Dr. Jen Kim, DDS
Kirkland, WA Family and Cosmetic Dentist

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5 Facts about Dental Implants

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You may have heard of options for artificial teeth, such as dentures and bridges. But did you know that dental implants are another common way to replace missing teeth? Restoring teeth with dental implants in Kirkland is a treatment option that many people are choosing for many reasons.

Here are five facts about dental implants that you may not have known:

1. Dental Implants Fuse with Your Jaw

When you have an empty space between teeth, your jawbone begins to deteriorate. This can cause other teeth to move and even change the shape and appearance of your face and jaw. However, the titanium post of the dental implant bonds to your jawbone, ...

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Caring for Your Dental Implant

Have you decided on a dental implant to replace your missing tooth?

Are you still gathering information before making your decision?

We know that dental implants are an investment, and it’s important to have the information you need before you decide.

One question we frequently is: “How do I take care of my dental implants?” Kirkland dentist Dr. Jen Kim has great news for you! One of the best features of dental implants is how similar they are to your own teeth – and how easy they are to care for!

Brushing and Flossing

Just like with your natural teeth, you will want to brush your implant twice daily and floss once daily. Although an ...

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The Dental Implant Process

How are Dental Implants Made?

Dental implants are a popular option for tooth replacement, and with good reason! Unlike bridges, dental implants won’t leave you with any gaps in your mouth, and implants actually look and feel like full, natural teeth. Implants are a great option for most cases where a patient needs a full tooth replacement!

The first step towards getting dental implants is to visit an experienced dentist. If you have missing teeth, the surrounding teeth have to work harder to compensate, making it important to get proper treatment before this causes any other serious issues. A dentist will be able to determine if dental implants are the right choice ...

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