At Complete Health Dentistry of Portland, we offer dental implants as a long-term replacement for missing teeth.
A dental implant is the best solution available in restorative dentistry for a single tooth replacement or to restore many missing teeth. It also protects against the jawbone deterioration that can occur over time.
Why can’t I just leave the space? When a tooth is missing, it causes the other teeth to shift out of place, leading to a misaligned bite. Jaw pain, difficulty eating, and lack of confidence can occur when a tooth is missing.
HOW CAN A DENTAL IMPLANT HELP?
Treatment consists of the replacement tooth, similar to a dental crown, and the implant itself—a titanium post or replacement root that is surgically inserted into and fuses with the jawbone and replaces the missing tooth root. With a dental implant in place, your bite is restored, the jawbone is preserved, and you get your self-confidence back along with a beautiful smile.
ADVANTAGES OF DENTAL IMPLANTS
The installation of an implant does not require any healthy tooth structure to be removed, unlike with a dental bridge.
Dental implants are extremely durable and functional. Since dental implants are surgically inserted, they do not have to be removed for cleaning, as dentures do. Implants also will not slip like dentures, and where bridges or dentures will need to be replaced, an implant can last you the rest of your life. They do need to be maintained just as you would your remaining natural teeth—while they will never decay, gum inflammation around them is still possible.
Are you tired of your teeth hurting, breaking, drifting, or giving you bad breath? Freeing your mouth of infection from gum disease or decay may exactly want you to need to feel more energized and healthier overall. Plus, chewing well again will increase your ability to be healthy and stay that way.
Chewing is ever so important—it’s the first step in the digestive process. It is critical for maintaining good nutrition and being able to participate in the simple joy of having a meal with others. Ill-fitting dentures or partials can be a constant source of frustration, disappointment, and embarrassment. Sometimes the solution is a simple “reline”, or refitting of the existing dentures. Sometimes new dentures or implant-supported dentures are the answer. Often teeth that are supported by new (mechanical) root structures called dental implants are an incredible way to feel whole again. If you think you have exhausted all possibilities for improving the fit of your removable teeth, let us help you discover the implant-supported solution that is just right for you.
The bonus? You’ll finally have an infectious smile that smacks of confidence, making you feel good inside and out!
Smile… It’s Time for a Change!
We want to work with you, not on you.
Most people are displeased with some aspect of their existing dentures. They often feel disappointed that they didn’t have much say in their creation. We like to work in collaboration with each person to restore their appearance, speech, and comfort – just the way nature intended it.
Don’t be without teeth for a minute!
If we are helping you through the transition to prosthetics, rest assured we will do it in the most dignified way possible. We will help you look and feel your best through the entire process. As well, during the healing phase of your transition, we will see you as often as needed (for no extra cost) to make sure your new prosthetics fit securely and feel great.
We want to do everything we can to help each person take a significant step toward his or her desired oral and systemic health.
If you or someone you love is struggling with prosthetics or worried about the transition to dentures or partials, we invite you to contact us and schedule a consultation.