Our team has taken hundreds of hours of advanced training in implant placement and restoration as we strive to stay on the cutting edge of implant dentistry. We are committed to continual learning and excellence in this area of dentistry and aim to exceed your expectations.
Since our office both place and restore implants on a daily basis you can expect amazing results. Dr. Will Chung has taken more than three years of post-graduate specialty training in placing and restoring dental implants. Graduating from the University of Washington with a degree in Prosthodontics; Dr. Chung has placed and restored over fifteen hundred implants. He currently serves as an affiliate assistant professor to the University of Washington Graduate Prosthodontic program as well as serving as an outside reviewer for the implant journal International Journal of Oral and Maxillo Facial Implants.
Dr. Fred Dahm, who is also a University of Washington graduate, has taken over 600 hours of post graduate implant training (including numerous hands on courses) Dr. Dahm is a member of The American Society of Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry. Membership in the society is by invitation only and is restricted to dentists who meet a required level of experience. Both Dr. Chung and Dr. Dahm do implant procedures on a daily basis and have restored hundreds of implants.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are one of the most important advances in modern dentistry, offering patients who are missing one, several, or all their teeth an excellent alternative to bridges or dentures. Dental implants provide the comfort, appearance, and function of natural teeth.
Dental implants are small titanium cylinders (like a screw) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jawbone and serve as a root substitute for teeth. During a three to four month healing period, bone will fuse to the implant and anchor it in the mouth. These anchors provide a strong foundation for replacing single or multiple teeth. Once implants are integrated, a crown, bridge, or a full arch of teeth can be placed on top of them, providing a beautiful result that is virtually undetectable.
When a single tooth is missing, an implant is the ideal treatment. It is the strongest closest version to your natural teeth. Getting an implant is a two-part process; the implant and the crown that is attached to the implant. First, the implant is placed and there is a three to four-month healing period which allows the bone to integrate to the implant. The implant serves as the anchor for the crown that goes on top of it. It is very strong, becoming one with the surrounding bone. Next, after the integration period, an impression is taken, and the crown is fabricated. We are then able to attach the crown to the implant resulting in a beautiful new tooth that is virtually undetectable and feels like your natural teeth.
When more than one, or several of your teeth are missing, implants and implant bridges are an excellent choice to revitalize your smile. Depending on what and how many teeth are missing, we will design a treatment plan specifically for you to restore your function, smile, and self-esteem.
Full Arch and Full Mouth Rehabilitation with Implants (DIEM)
Sometimes teeth are so badly broken down that they cannot be restored. However, advances in implant dentistry now enable us to restore the smile that you thought was lost forever. Even better, you never have to go a day without teeth! We are able to restore an arch or full mouth of teeth in one visit. It is as easy as coming in, going to sleep (general anesthesia) and waking up with a beautiful new smile.
This is how the process works. At a few preliminary visits; 3D x-rays are taken, and an exam is performed to assess the quality of bone and determine how we can get the best possible result. Next, impressions of your mouth are taken and your teeth are fabricated to your specifications, so you will get the smile that you always wanted. Then, on the day of surgery, your teeth are extracted and four to six implants are placed (per arch), these serve as the anchor for your new teeth. After the implants are placed, a full arch or full mouth (upper and lower arch) of teeth are attached to the implants. It is amazing! You walk out of our office with a beautiful new smile that day.
We have done several DIEM (full arch and full mouth) cases and they are among the most gratifying as the results truly are life changing. Most people ask us why they waited so long.
Before & After
MULTIPLE IMPLANTS AND CROWNS
FULL UPPER AND LOWER DIEM
MULTIPLE IMPLANTS AND CROWNS
“I had all my upper teeth replaced with implants, the results has been life changing. Dr Dahm was even there during the surgery and I left the same day with teeth. I’ll never go anywhere else!”
“Dr. Dahm and Dr. Chung are amazing. I can’t even tell which teeth are implants!”
“I had an implant done at Dr. Dahm’s office. There was no pain and I can’t even tell it’s there. Great experience!”
“The office is very inviting and the staff are very professional, prepared and knowledgeable. I am very happy to have chosen Dr. Dahm as my dentist.”