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Dental implants are great restorations that can replace your missing teeth and restore your oral health. If you’re about to help your smile with a dental implant, you’re on your way toward the top-notch smile you deserve! To help you prepare for the treatment, our dentist, Dr. Huang, is happy to tell you all about the steps involved. Those steps are:

Step No. 1: Your dentist will begin by placing a titanium post (dental implant) into the socket of the missing tooth. This is only possible if the jawbone is healthy and strong. Your jawbone will then need to heal around the post to stabilize it. This will take some time.

Step No. 2: Once your bone has healed around and secured the post, your dentist will attach a second piece to the post, which will secure the dental crown (replacement tooth) into place. Then, he will take impressions of the smile and will send them to a dental lab. At the lab, technicians will create a customized dental crown for you.

Step No. 3: When the crown is ready, your dentist will secure it over the attachment to give you the complete, functional, and beautiful smile you want.

To learn more about dental implant treatment in Federal Way, Washington, please contact Art of the Smiles at 253-839-4048. Our dental team will be more than happy to give you the information and details you’re looking for. We are excited to hear from you!