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Kirkland, WA, dentist explains the advantages of replacing missing teeth with dental implants

Are you dealing with missing teeth? Are you struggling with speaking effectively or chewing your food properly because of these lost teeth? Do you want to learn about the options available to you for replacing missing teeth and restoring the appearance of the smile? Patients in the Kirkland, Washington area who are interested in working with a dentist to replace their teeth will want to discuss all of the solutions available to them, including dental implants.

Replacing Missing Teeth With Implants at Kingsgate Dental in Kirkland WA Area

What are dental implants?

Dr. Ann Kelley at Kingsgate Dental describes dental implants as titanium posts that act as false tooth roots. These posts are placed with oral surgery right into the bone of the jaw where a tooth is missing. The abutment that sits above the gum line is then restored using a dental crown. In cases where multiple teeth are missing, the dental implant can act as a foundation for a dental bridge or an anchor for a full denture. This versatility makes dental implants one of the more popular choices for tooth loss in adult patients.

How does the dental implant work?

The dental implant stimulates the growth of bone in the jaw through a process known as osseointegration. When the bone grows, it wraps around the implant to hold it firmly in place. This is what gives the dental implant the proper strength and foundation it needs to function as a natural tooth once did. Dental implants are then restored by the dentist in a manner most appropriate for the patient’s unique needs.

Why choose dental implants?

There are several advantages to dental implants that make them highly desirable by our patients. Dental implants:

  • Last a lifetime with proper care
  • Look natural when restored with porcelain restorations
  • Provide the best in stability and strength
  • Ensure maintenance of natural bone
  • Are a smart investment in one’s smile


Are you considering the placement of dental implants?

Find out if you are a candidate for dental implants by booking an appointment with Dr. Ann Kelley and her team at Kingsgate Dental. Kirkland, WA area patients can call (425) 385-0080 and book a visit at 12308 NE 114th Street.

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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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A Success Story

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.
Damen CReviews on Google
 - 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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