Dental Implants


Dental implants look, feel, and work just like healthy, natural teeth. Implants are better and more comfortable than dentures. Look and feel great with dental implants.

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What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a comfortable, natural-feeling and natural-looking way to replace badly-broken or missing teeth. With implants we can replace one or more missing teeth as well as add support to dentures that do not fit properly.

Do Dental Implants Look Real?

Over the past few years dental implants have become a much more common procedure. Fortunately, advances in technology and advances in how the procedure is done have made implants a very good option for replacing missing teeth.

When done properly, dental implants should look and feel like natural teeth.


What Are Dental Implants Made of?

A dental implant is a cylinder shaped component made from titanium which is very biocompatible. Or in other words, the body rarely rejects this type of metal. Implants can often be placed at the same time that a failing tooth is removed. However, even teeth that have been missing for years can Usually be replaced with dental implants.

Do Dental Implants Work For Everyone?

We can do a thorough assessment of the bone structure in your mouth to determine whether or not you are a candidate for dental implants. We have the capability in our office of taking a three dimensional x-ray of your jaw to determine if there is adequate bone to support an implant.

Dental Implants vs Bridges

Some advantages of dental implants over other types of treatments are that they have a very natural look and feel. Most patients that have dental implants say they feel exactly like their natural teeth. Another advantage over traditional treatments, such as bridges, is that the adjacent teeth do not need any additional work done to them to support the implant.

How Long Do Dental Implants Take to Get?

The process of placing a dental implant usually takes about an hour. Most patients report no pain during the procedure and most have very little if any discomfort after the procedure is over.

Douglas M Sheets, D.D.S
30321 16th Ave S
Federal Way, WA 98003
Phone: 253-200-5554
Fax: 253-941-9654
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