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There are multiple ways to replace teeth with dental implants in Kirkland, WA

A single missing tooth can have a profound impact on your appearance. Several missing teeth may impair speech and chewing function, and lead to bone loss. Dental implants have become the gold standard to replace teeth. Implants provide patients in the Kirkland, WA area with options for restored smiles.

multiple ways to replace teeth with dental implants

Dental implant basics


A dental implant is a substitute tooth root, made of a biocompatible material. It is placed into the jawbone to stabilize a replacement tooth, or a multi-tooth prosthetic. The procedure is an oral surgery, but has minimal soft tissue involvement, and heals quickly. Over the course of several months, bone fuses with the implant, providing a solid foundation for restoration.


Tooth replacement options


  • Stand-alone restoration – This is the most common application. Once the implant site is fully healed, a post is inserted into the implant, and topped with a porcelain crown. A single tooth may be replaced in this manner, several, or an entire arch.
  • Fixed bridge – A bridge contains one or more artificial teeth in a row. A traditional bridge is anchored to teeth adjacent to the gap. However, it can also be affixed to dental implants. In essence, just two implants are needed to replace up to five consecutive missing teeth.
  • Partial denture – This method is similar to an implant retained bridge, except replacement teeth can be at various locations in the arch. A partial denture clips to dental implants, but is removable.
  • Full denture – Just a few implants provide an amazing level of stability for a full denture. Dr. Kelley can create a comfortable, lightweight implant-supported denture for this purpose. If you have an existing denture that fits well, she may be able to retrofit it to snap over the implants.

Kingsgate Dental offers a broad array of treatment options for customized care. Call (425) 385-0080.

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Dr. Ann Kelley is a graduate of the Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska. She highly values the comfort of her patients, and places the needs of the patient above her convenience. Her dental clinic is built to bring the best and most comfortable dental experience to all her patients. She builds relationships with her patients based on trust and always acts to safeguard this trust.

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Damen CReviews on Google
 - 5 Star Rating Review I have gone to Kingsgate Dental for about two years now, and every experience has been excellent. Dr. Kelley is very knowledgeable and very thorough with her analysis of the issues that I have faced with my teeth. The staff is polite and always happy to answer any questions that I have and give me pointers to improve my dental hygiene. I will continue to go to Kingsgate Dental/Dr Kelley for years to come.
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 - 5 Star Rating Review By Kathy W Dr. Kelley and her staff are a treasure. State of the art equipment, As a past Dental Administrator for a very large practice in Lynnwood, am soo happy to know that Dr. Kelley, her hygenists who have been there for over 20 years, are bar none the most indepth and through a cleaning as you would ever find. I have never felt more then a slight prick when getting novocaine. Between numbing the gum and gentle procedure they also offer nitroux, for us real scaredy cats. Music, neck pillows and blankets all make the experience truly enjoyable. I had gone too many years neglecting my teeth and found through Tammy, my hygenist and Dr. Kelley they were able to put together a plan to save the teeth they could and design partials for the ones I could not afford to save. I am a small business owner with no insurance and yet they came up with a plan that I am so happy with. I am without any infection, so much healthier and the partials Dr. Kelley designed are like a second skin. From Jackie and MaryAnn at the front desk to the assistants, hygenists and Dr. Kelley you will be in professional and caring hands. I recommend to all my family and friends.
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 - 5 Star Rating Review By dixy i Great experience. Dr. Kelley and her staff made me feel less anxious about the whole thing. Great job on the crown too! I've already recommended two friends! If I was staying in the Seattle area I'd definitely return.
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