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Dental implants offer patients a natural-feeling, attractive alternative to dentures and bridges, helping men and women feel more self-confident following tooth loss. Dr. Choi is a leading provider of dental implants in Renton, WA, using the most advanced techniques and state-of-the-art materials for patients at Sunrise Dental of Renton.
Dental implants are devices used to replace natural teeth that have fallen out or have been extracted. They comprise a metal post that’s implanted into the jaw bone and an artificial tooth or crown that attaches to the post and is designed to look and feel like a natural, healthy tooth. Implants have become especially popular in recent years as men and women look for more comfortable, natural-feeling options following tooth loss.
The dental implant placement process typically takes three visits. At the first visit, the post is implanted into the jaw. Implants require a certain thickness of bone to remain stable once the crown is attached. If the bone in the jaw is too thin to support the implant, a bone graft procedure may be performed to augment the existing bone with a tiny piece of bone taken from another location in the mouth or with a sterile graft from a tissue bank. Once the post is in place, it will need to fuse with the bone in a process called osseointegration which can take several weeks. At the next appointment, a second piece called an abutment is attached. This piece securely attaches the crown to the post. An impression also will be taken and sent to the lab where the crown will be made. At the third visit, the crown will be attached to the abutment and gently shaped so it fits comfortably.
Implants offer several advantages over dentures and bridges:
- They’re attached to the jaw so they can’t slip or cause sore spots.
- They feel and function more like a natural tooth.
- The metal post stimulates the natural bone replacement cycle in the jaw, helping to prevent bone atrophy and related tooth loss in the future.
- They can be cared for just like a natural tooth with regular brushing and flossing and routine checkups to make sure the surrounding gum stays healthy.
With proper care, a dental implant can last indefinitely.
No words needed!! This place was just great! It was my first appointment here but everything was satisfy (easy to find location, clean/sanitized, friendly dr. and staffs) And most import part was best dental exprience I've ever had. I am highly recommended.Lindsey Kim
Love this dentist office, everyone have been friendly, professional and very thorough! So glad I discovered this office it’s the best care I have ever gotten! Many cleanliness practices in place. Thank you Dr Choi, Dr. Lee and Stephen!Mark A
Today was my first time visiting Sunrise Dental and I thought all of the staff was very friendly and kind. The installation is nice and clean, all the covid precautions in place. The doctor explained my procedure very well, he made sure I had all my questions answered.Berenice Ruiz
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We accept a wide range of PPO and Fee-For-Service.
We also provide the financial options to those who do not have dental insurance.