If you have gaps in your smile, you might struggle with simple things like speaking, smiling, and eating. A missing tooth can feel uncomfortable, both socially and practically.
At Troutdale Dental, we offer one of the most convenient and long-term solutions to tooth loss – dental implants.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer both greater esthetic and health benefits than other methods of replacing teeth
- Bone retention
- Bite protection
- Natural appearance
- Long-lasting stability
- Easy care
- Fixed solution
- No diet limitations
Dental implants integrate with your natural bone, becoming part of your jaw. This means that you can avoid any shifting or looseness when eating and laughing – something that is common with dentures.
Unlike dental bridges, your dental implant can withstand the same force as a natural tooth as you chew, so you can eat all the foods you love.
When you talk, smile, and laugh, no one will notice you have a dental crown because we design each one individually, matching it to your other teeth.
Dental Implant Treatment and Care
Dental implants are not usually a quick fix. While some dental implants can be placed and restored on the same day, typically the dental implant post itself requires healing time to fully integrate with your bone. The healing process can take about 3 to 4 months to achieve the best results.
By taking this extra time to heal, your results will be more stable, and you’ll be more likely to have a great long-term outcome. It will be worth the wait when you see your new smile!
Dental implant treatment takes several appointments:
We will likely have a few shorter appointments to monitor the healing process and make sure things are progressing in the right direction.
The result will be well worth the wait because a dental implant is the closest you can get to having your natural tooth back again.
Caring for your dental implant is convenient. Brush and floss normally, along with your natural teeth. Regular dental exams and cleanings support healthy teeth, gums, and dentistry. This is important since periodontal disease can damage your dental implant and even cause failure.
How to Know if Dental Implants Are Right for You
If you are interested in dental implants to replace one or more missing teeth, a trip to our Troutdale dental office will help us determine if dental implants will work for you.
We can complete your treatment right here in our office. Dr. Clark Brinton is experienced in dental implant evaluation, bone grafting, dental implant placement, and final restoration. He stays current in implantology by attending additional courses and symposiums. He’s also a member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics.