Dental implants effectively replace any number of upper or lower teeth and consist of three main parts, which include a titanium screw, an abutment (connector), and aesthetic restoration. While dental implant screws (posts) serve as artificial tooth roots, the visible (crown) restorative portion allows for normal oral function and aesthetics. Our expert team of periodontists will work closely with your general or restorative dentist to complete your dental implant procedure. After we surgically place your dental implants, your dentist will create an implant-supported crown, bridge, or denture restoration that is customized to match your surrounding teeth, fit well with your jaw, and blend seamlessly into your smile for a natural-looking result. To learn more about implant restorations or the dental implant process, contact Premier Periodontics in Bellevue, WA today.
Implant-Supported Restorations Reviews
"Best place in Redmond for dental implants in my opinion. Thank you Dr. Dkeidek and team! You make me feel welcome every time I visit and your work is absolutely excellent."- M.N. / Google / Dec 03, 2016
"Premier Periodontics is an exceptional office. I'm in the dental field and have worked in a lot of dental practices. I have also personally experienced implants and periodontal procedures from other dentists. Dr. Fernyhough is highly skilled and uses the most up to date Technics. He has a great chair side manner and is also a genuinely caring person. I feel so fortunate to have found this office because I will need their expertise for future procedures. Thank you Dr. Fernyhough and Staff."- R.D. / Google / Dec 03, 2017
"Where have these two ladies been my entire life? Maryjo and Anja at Premier Periodontics, are the absolute best dental hygienist I have ever had! I had a dentist for 35 years who died in a ski accident and I was pushed out of my comfortable dental nest, so to speak, so I had the opportunity to find a new provider. My teeth were basically well cared for and I had no periodontal needs but I wanted to be proactive and research what was available. What about gum disease? What about implants that all my friends of a certain age are talking about? So, I made an appointment at the Bellevue office of Premier Periodontics which was comfortable, friendly and welcoming but not ostentatious. I had my teeth cleaned like they have never been cleaned before, and my gums mapped for recession. The advancements in dental care were fascinating and Dr. Dkeidek throughly examined my teeth and presented a plan of how I could better care for them. He also answered my many questions thoroughly and patiently. I was to have my teeth cleaned every 4 months to prevent further plaque build-up or recession of my gums. That was it! There was no hard sell to do any advanced procedures nor pressure to sign up for a package deal. I left the office smiling with a sense of receiving the best professional dental care available."- P.S. / Google / Dec 03, 2016
"In the past 11 years I have received dental implants, laser surgery and gum grafting services from Premier Periodontal Services. Doctors Madden, Ghadri and Gilbert are all exceptionally skilled and professional. I would not hesitate to return to them for services in the future or in referring them to others. Dr Ghadri recently did some surgical gum work for me and I was impressed with the skill, minimal discomfort and positive results that I have had from the surgery. He is exceptionally knowledgable in all things periodontal. I am very thankful that, now retired, Dr James Meyers referred me to Dr Madden in 2009."- L.M. / Google / Feb 14, 2020
"Premier Periodontics is an exceptional office. I'm in the dental field and have worked in a lot of dental practices. I have also personally experienced implants and periodontal procedures from other dentists. Dr. Fernyhough is highly skilled and uses the most up to date Technics. He has a great chair side manner and is also a genuinely caring person. I feel so fortunate to have found this office because I will need their expertise for future procedures. Thank you Dr. Fernyhough and Staff."- R.D. / Google / Mar 28, 2017
The type of dental implant restoration you receive will depend on the number of teeth you are replacing and the number of dental implant screws needed to anchor your tooth replacement: Implant restorations may be crafted as one of the following:
- Implant-retained crowns are attached to individual dental implants positioned in the jaw to replace single missing teeth.
- Implant-retained bridges affix to two or more implants and replace a series of consecutively missing teeth.
- Implant-retained dentures offer full-arch tooth replacement and rely on a series of implants strategically located within the jaw. If you need to replace a full upper or lower arch of teeth, our implant surgeons will collaborate closely with your restorative dentist to determine the number of implants necessary to support your full-arch appliance. In many cases, an implant-supported denture can be successfully anchored by a series of 4 – 6 implants placed at strategic support locations within the jaw.
What to Expect
Our team will provide the surgical or placement portion of the process, positioning the titanium screw to anchor firmly in your jaw. Dental implants typically go through the process of osseointegration over the course of 6 – 9 months, which allows them to fuse solidly with your jawbone. In some instances, you may be able to receive implant surgery and the attachment of a functional temporary restoration within the same day. When your implants are ready and fully integrated with your jaw, your restorative dentist will then restore the post(s) by securely affixing a custom implant-supported crown, bridge, or denture to the titanium screws.
Dental implants and their restorations are brushed and flossed daily just like natural teeth. When taken care of properly, dental implants can often last for many, many years. Over time, implant crown, bridge, and denture restorations may require replacement as they become worn from natural wear and tear that occurs during normal oral function. We encourage you to keep up with routine, regular dental cleanings and exams to help provide lasting oral health and keep your implants and supporting tissues in the best possible condition.
Dental insurance may cover a portion of the treatment cost for implant restorations. For assistance with understanding your insurance benefits and coverage amounts, please contact our team at Premier Periodontics.
Dental implants offer a sound and lasting tooth replacement solution for many patients who have missing or damaged teeth. As a leading periodontal team, our implant surgeons routinely partner with general and restorative dentists to bring lasting tooth replacement solutions to patients in the Bellevue, WA area. To learn more about dental implant placement and implant restorations, contact Premier Periodontics today and schedule your consultation.