Pacific Northwest Specialists in Periodontics and Dental Implants

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Pacific Northwest Specialists in Periodontics and Dental Implants

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Why You Need A Specialist

World-Class Dental Implants at Pacific Northwest Periodontics

For 40 years, Pacific Northwest Periodontics has served as Seattle’s most sought-after provider of exceptional patient care and the most advanced solutions to save teeth, gums and bone instead of losing them to common oral health problems. If you are looking for a compassionate, transparent dental team with the highest level of certified skill and experience for the best results, you are in the right place. Our periodontists and staff will exceed your expectations.

Dr. Rapoport and Dr. Schuler have elite training, experience and accreditation as board-certified Diplomates of the American Board of Periodontology, an achievement that validates their knowledge and insights as highly-skilled experts in implant dentistry and the treatment of periodontal disease that is unmatched by 90 percent of periodontists in the Seattle area and across North America.

Selecting a board-certified diplomate for treatment of gum disease or the placement of dental implants can save you substantial time, money and pain. Our periodontists offer the widest range of options for dental implants, including solutions you may not have known were possible that can save your natural teeth when others may have not known there was a way to do so.

Caring by nature, our dentists understand that dental treatment may cause nervous or anxious feelings for some patients. We offer IV sedation dentistry that allows our patients to undergo treatment comfortably. By administering safe sedation medications, we can help those patients achieve a deeply relaxed state in which they cannot feel any pain or discomfort.

Dental Implant Tooth Replacement Options for Every Smile

Dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth. They restore the look, feel and function of a natural, healthy tooth.

With the proper oral hygiene and routine professional care, dental implants can last a lifetime.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Improved confidence: Replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant allows you to recapture a complete, healthy-looking smile and maintain a youthful appearance. You no longer need to feel self-conscious, anxious or depressed about gaps in your smile. Instead, you can feel confident and comfortable in your own skin.

Improved function: Implants are incredibly strong and can withstand normal biting or chewing forces. You can bite into a crisp apple or eat a delicious steak without worrying about your implant loosening or shifting around in your mouth. Implants do not restrict your speech in any way.

Improved oral health: Implants promote oral health in many ways. As you bite and chew on your implant, the titanium post provides the same bone stimulation as a natural tooth root; this keeps your jawbone healthy and strong, and prevents complications such as bone loss and premature aging of the facial features. Replacing a missing tooth with an implant also prevents the remaining teeth from shifting around in the mouth, wearing down or becoming crooked.

Versatility: Dental implants can replace one or all of the teeth in your mouth. They can serve as anchors for dental crowns, dental bridges or partial or complete dentures.

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Meet Dr. Rapoport

Dr. Rapoport is a licensed and experienced dental implant specialist that practices in Washington State and internationally, in South Africa, the United Kingdom and Australia. He is a board certified Periodontist and Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, the highest honor awarded in his field. He is an active member of multiple organizations including the Seattle-King County Dental Society, the Washington State Society of Periodontists, the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Periodontology, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the Academy of Osseointegration. In addition, he regularly lectures at national and international events and has been published multiple times. Read more…

Meet Dr. Schuler

In addition to his reputation as one of the best periodontists specializing in dental implants, All-on-4 Implants, gum grafting and bone grafting in our region, Dr. Schuler is a board-certified periodontist and Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, the highest honor awarded in his field, as well as an educator, serving as an affiliate associate professor at the University of Washington. Dr. Schuler regularly lectures at national and international dental conferences around the world.

Dr. Schuler’s dental degree is from the University of Erlangen in Nuremberg, Germany. He has served as an assistant professor in the prosthodontics department at the University of Cologne. After successfully defending his Dr. Med. Dent. thesis, Dr. Schuler left academia to practice general dentistry; an experience that gave him the best training possible for working hand in hand with general dentists for their best results. In 2000, Dr. Schuler relocated to Seattle and began three years of highly specialized periodontal and implant training at the University of Washington. After graduation, Dr. Schuler was selected to be an affiliate assistant professor in the Department of Graduate Periodontics at the University of Washington, and he went into private practice with Dr. Rapoport at Pacific Northwest Periodontics.

The Proof Is in Our Patients

At Pacific Northwest Periodontics in Seattle, Tukwila and Kent, Wash., every dental implant procedure is completed with care. We won’t stop working with you until you have the smile of your dreams, and we guarantee that each visit with us will be a productive and positive experience. Watch these videos to see what our Seattle and Tacoma dental implant patients think of their new smile, or visit our Testimonials Page.

“Dr. Rapoport is the absolute best.”
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“I would definitely recommend Dr. Rapoport for implants.”
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Our Accreditation and Affiliations

The American Board of Periodontology American Academy of PeriodontologyWashington State Dental AssociationAcademy of OsseointegrationAcademy of General DentistrySeattle King County Dental SocietAcademy of General Dentistry Program Approval for Continuing EducationAmerican Dental Association

Your perfect smile is just around the corner. Contact our Seattle dental office today to set up your appointment.