and self-confidence, you may be a good candidate for dental implants at our Seattle practice. Dr. Mark Caggiano places and restores dental implants in Seattle. Contact Seattle’s Best Smiles to learn more about how implants can enhance your smile and quality of life.

The Placement Process

Before he places your implants, Dr. Caggiano will conduct a comprehensive examination and consultation. After determining that you are a good candidate for implants, he will take panoramic x-rays. These images will give him a detailed view of your oral structure so that he determine the optimal placement for your implants. He will work with you to create a treatment plan that meets your budget and health needs.

On the day of your procedure, Dr. Caggiano will numb your gums and jawbone. Then he will create small incisions in your gum tissue.  He will insert the titanium posts into your bone through these incisions. If you have existing dental damage, he can often provide same-day extraction and implant placement. Although this treatment typically involves minimal discomfort, we also offer advanced sedation options to ease any anxiety you may have. When the implants are in place, the dentist will put a healing cap on top of each one. Over the next three months, your gums and bone will heal around these posts, making them permanent fixtures in your mouth. While you are waiting for your new restorations, Dr. Caggiano can provide a temporary dental prosthetic.

When you have fully healed, you will return to the office where Dr. Caggiano will take impressions of your bite. During a following appointment, the dentist can attach your custom-fabricated restoration, which might consist of a crown, bridge, or full denture.

Advanced Treatment Options

Bone degeneration is a common side effect of tooth loss. In order to be considered for implants, you must have a dense enough jaw to support the posts. With bone grafting, an oral surgeon can build up the natural structure of your jaw, using your own bone or a synthetic substitute. Dr. Caggiano works closely with a trusted oral surgeon, who can place dental implants in Seattle here in our office. In fact, for your convenience, we offer every aspect of implant placement in one easy location.

Benefits of Dental Implants in Seattle

Dental implants have enjoyed a rapid surge in popularity, thanks to their many advantages. These benefits include:

  • Implants are permanent. With proper care, they could last the rest of your life.
  • It is easy to take care of implant-supported restorations. You must simply brush and floss like you normally would, and undergo routine cleanings and exams.
  • Implants are the only restoration that can prevent jawbone degeneration.
  • These restorations are extremely stable and will never slip out of place.
  • Implant-supported restorations are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.
  • With a restored smile, you could enjoy greater dental functionality and an improved sense of self-confidence.

Learn More About Restoring Your Smile

To learn whether you are a candidate for implants, schedule an appointment with Dr. Caggiano today.