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Dental Implants

3D rendering of a dental implant and its components being placed into the jawDental implants are when a full tooth, including a titanium “root,” is replaced where a tooth has been lost or extracted. There are a number of reasons why a patient may choose dental implants. For instance, dental implants provide a stronger base for artificial teeth, allowing you to continue doing any activities you may have done with your natural teeth. They are also stronger and more reliable than bridges or dentures and can help prevent bone loss at the site of the tooth loss. With regular care, the base part of the implant may last for the rest of your life. If you believe you are a good candidate for a dental implant, call us today at Bravo Smile and let us set you up with an appointment.

Am I A Candidate for Dental Implants?

Dental implants may not work for everyone, but in many cases, they are a great option to replace an extracted tooth. Having a dental implant put in is a surgery, so any person who is healthy enough to undergo a surgery may be eligible. It is important that your gums and bone are healthy so the implant will bond and hold. It is also very important that you are committed to great oral hygiene and health, including taking good care of your oral health at home and regular dental visits.

There are some cases where dental implants may not be the best choice, for example, if you have a chronic condition such as diabetes or heart disease. However, these instances are taken on a case-by-case basis and our professionals will be best able to tell you if this is an option for you.

What is the Procedure for Getting a Dental Implant?

If you are a candidate for a dental implant, the first thing our professional team will do is create a treatment plan for you. We will make sure we cover your medical history as well as the best possible path to take for giving you a dental implant that will fit perfectly with the rest of your mouth and last for a long time. After the treatment plan is finalized, we will schedule an appointment to set the titanium rod that will be the root of your new tooth. The rod is anchored into your jawbone, and you will be given as much as twelve weeks for the bone to grow around your new implant and set it in place.

Once your jaw has healed from the rod implantation, an appointment will be scheduled to attach another small rod to the root rod. This is called an abutment, and it helps to hold your new “tooth” in place. An impression will be taken of your other teeth and your bite to create the new tooth for you, then it will be attached to the rods and checked for fit. The new tooth will be colored to match the rest of your natural teeth and should look and feel as your natural teeth do.

If you are interested in researching your options for a dental implant, call us today at (971) 441-5987. We can help you discover the treatment options that are best for you here at Bravo Smile.

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Bravo Smile
5100 S. Macadam Avenue, Suite 160
Portland, OR 97239
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