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By Fine Dental Arts of Bellevue
May 11, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Tooth loss doesn’t have to be forever. Find out how dental implants could implants

Do you feel embarrassed to smile now that you have lost a tooth? Do you hate that people seem to notice that gap more than the rest of your smile? Has tooth loss made it harder to chew food or affected your speech? If so, then our Bellevue, WA, cosmetic dentists, Dr. Kianoosh Behshid and Dr. Amir Emam, can turn it all around with dental implants.

What is a dental implant?

When you lose a tooth you also lose the roots of a tooth, which is an essential component for a healthy mouth. A dental implant is a restoration that is designed to function just like a tooth root, which is why our Bellevue dentists surgically place the implant into the jawbone. Over time, the bone and tissue will fuse together so the implant becomes a permanent restoration within the jawbone.

If you are only missing a single tooth then one dental implant is all you’ll need to replace the tooth. Of course, if you are dealing with significant or complete tooth loss, this doesn’t mean that you can’t get implants. In fact, we can place multiple implants throughout the jawbone. These implants can support and stabilize dentures. If you are a denture-wearer who is frustrated that your dentures move around, then you could be an ideal candidate for implant-supported dentures.

Who is right for dental implants?

Despite the tooth loss, do you have good oral health? Are you in good general health, too? If so, then you could be an ideal candidate for getting dental implants in Bellevue. Factors that play into your candidacy include:

  • Oral health (no decay or active gum disease should be present)
  • General health (you shouldn’t be dealing with uncontrolled chronic health issues or undergoing chemotherapy/radiation therapy)
  • Your immune system
  • Lifestyle habits (e.g. smoking)
  • Jawbone deterioration
  • Your age (implants are not meant for children or teens whose mouths are still developing)
  • Your dedication to maintaining your restoration

Don’t you owe it to yourself to get a restoration that will replace your missing teeth for life? We thought so! Turn to Fine Dental Arts in Bellevue, WA, today to schedule your consultation. Let’s find out if dental implants are right for you!

By Fine Dental Arts
May 10, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
dental implants To get straight to the point—yes, tooth loss is bad for your oral health. If you are missing a tooth, you must have underwent an extraction or experienced dental trauma, resulting in a knocked-out tooth. Or you could have lost a tooth to gum disease. The affected tooth is gone, and you may be thinking that the problem is solved. That’s not the case.

Tooth loss turns the tables on your oral health

At our Bellevue dentist office, we have examined patients’ mouths and seen how tooth loss and weak tooth structure can cause oral health to decline. It’s very important to find a replacement for a missing tooth or teeth.
Without timely repair of your smile, a number of problems can arise:
  • Neighboring teeth gravitate towards the open space
  • Exposed gum tissue become irritated by outside forces
  • Bite and function of teeth change, thus, making it difficult to chew and speak
Nowadays, a dental implant is a practical option for many reasons:
  • It saves the jawbone from disappearing
  • A dental implant stays put, permanently
  • The synthetic crown blends in well with natural teeth
  • You can maintain a dental implant by good brushing and flossing

Is the reason behind tooth loss important?

Yes. We will need to determine why you lost a tooth. If a tooth was knocked out, we can go ahead and create a treatment plan for replacing the tooth. On the other hand, tooth loss caused by gum disease or an infection can affect the results of a tooth replacement, such as a dental implant.
Before any restorative treatment can start, other dental issues need to be handled beforehand. If underlying problems aren’t treated first, gum disease/infection can spread, resulting in more tooth loss.
Most people get tooth loss treated, but that’s usually if the tooth is in the front.
What prosthetic dental device would you prefer? Are you interested in dental implants in Bellevue? Call our Bellevue dentist office at (425) 558-0909. 
By Fine Dental Arts
December 16, 2013
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants     
Dental Implants Bellevue WATooth loss can be caused by many different factors: tooth decay, gum disease, a broken tooth and severe tooth infection. While tooth loss is on the rise, dentists from all over the globe are using the best technology and procedures to combat tooth loss and restore patients’ smiles.
Dr. Kianoosh Behshid, Bellevue, WA dentist, sets the standards high at her dental practice, and works hard to restore or replace a tooth. A dental implant is the rising star of restorative procedures, and it is frequently researched on the Internet. Most people want to understand what an implant procedure is and how successful it can be—it has a high success rate. But what about dental implant candidacy? Your Bellevue dentist reveals the characteristics of a good implant candidate.

Who is an implant candidate?

If you are interested in dental implants, you are a good candidate if you have the following:
  • Healthy gums
  • Sufficient amount of jawbone
  • Good oral health

Why is good candidacy important?

While most people are good candidates, a dentist still needs to determine candidacy by carefully evaluating patients’ health history. Heavy smokers, people with chronic conditions or systemic problems and alcohol or substance abusers need to be examined before discussing an implant as a possibility.
Like any procedure, successful treatment is directly related to the body’s reaction. In most cases, the body readily accepts an implant because of the use of biocompatible materials, such as titanium. Pre-existing conditions may affect how the body accepts an implant and heals—it all depends on the extent and severity of a condition.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Behshid regarding dental implants in Bellevue, call her office or submit a request via her website. What questions do you have about implants? Let us know in the comment section!