Dental Implants Specialist

Having one or more missing teeth can change the way you feel about your smile. Finding natural-looking replacements that can also improve your dental health can restore your confidence in the appearance of your teeth. Dr. Gregory Kuo has restored the smiles of many people living in and around Redmond, Washington. Call or schedule an appointment online to learn more about how dental implants can work for you.

Dental Implants Q&A

by Gregory D. Kuo, DDS, MS

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are a durable and long-lasting solution for tooth loss. They’re replacements for missing teeth that Dr. Kuo can install permanently or temporarily.

Three pieces come together to form a dental implant: a post, an abutment, and your new artificial tooth. Posts and abutments are the parts of the dental implant that keep everything in place. They can be made of titanium or ceramic. Artificial teeth can be made of porcelain, metal or gold.

Because Dr. Kuo surgically implants dental implants into your jawbone, they never shift or fall out while you’re wearing them and they never need to be adjusted.

What can I expect during my dental implant procedure?

During the dental implant procedure, Dr. Kuo makes an incision in your gums, and he drills a hole into your jawbone.

Next, Dr. Kuo places the implant and abutment inside the jawbone and allows them to heal so that a permanent bond can be created. Finally, he places a crown that matches the color and bite of your teeth on top of the implant.

Dr. Kuo can do the entire procedure in one session or spread it out over multiple visits. You may experience minor temporary swelling, bleeding, and pain after the procedure.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

When compared with other tooth replacement procedures, dental implants offer a wide range of benefits.

Dental implants don’t slip or become loose or ill-fitting over time, and they aren’t uncomfortable to wear. They never slip out of position when you’re speaking, and because they look natural, they can bring back your confidence in the appearance of your teeth and give you a new and improved smile.

Unlike tooth-supported bridges, Dr. Kuo doesn’t need to remove or modify other teeth before installing dental implants, which means better oral health in the long run.

Learn more about how dental implants can improve your oral health. Call or book an appointment online today.

Insurance

DENTAL PPO PLANS

Dr. Kuo's office accepts dental PPO plans. Please provide us with your insurance information either before or during your office visit so that we can determine your eligibility and benefits. We do our very best to maximize your benefits.

CUSTOM PAYMENT PLANS

Dr. Kuo's office provides custom payment plans for qualified patients. Please let us know if you need to initiate a custom payment plan and we will be happy to work with you. We also offer a discounted dental plan for those who do not have insurance. Make sure to ask us for the details! 

CARE CREDIT

Dr. Kuo's office accepts Care Credit. 

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    "Excellent service and extremely competent treatment by Dr. Kuo and his dental hygienist. I highly recommend them both."

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    "I have been a patient for a long time and I am always very happy with the service and professionalism. Everyone is always very friendly and accommodating."

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    "Friendly, professional hygienist. Great job cleaning my teeth. Dr. Kuo was nice and personable as always, quality exam from him. Thanks!"

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    "My kids and I have been going to Dr. Kuo's office for about 10 years. This is a talented, compassionate amazing team!"

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    "My wife and I have been a patient of Dr. Kuo for 15 years and I have always been treated well. I have had great service when I needed a little oral surgery."

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    "Dr. Kuo, his assistant, and his entire staff are awesome. I've been their patient for several years. No need to go anywhere else."

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    "Dr. Kuo's dental office is filled with kind, courteous and competent dental service providers! My teeth have been in their excellent care for many years."

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    "Everyone has always been professional and polite. They treat me as an individual, not just a "patient". And they make me laugh!"

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    "Dr. Kuo and his staff are great. Their office always has a happy and relaxed atmosphere. Dr. Kuo is an excellent dentist. He does great work."

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Location
Gregory Kuo, DDS, MS
15446 Bel-Red Road, Ste. 110
Redmond, WA 98052
Phone: 425-296-9783
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