Dental Implants Kirkland WA

What are dental implants?

Did you know that many people refer to dental implants as “posts?” While it is technically true that a dental implant will act like a post, much like fence posts or mailbox post in that it will support overlying structure, a “post” is actually a separate dental accessory used to rebuild and restore broken teeth!

Dental Implants Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.

Dental Implants Presentation

A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the implant is made of titanium – the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, our oral surgeons first replace the root with a small dental implant.

Time is allowed for bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. A support post (abutment) is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In many cases a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.

Do you have missing teeth? Do you desire a restored smile?

Call Cascadia Oral Surgery, Kirkland WA Phone Number 425-358-2726 to schedule your Dental Implants consultation.

Surgical Advances

Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Wang and Dr. Amini are able to place single stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them, but do require a minimum of three to six months of healing time before artificial teeth are placed. There are even certain situations where the dental implant can be placed at the same time as the tooth extraction – further minimizing your number of surgical procedures.

Dental implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist. Dr. Wang or Dr. Amini performs the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary. The restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis (crown). Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process.

Cascadia Oral Surgery

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I am quite impressed by the high standard work and professionalism carried out by Dr. Amini.

- Rad

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Dr Wang was very good about explaining the procedure and the post op care. He is very friendly.

- Julie N

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Dr. Amini payed attention to everything I said and gave me the most beatiful implants I could have asked for. Thank you!

- Rose M

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I had a great experince with Dr. Amini. He is very knowledgeable, professional friendly and honest.

- Cherie S

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