Issaquah Implants & Oral Surgery
Call us today at Issaquah Office Phone Number 425-391-8284 to make an appointment.
Who Can Benefit from Implants?
Whether you are missing a single tooth or several, you can benefit from restoring your dental health with implants. A dental implant looks, feels and functions like a natural tooth. Patients rave about the positive changes dental implants have made in their lives!
Are Dental Implants a New Procedure?
No. The implants utilized today have been developed and perfected over the last 30 years. The specific systems we use at Issaquah Implants & Oral Surgery are the best that implant dentistry has to offer.
Are Implants Successful?
Yes! In ideal conditions, implant success can approach 100%. Patients who make a commitment to healthy oral hygiene practices and regular visits to their dental professionals often keep their implants for a lifetime.
Will People Know I Have Implants?
Not unless you tell them. However, the life-changing benefits received from having dental implants have inspired many patients to tell everyone they know about them!
How Long Does Treatment Take?
The dental implant process takes an average of three to six months. This time frame allows your bone to fully fuse with the implant, helping to ensure success. Some patients may need a longer healing period, depending upon their specific health and teeth replacement needs. The majority of patients are able to use a temporary replacement tooth during the healing phase.
Are Implants Expensive?
Over a lifetime, a dental implant is far less expensive than a removable partial or fixed bridge that needs replacement approximately every eight years. More importantly, placing an implant does not pose the same risk of harming or modifying nearby teeth, which would make them more susceptible to loss.
CONSULTATION AND DIAGNOSTIC EVALUATION
A comprehensive evaluation performed by Dr. Narra at Issaquah Implants and Oral Surgery begins the process. Diagnostic records are collected at this time, including a 3-D Imaging.
Phase I: Implants can be comfortably placed with the same kind of local anesthesia used for routine dentistry. The implants (root portion of the teeth) are placed in the jawbone and healing caps are placed on top to allow the gum tissue to heal. The implants are then allowed to fuse to the bone, a process that typically requires three to six months. We will provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for your implant following placement.
Phase II: After the implants have fused to the bone, abutments are securely placed on top. Abutments connect the implants (root portion of the teeth) to the crowns or prosthesis (visible portion of the teeth). Abutments are usually placed immediately prior to the impressions your dentist will take for use in fabricating your new crowns or prosthesis. The process of fabricating and securing your new prosthesis may take several trial fittings.
After you receive your final teeth, it’s important to care for them as directed by your implant team. Caring for implants is usually similar to the regimen recommended for natural teeth, including regular cleanings and examinations. Issaquah Implants and Oral Surgery and your restorative dentist are committed to your improved health with your dental implants.