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Restoring quality of life.

Attractive, natural-looking teeth help us look and feel our best. They let us enjoy the foods we love. And they allow us to be more naturally confident where it really counts - at home, on the job, on the playing filed, but, especially, on the inside.

That is why the loss or damage of even a single tooth can have a considerable impact on everyday life and self-esteem. Fortunately, modern dentistry offers a variety of ways to restore or replace teeth - can be replaced for natural-looking appearance and restored function.

Today, modern dental restorations help thousands of people improve their lives. We invite you to learn more about the many options available to you, and how to make that first big step toward regaining natural, self-assured smile.

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“What can modern dental restorations do for me?”

Mind the gap.

Replacing missing teeth

Missing teeth can and should be replaced. This is because each and every gap in your tooth placement potentially poses problems to your long-term dental health. In fact, even one tooth missing can ultimately lead to the loss of additional teeth and, ultimately, a permanent change in your facial appearance.

People lose their teeth for many reasons - from accident and illness to deficient care. Whatever the reason, the immediate consequences can have a negative impact on one's quality of life. People may no longer eat many of the foods they once enjoyed. Self-conscious about their physical appearance, they stop laughing and smiling spontaneously.

Stopping the chain reaction.

Unfortunately, these short-term changers may only be the beginning. Adjacent teeth can collapse into the gap, while teeth in the opposing jaw can grow into the gap. Long-term teeth can also cause the bone to be resorbed - or to gradually break down. This weakens the adjacent teeth until they, too, can fall out. In short, the loss of even a single tooth can unleash a chain reaction which, left unchecked, can lead to even more permanent, irreversible physical damage.

Taking action.

Fortunately, modern dental solutions can help you and your dentist gain an early foothold in the process, stop further damage, and restore your oral health. By closing every gap as quickly as possible, you are building a firm foundation for a happier, more productive life that allows you to look - and feel - your best.

Give us a call today at 425-228-1620

What is a dental implant?

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“How will a healthy looking smile improve my life?”

Creating a new foundation.

Dental implants are artificial roots that serve as a replacement for missing teeth. Research indicates that dental implants’ biocompatible surface actually stimulate the required fusion with the bone, or a whole tooth replacement can be fixed to the implant or implants to feel and function like natural teeth.

Each year, millions of implants are successfully placed in patients through out the world. In light of a very high treatment success rate, it is no wonder that the trend towards implants continue to grow.

picture of crown bridge Teeth as individual as you.

Dental crowns and bridges are replacement teeth that are individually produced to meet your own personal needs. It is recognized that all-ceramic crowns and bridges offer best esthetic solution.

Why are implants used?

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“Are dental implants right for me?”

The many uses of implants.

Implants can be used for all kinds of restorations. Unlike a traditional bridge, a single implant restoration replaces a tooth without the need to grind down the adjacent teeth. Bridges anchored with an implant are free-standing and do not rely on the support of the surrounding teeth. Fixing a partial restoration on implants also avoids the need for less esthetic anchoring methods, like clasps.

Solutions made to last.

Regardless of the cause of tooth loss, dental implants can be a simple, proven and lasting solution for restoring teeth. After a thorough examination of your previous medical history, your dentist can advise you on whether dental implants may be the right solution for you. Anyone who is missing one or several teeth because of injury, disease, or tooth decay is a candidate for dental implants. There is no upper age limit. In fact, the deciding factor is that the jaw is no longer growing and that there is enough good, healthy bone to permit placement. If the amount of bone is inadequate, it is also possible for the bone to be built up.

Nevertheless, heavy alcohol consumption, smoking, diabetes, or other clinical conditions may interfere with an implant’s integration process and its ultimate long-term success. People who grind their teeth at night must also undertake a careful a evaluation with their dentist.

The advantages of dental implants.

1. Delivering a proven, successful solution.

Dental implants are widely recognized to be the most successful method of tooth replacement used today, Placed by specially, trained dentists, implants and modern prosthetics are hard to tell part from your natural teeth. The color, shape and contour of replacement teeth can be adapted to match that of your natural teeth. And with dental implants, healthy teeth do not have to be compromised.

2. Maintaining a youthful appearance.

Maintaining your natural bone is one of the most important advantages of dental implants. With missing teeth, the bone begins to resorb over time. Significant bone loss can shrink the contours of the jawbone, stimulating bone growth and stopping bone loss.

3. Preserving your healthy teeth.

With conventional dental bridges, adjacent teeth are used as anchors and must often be ground down. Dental implants eliminate the need and allow natural, healthy teeth to be preserved in the original state.

4. Comfortable solutions that last.

The latest prosthetics and implant solutions are very durable. They are more stable, more comfortable, and more functional than conventional dentures. And because dental implants are made of biocompatible materials, they are also more tolerated by the body, With proper care and good oral hygiene, a prosthetic solution will last for many years. A dental implant can actually last a lifetime.

5. Providing stable retention and security.

The stable retention of prosthetic solutions and implant-supported tooth replacements offers strength, reliability and durability similar to that of natural teeth. Crowns, bridges or prosthetics are securely anchored to integrated dental implants. This eliminates some of the main problems of conventional prosthetics: poor fit, gum irritation, pressure points, speech and taste impairment. The result is an esthetically comfortable, reliable and stress-free solution.

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A beautiful smile makes a lasting first impression.

Steve C Yang, DDS

Renton General Dentistry