Have you considered dental implants? You should if you are anticipating any tooth extractions or if you already have smile gaps. At Bellevue Dental Excellence in Bellevue, WA, the dental implant expert is Dr. Man Sunwoo. He fully qualifies prospective implant patients, offering a renewed and functional smile that looks and acts completely natural. Learn the details on this innovative restorative treatment by reading below!
A dental implant becomes part of your jaw
How is this possible? Well, by through the use of highly accurate CBCT Scan Technology, Dr. Sunwoo surgically inserts a titanium root (screw-like or cylindrical) right into the jaw where the natural tooth roots used to reside. During this process, he may place a single implant to replace one tooth or multiple implants to retain a bridge or full denture, depending on your custom needs of course. After this step is taken, the natural process of osseointegration guarantees a successful and stable bonding between implant and bone.
After many weeks of healing and osseointegration, your dental implant is ready to receive a metal alloy post and realistic porcelain crown. In the case of more extensive restoration, Dr. Sunwoo fits the dental implants with healing collars, and later, a full prosthetic.
Advantages of dental implants
It is proven by statistics that no other tooth replacement can match the stability, reliability, longevity, and realism of dental implants. The Institute for Dental Implant Awareness says that most implant procedures succeed—97 percent of them, in fact. Furthermore, the IDIA maintains that dental implants stay in place and function for years, sometimes even for the rest of a patient's life.
In addition, Dr. Sunwoo and his patients like dental implants because they:
- Look and function like real teeth (eat whatever you like, including apples, corn on the cob, and more)
- Improve jaw bone density and width
- Prevent natural teeth from shifting toward empty tooth sockets
- Are easily maintained with twice daily brushing, once a day flossing and professional cleanings every six months at Bellevue Dental Excellence
If you're ready to restore your smile, phone (425) 378-1600 today to schedule an appointment with Bellevue Dental Excellence!