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Kirkland, WA area dentist describes replacing missing teeth with dental implants

When a patient is faced with tooth loss, they may become overwhelmed at the options available to them for replacement. Dr. Ann Kelley and the team at Kingsgate Dental in Kirkland, WA encourage patients to learn more about the solutions that are used, including dentures, bridges, and dental implants. For many of the patients who visit our practice with single tooth loss, replacing teeth with implants is often the best course of action.

Dentist Describes Replacing Missing Teeth with Dental Implants in Kirkland, WA Area

What are dental implants?

Dr. Ann Kelley describes dental implants as titanium tooth root replacements. They function just like natural teeth because they are placed into the bone of the jaw in the same way a natural tooth is. This allows the implant to derive function and strength from the jaw foundation. The placement of the implant will stimulate natural bone growth during a process called osseointegration. Then, the top of the implant that rests above the gumline is restored over the top with a crown, bridge, or denture, depending on the number of teeth missing and the patient’s unique dental situation.

Who is a candidate for dental implants?

Dental implants are a restoration that can work in many different situations. However, patients need to have enough bone structure to ensure that the implant takes hold in the mouth and functions at its best. With dental implants, patients will need to undergo a series of x-rays to make sure the mouth is prepared for successful placement. Candidacy is determined during a consultation visit and initial evaluation with Dr. Ann Kelley and her team.

What other options are available?

Dr. Ann Kelley understands that dental implants are not for everyone. During a consultation appointment, patients can discuss their desires with their dentist and then work alongside her to choose a solution that best fits their needs. This includes finding a restoration that is affordable with out-of-pocket costs after dental insurance benefits have been applied. We offer several financing options to help make dental implants a reality for patients who might not otherwise be able to afford them.

Who do I call to learn more about dental implants near me in my community?

Dr. Ann Kelley and her team at Kingsgate Dental in Kirkland, WA work routinely with patients who are interested in the options available when it comes to restoring their smiles. If you are ready to discuss the ways in which you can replace missing teeth, or are curious to learn more about dental implants, call (425) 385-0080 and book an appointment at the office, conveniently located at 12308 NE 144th 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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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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