Dental Implants Specialist

Northwest Dental

General Dentists located in Arlington, WA

A great smile can mean the difference in how you feel about yourself from the inside out. Northwest Dental’s dentists and licensed denturists create dental implants for patients of all ages. With locations in Bellingham, Burlington, Arlington, Everett, and Oak Harbor, Washington, the knowledgeable team at Northwest Dental can replace missing or severely damaged teeth so you can look and feel your best again. To learn more, call for a consultation or book your appointment online.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Many adults think dental implants are the next best thing to having natural teeth, and they might be right. When you lose your own teeth as a result of a traumatic injury, decay, or an illness, it can have a negative effect on your self-esteem. Dental implants are strong, stable teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.

A dental implant is a metal post that a dentist implants into your jawbone beneath your gums. Essentially, it’s the root of your new tooth. Once the post is in place and your mouth fully heals, a process that typically takes a few weeks, your dentist mounts the new replacement tooth (crown) on the post permanently. The implants fuse to your jawbone so they are strong, stable, and don’t shift in your mouth.

These metal posts also help bridges, dentures, and crowns stay securely affixed to your jaw.

What are the advantages of dental implants?

In addition to looking, feeling, and functioning like your natural teeth, dental implants offer the following advantages:

  • Are permanent and can last a lifetime
  • Offer a cost-effective solution to replacing a missing tooth
  • Help retain your natural face shape and smile
  • Protect your healthy jawbone
  • Help prevent decay of surrounding natural teeth
  • Allow you to speak easily and naturally
  • Don’t slip out of your mouth
  • Are strong and durable for chewing foods you love
  • Aren’t susceptible to cavities with an implanted crown
  • Offer a proven, predictable outcome for tooth repair

Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

If you’re missing a single tooth or a couple of teeth, you may be an ideal candidate for dental implants. Your gums need to be healthy, and your jaw must be finished growing. Dental implants are not for children but are an excellent solution for adults.

You may also be a good candidate for implants if you are ready to replace a bridge or partial dentures, or if you’re tired of having dentures that slip. Men or women looking for a more permanent, long-term solution to dental work may be good candidates for implants. Your dentist discusses all your options and answers your questions during your consultation.

Book an appointment online or call the Northwest Dental location that’s most convenient for you to take the first step toward a more confident smile.