Dr. Jen Kim, DDS
Kirkland, WA Family and Cosmetic Dentist
Serving Kirkland and the Greater Eastside since 2005
  • ““Dr. Kim is a professional dentist and has a lot of experience in dentistry. She made sure that you're comfortable and aware of what is going on during your treatment. I have known Dr. Kim for more that 4 years now, and I recommend her as one of the excellent dentist in this area.””


    ““Ever since I have met Dr. Jen Kim and her excellent staff about nine years ago I had continuous great experience there with all of my dental needs. Even after changing my residence address from Kirkland to Redmond I've decided to stay with Jen Kim Family & Cosmetic Dentistry!””

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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 for you, and can then begin the process. 

Your Dental Implants

A dental implant is typically a tapered, cylindrical post that is surgically attached to the jawbone. Implants areDental Implants Kirkland WA made of metal, usually titanium, and are topped with a full crown to look and function like a normal tooth. The implant post itself is typically pre-made, and your dentist will attach it to your jaw. 

Titanium is a metal known to be able to bond with bone, which is why this is a common choice for implants. You have to fill the gap in your mouth from the missing tooth root completely in order to have a replacement that will be durable, and that will stand up to regular eating habits. Dental implants are made by using thin rods of titanium and carving unique threads into the metal, which is what helps anchor the implant to the patient’s jaw. 

After the implant is in, you’ll wait for it to heal completely. This will allow the implant to fuse to your jaw, making it very strong, and ready for the crown to be placed. Your dentist will take a mold of your teeth to ensure that your replacement tooth will fit nicely. When placing the tooth, you’ll be able to make adjustments, and your bite will be checked to ensure that it fits correctly. 

Dental Implants Kirkland

If you are wondering if dental implants are the right choice for you, contact our office today for more information at (425) 284-4450. Our team is always happy to answer any questions you may have, and we can schedule a consultation with our experienced dentist to see if you are a candidate for dental implants right away.