Bellevue Dentist | WA |

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12360 NE 8th St. Suite 250

        Bellevue 98005

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425.453.2222

 

 

3D scans are an incredible diagnostic tool to increase precision of implant placement around anatomical structures in the oral cavity and reduce surgery time.

                       
Dental implants are a permanent and appealing solution to replace missing or extracted teeth. They are better than other alternatives like bridges because no additional teeth need to be altered to place the new tooth.  The implant in the bone mimics a tooth root in the bone and stimulates the body to maintain more bone in the area. 

The entire implant process is performed over the course of a few months. The first part of the process is to install the implant itself, where a screw is placed into the jaw bone. An incision is made in the gum so that the implant can be inserted. Multiple implants can be placed at once if necessary.
Commonly implants are allowed about 3-6 months for ideal healing, and during this time the jaw bone will form around the implant in a process called osseointegration.  Occasionally, if circumstances permit we will begin loading the implant earlier than this amount of time. 

After the implant has healed it is time to place an abutment on the implant. The abutment serves as the base for your new tooth. One this is placed an impression of the abutment is taken and is used to create your permanent restoration. Some offices have an onsite lab to create the crown, but others will have to send it to an outside lab. Once the restoration is completed you can return to the office to attach the restoration permanently. Your smile will look just like it used to, and after a short period of getting used to the implant it will feel just like one of your own teeth.

 
 
 
Dr. Mike Hsieh and Dr. Stanford Chen strive to provide the best possible care with Dental Implants, Cosmetics, Veneers, Orthodontics (Braces, Invisalign), Oral Surgery, Endodontics (Root Canals), Periodontics (gums), Oral Sedation dentistry and Affordable Dental Care in Bellevue and Millcreek.