Dental Implants for Tacoma, WA
Many people say that the key to a great first impression is a beautiful smile. Unfortunately, if your smile is missing a few teeth, you’re probably not getting the impression that you’d like. Not only does a missing tooth affect your smile, but it also impacts your lifestyle. Smiling, chewing and talking can all be negatively impacted by a missing tooth or two.
Luckily, you can get your smile back. If you’re missing a few teeth in Tacoma, WA, turn to the experienced staff from Mark D. Johnson DDS PS. Dr. Johnson and his staff
What Are Dental Implants?
If you have missing teeth, dental implants are the best option for you. Dental implants are one of the most reliable and efficient ways to replace missing teeth. This procedure includes surgically inserting metal posts or frames into your jawbone, right beneath your gums. After these are in place, your dentist will attach replacement teeth onto your metal posts. This is a tried and true method that Mark D. Johnson DDS PS has successfully completed many times. Your dental implants will blend in with the rest of your smile, mimicking the look of your natural teeth. Not only do dental implants look natural, but they improve the overall strength of your teeth.
How Do They Work?
Our process begins with a consultation. Our staff will meet with you to examine your teeth, go over your options and talk with you to understand your expectations. Not only is our main
Once it’s decided that dental implants are the best procedure for you, we’ll get started. The procedure begins by making an incision in your gums, where the missing tooth or teeth is normally occupied. Our staff will then anchor the implant or frame to your jawbone. This
After the surgery, you and your implant will need time to recover. This allows your implant to take hold and the bone to connect to the device. As soon as your jawbone has had the amount of time needed to connect to your implant, our dentist will then fasten your artificial tooth to your implant.
What Are the Benefits?
Dental implants are a great and durable option for people of any age. While dentures or tooth-supported bridges slip around in your mouth, dental implants will sturdily stay in place. This gives you the ability to talk, chew and swallow with ease. The crowns that are mounted on your implants will be extremely secure. Dental implants are also beneficial because they will stop you from grinding down on your neighboring teeth, securing your new teeth in place.
Recovery and Care
After receiving your dental implants, your gums and mouth will most likely feel achy and tender. During this time, it’s imperative that you do not disturb the implant site. We suggest that you refrain from touching the wound, spitting or rinsing immediately after your surgery. It is also not uncommon to experience some swelling and even bleeding a few days after your surgery. Excessive bleeding should not occur and should be handled by your dentist.
In the case of swelling, we recommend applying a bag of ice on the cheek in the general area of the surgery. This will help minimize swelling. Unfortunately, after the anesthesia wears off, you most likely feel varying degrees of pain. We suggest taking pain medications to help reduce your discomfort.
To avoid the risk of infection, you must take your prescribed antibiotics. For the oral care of your implants after surgery, Dr. Johnson and his staff will give you specifications after your surgery. Typically, dental implant recovery involves using a prescribed oral rinse and a salt water rinse after meals. When it comes to brushing, we recommend brushing gently around the implant site.
Why Mark D. Johnson DDS PS?
We’ve been serving our Tacoma patients with high-quality dental implants since 1993, providing the best dental care possible. Dr. Johnson provides a unique dental experience, due to his expertise in dentistry and his genuine care for his patients. When you step into our office, you’ll immediately feel at ease thanks to our friendly and experienced staff. We make it our goal to keep your teeth healthy and your smile bright.
Dr. Johnson graduated from the University of Washington Dental School with honors and has been practicing dentistry in Washington for over 30 years. His passion for dentistry has helped many patients across Tacoma and the world. Dr. Johnson has completed multiple dental work missions in Guatemala, Tonga
Read Our Reviews
The office of Mark D. Johnson DDS PS has been open for over 20 years. That means we’ve treated a lot of happy patients. Don’t believe us? Read just one of our many positive reviews:
“I’ve been going to Dr. Johnson since I moved to WA back in 2001. I’ve never had any issues with him and he and the staff have always treated me and my children wonderfully. When I’ve had to be numbed, he would wait 5-7 minutes before coming to start working. If I wasn’t numb yet, all I had to do was say so and he’d wait another 5-7 minutes. I’ve never felt rushed or like they didn’t care. Even after months between visits, they’d remember our last conversation and ask how things were going. I highly recommend Dr. Mark Johnson and his lovely staff!”
Contact Mark D. Johnson DDS PS Today
You shouldn’t have to feel self-conscious about your smile. Isn’t it time that you finally get your once beautiful smile back? The staff from Mark D. Johnson DDS PS certainly thinks so. We invite you to contact our friendly dental practice today to learn more about our dental implant procedure. If you think it’s the right fit for you, schedule an appointment. Call us today at 253-565-1695 for more information!
Schedule an appointment with us today in Tacoma, WA. At Mark D. Johnson DDS PS we’ll help you choose which of our high-quality cosmetic dental treatments will work best for you. We take your needs and desires seriously. This individualized treatment plan will give you the confident smile you deserve.
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