Dental Implants in Portland, OR
About 40 million people in the U.S. have no teeth, and 178 million people are missing one or more teeth. If you have lost some or all of your teeth, dental implants may be the smile restoration option that gives you back your smile. At City Dental, we offer a number of cosmetic dentistry services, including dental implants.
The Benefits of Smile Restoration with Dental Implants
Dental implants do more than offering aesthetic restoration of your smile. Once placed and healed, the new implant functions just as your natural tooth. Therefore, dental implants do bring along a unique set of advantages that may not be present with other restorative treatments like dentures. A few benefits include:
- Retaining the bone structure of your jaws
- Restoring full chewing function
- Enjoying long-term use of the new tooth structure
- Thwarting risks of gum loss
The General Process of Getting Dental Implants
The process of obtaining dental implants can be broken down into a few basic steps, even though each patient’s case is unique. Those steps include:
- Thorough oral health evaluation and medical history assessment
- Surgical implant placement, which involves drilling the implant into the jaw bone
- Waiting for the new implant to fuse with the bone
- Topping the implant with your choice of restorative fixtures, such as crowns or bridges
Dental Implant FAQs
Can you get dental implants to replace all of your teeth?
You can get dental implants to replace all of your teeth. However, most patients find it more financially feasible to have one implant that supports a bridge of several teeth or even full denture arches.
Who can’t get dental implants?
Even though most patients are good candidates for dental implants, some patients may have medical concerns that would prevent them from properly healing after the procedure. For example, individuals with immune system disorders or diabetes may not be the best candidates.
How long will a dental implant last?
With the proper care and oral hygiene habits, dental implants can last a lifetime. However, the crowns, bridges, or dentures mounted on the implants may wear down over time and need to be replaced.
Discuss Smile Restoration with a Portland Dentist
Dental implant restoration can change everything about how your teeth function and how confident you feel about your smile. If you believe you would be a good dental implant candidate, schedule an appointment with us at City Dental for a consultation. We will discuss the implant and smile restoration options that will work best for you, and begin the process.
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