Dental Implants Specialist

Issaquah Dental Health

Mark Herzog, DMD

Family & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Issaquah, WA

Don’t let missing teeth ruin your smile and confidence. At Issaquah Dental Health in Issaquah, Washington, Mark Herzog, DMD, and his experienced dental team work with a local surgeon to offer dental implants services to restore or replace teeth and give you the beautiful smile you deserve. Call Issaquah Dental Health to learn more about dental implants or schedule an appointment online today.

Dental Implants

What are dental implants?

Dental implants restore your smile when you have missing teeth. They blend in with your remaining natural teeth and are a long-term option for restoring your smile. The implant posts are made of titanium or other materials.

Dr. Herzog works with a dental surgeon from a nearby practice who surgically places the posts in your upper or lower jaw. There, they function as sturdy anchors for your replacement teeth.

What should I expect during the procedure?

During an initial consultation and exam, Dr. Herzog lets you know if implants or another cosmetic dentistry procedure is right for you. Dental implants usually require multiple visits during a process that takes between 5-8 months.

First visit

The surgeon places the dental implants, or metal posts, into your jaw where they bond with the bone over time and form a stable foundation for a new replacement tooth. They may give you a temporary crown while permanent replacement teeth are made in a lab. The surgeon uses local or general anesthesia so you don’t feel pain during dental implant procedures.

Second visit

After your mouth heals from surgery, Dr. Herzog attaches permanent or removable replacement teeth called crowns to the implants. Crowns are customized just for you and their shape, color, and size blend in with your remaining natural teeth.

If you have more than one missing tooth, he attaches a custom-made bridge or dentures to your implants. The recovery is usually associated with little discomfort.

Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

Dr. Herzog lets you know if you’re a good candidate for dental implants. This cosmetic procedure might be a good fit if you:

  • Are missing one or more teeth
  • Have adequate bone in your jaw to support an implant
  • Maintain healthy gum tissue
  • Are in good oral and overall health

If dental implants aren’t the best option for you, Dr. Herzog might offer another cosmetic treatment that better matches your needs to restore your beautiful smile.

How should I care for dental implants?

You’ll care for dental implants as you would with natural teeth — by brushing and flossing daily and attending regular dental cleanings and exams. The implants can last 16 years or longer with proper care.

Don’t let missing teeth ruin your smile and ability to chew or speak clearly. Schedule an appointment with Issaquah Dental Health today or book an appointment online.