Dental Implants

Family & General Dentistry & Orthodontics located in Bellevue, WA

Dental Implants

Dental Implants services offered in Bellevue, WA

Dental implants replace teeth lost to extractions, trauma, or poor oral hygiene. At Newport Dental in Bellevue, Washington, general and family dentists Sarah Park, DDS, David Rubinov, DDS, and the team specialize in placing and restoring dental implants. Whether you’re missing one tooth or multiple teeth, dental implants can transform your smile and encourage optimal oral health. Call the office to request a dental implant consultation today or book online.

Dental Implants Q&A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are small metal screws that your Newport Dental provider inserts into the empty sockets where your teeth used to be. The screws fuse with your bone after placement, providing a base for restorations, such as crowns, bridges, or implant–anchored dentures.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants offer many benefits, including:

  • Confidence
  • Convenience
  • Durability
  • Clearer speech
  • Easier biting and chewing

Dental implants can even prevent other oral health problems. Replacing missing teeth with implants reduces the risk of gum recession and keeps your remaining teeth from moving out of position.

What is the process for getting dental implants?

At Newport Dental, getting dental implants takes a series of visits spaced over several months.

Your provider completes an oral exam and takes digital X-rays to check the health of your tooth roots and jaw. If you’re missing permanent teeth and have healthy gums and jawbones, you qualify for treatment. Your Newport Dental provider numbs your mouth and places one (or multiple) implants into your empty tooth sockets.

After implant placement, your mouth heals for several months while the posts integrate with your bone. When that process finishes, you return to Newport Dental. Your provider takes digital impressions of your mouth and sends them to a dental lab. That lab then uses your impressions to create custom crowns, bridges, or implant-anchored dentures.

You visit Newport Dental for the third time when your restorations are ready. Your provider attaches your crowns, bridges, or implant-anchored dentures to the titanium posts and checks your bite. After placement, there’s no downtime, so you can eat your favorite foods immediately after.

How long do dental implants last?

If you practice good oral hygiene, your dental implants may last a lifetime.* The team at Newport Dental recommends brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing regularly, and visiting the office every six months for an oral exam and preventive teeth cleaning.

Even so, you might need to replace the implant restorations every 10-15 years because crowns, bridges, and dentures experience general wear-and-tear like your natural teeth.

Call Newport Dental to see if you’re a candidate for dental implants, or click the online booking feature today.

*Individual results may vary.