Dental Implants In Bellevue

During the last 20 years, dental implants have become a desirable alternative to other methods of replacing missing teeth. Right now, it is a standard of care to provide dental implants to patients instead of dental bridges.  Excellent success rates and a range of available options give dentists a variety of new ways to treat and replace lost teeth.dental implants Bellevue

Dr. Nelson Chen can evaluate your case and tell you if you are a candidate for dental implants. Structurally, a dental implant is a titanium-based cylinder that replaces the missing tooth root. After a period of time, other parts are placed on the implant to enable your dentist to eventually place a crown (cap) on the implant. Implants can also be used to support full or partial dentures, dramatically improving denture retention and stability.

Most patients with adequate bone mass can have implants, although it varies among individuals. Typically an x-ray and CT-scan are performed to determine if you have enough bone to place the implant, as well as to verify the size and kind of implant that should be placed.

Benefits of Dental Implants

When compared to fixed bridges and removable dentures supported by other teeth or gum tissue, implants offer numerous advantages:dental implant Bellevue

1. Better esthetics:

Since implants are placed in the gum similar to the way a natural tooth is supported, they offer a more realistic and natural look compared to other alternatives.

2. Reduction of bone resorption:

When a tooth is lost, the supporting bone structure gradually recedes. Placing an implant in that empty space significantly reduces the speed of bone resorption and provides stability for this valuable tissue.

3. Retention:

Patients who have experienced removable full or partial dentures know that keeping their dentures in place is always a challenge. Dental implants offer a great improvement to denture retention for all patients. In some cases the denture can be secured to a group of implants with special screws that stabilize the denture completely. implant dentist in Bellevue

4. Preserving natural tooth structure:

Often the preferred method of replacing a single missing tooth is a bridge. Bridges require extra preparation for the surrounding teeth to ultimately connect 3 or more teeth. This negatively impacts your health by making the task of retaining your teeth more difficult and by often requiring the destruction of existing tooth structure to create room for the new bridge. An implant is mostly an independent unit and does not negatively affect the adjacent teeth.

Looking for a great implant dentist in Bellevue? For more information please call our office to schedule your consultation.

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Dr. Nelson Chen DDS, is your friendly and awesome Bellevue Dentist serving Bellevue, Factoria, Redmond, Kirkland, Issaquah, Newcastle.  Dr. Nelson Chen provides dental crowns, dental implants, dental veneers, teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, white fillings, dental extractions, dental bridges, deep cleanings, family dentistry and many more.  Please contact us at 425-451-7388.
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