Youngs Family Dentistry

(253) 839-0660

30821 14th Avenue S. | Federal Way, WA 98003

Dental Implant FAQ's

What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a permanent new root for a missing tooth. It is a titanium screw that is placed into the jaw bone. An abutment and crown is then placed on the implant to provide a new tooth that is permanent and looks just like a natural tooth.

How are dental implants different than dentures?
Dentures are a removable set of teeth or partial set of teeth that need to be removed and cared for in a special manner. They can often feel bulky and are difficult to get used to. Dental implants, on the other hand, are a permanent replacement for missing teeth that can be cared for just like natural teeth.

What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants look and feel just like real teeth, they are permanent (you do not remove them daily), you can eat the foods you want without any fear of embarrassment, and the procedure is fairly inexpensive.

Who can place a dental implant?
Dr. Lee has extensiving training in placing implants and continues to take additional courses which allow him to place most implants in-office. If your case is very complicated or extensive, we can refer you to a preferred implant specialist who can place the dental implant. Afterwards, Dr. Lee can finish your smile with the abutment and crown.

How much do implants cost?
The price of your dental implants will vary, based on how many implants you are having placed and amount of insurance coverage on your dental plan. Generally, the total cost of an implant is $2700, from start to finish. The cost for an individual abutment and crown without the implant screw varies. For more information, schedule a consultation with us to determine the best treatment plan for your implants and to discuss a finance plan if necessary.

Do dental implants hurt?
No. A local anesthetic will be given before the procedure so that you do not feel any pain; if you have anxiety or fear, we also have several sedation options. Please call us for more information.

How long do implants last?
When cared for properly, implants should last a lifetime. Proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits are essential to the success of your implant.