Dental Implants in Issaquah, WA
Replace your missing teeth with the #1 restorative solution.
You Deserve a Beautiful, Complete Smile
Dental implants replace your missing teeth from root to crown so you can smile with confidence again.
If you’re missing one or more teeth, you know just how much an incomplete smile can negatively impact your quality of life.
You may feel embarrassed to show your teeth, preventing you from smiling, speaking, laughing, and fully expressing yourself. You likely struggle to eat properly, making every meal a challenging and frustrating experience.
Even worse, missing teeth can have severe consequences to your oral health, leading to a cascade of other expensive and painful issues.
The good news is: You don’t have to suffer any longer!
Dental implants are an advanced, modern restorative solution that permanently replaces missing teeth.
Dental implants are well-loved by patients for many reasons – it’s no wonder they’re considered the #1 tooth replacement solution!
Ready to find out if dental implants are right for you? Contact our Issaquah implant experts today for your initial consultation.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
How do they measure up with other solutions, such as bridges and dentures?
When you’re missing a tooth, the surrounding jawbone rapidly deteriorates. This leads to a sunken-in look to your face, and cause a host of other oral health issues. Dental implants are the ONLY dental restoration option that preserves and stimulates natural bone, preventing bone loss.
When it comes to teeth-replacement solutions, dental implants are truly the next best thing to your real ones. An implant looks, feels, and functions just like your natural teeth. We artistically design your implant to blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile. You’ll likely forget you ever were missing a tooth!
Bridges and dentures often require permanently modifying the surrounding natural teeth to support the replacement. Dental implants are a more conservative, stand-alone restorative solution. It doesn’t need these undesirable alterations – your natural teeth stay fully intact and healthy.
Dental implants are made with durable, long-lasting materials such as titanium and porcelain that aren’t subject to decay. With proper hygiene care and regular trips to the dentist, your implant can last for decades, if not a lifetime!
While dental implants typically are a bit pricier upfront compared to other restorative solutions, they usually save you money in the long-term. They are a permanent solution that doesn’t require ongoing maintenance and dental visits.
The bone deterioration that occurs with missing teeth can cause your face to appear sunken-in and older than you are. Dental implants preserve the density of your jawbone, keeping your face healthy and youthful-looking.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
We use the latest technology for dental implants in Issaquah, WA.
The dental implant process starts with an initial consultation to determine if implants are the right choice for you.
Next, we’ll use an advanced scanner to capture a 3D image of your mouth. This image is used to plan and create your custom implant accurately.
At this point, we’re ready to place your implant. The procedure has three parts:
- Preparation: The area around your missing tooth is cleaned, numbed, and prepped.
- Placement: The custom implant is carefully placed into your jawbone using our surgical technology. Over the next several months, your implant will naturally fuse with your jawbone, creating a solid, permanent foundation.
- Restoration: When the implant has completely healed, we’ll attach an abutment to connect your implant to your shiny new crown. You’ll have a gorgeous, fully restored tooth!
As periodontists, we specialize in the bone and tissue that surround your teeth, making us an exceptional choice for your dental implant procedure. Learn more about what makes us unique.
Dental implants can be used as a foundation for permanent dentures that snap-on to the titanium posts. These full dentures offer an array of benefits over their removable counterparts, such as:
- Improved stability for your oral health
- Prevention of bone deterioration
- Stops teeth shifting
- Easy maintenance
- Long-lasting and durable smile
- Improved functionality
The custom-made dentures are easy to use and look completely natural, making them a great alternative to traditional, non-permanent dentures.
With the loss of upper back teeth, sinuses often enlarge. This enlargement can create an air-filled space that impedes the ability to place dental implants since implants need to be surrounded by solid bone.
A sinus augmentation is a surgical procedure that returns the sinus cavity to its original position and replaces the bone that has been lost. The new bone graft takes about six to nine months to heal before the dental implants can be placed.
When there is insufficient bone quantity to support dental implants, a biocompatible membrane between the gum and bone is placed. This acts as a barrier and prevents down growth of the gum into the underlying bone as it heals.
In some cases, a bone graft or tissue-stimulating proteins may be placed under the membrane to encourage your body’s natural ability to regenerate bone and tissue. Within a few weeks, the membranes around the teeth should dissolve or reabsorb.
Throughout the years, Dr. Raval has always met me with professionalism and a smile. I truly enjoy visiting him because the customer service is top-notch! I will continue to have Dr. Raval care for my implant and any other specialized dentistry I may need in the future. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs specialized dental care!
Erika F. (Actual Patient)