Are you an individual suffering from one or more missing teeth? If so, dental implants is your answer! Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that provide a permanent base for fixed, replacement teeth. For those suffering from missing teeth, falling teeth or chronic dental problems, dental implants provide effective long-term solutions. Dental implants are popular nowadays as they fit, feel and function like natural teeth.
At Columbia River Dentistry, located in Gresham, OR, Vancouver, WA, and Portland, OR, we offer a variety of services including dental implants. You can count on our friendly dental staff to review your particular condition and recommend the right dental procedure that works best for you. For more information on dental implants, please read below:
The dental implant, usually a cylindrical and/or tapered post made of titanium, is placed surgically into the jawbone. Over time, your implant fuses to your natural jawbone, with the two growing together, it forms a strong and long-lasting foundation for your replacement teeth, meaning there’s no slippage or other movement (which can sometimes happen with dentures).
What are the types of implants are available?
-Endosteal implants are the most common used and are surgically implanted directly into the jawbone. Once the gum tissue has healed, a second surgery is needed to connect a post to the original implant. Lastly, an artificial tooth is attached to the post-individually, or grouped on a bridge or denture. Endosteal implants are typically shaped like small screws, cylinders or plates.
-Subperiosteal implants consist of a metal frame that is placed below the gum tissue. As the gums heal, the frame becomes fixed to the jawbone. These implants are used in patients who have a shallow jawbone and cannot or do not want to undergo a procedure to rebuild it.
Dental implants also come in different sizes and heights, including standard and narrow.
Dental implants are a popular option and are often chosen first to restore missing and damaged teeth. But why? There are many advantages to dental implants, including:
-Improved appearance. A dental implant looks fits and feels like natural teeth, they are designed to fuse with bone and are permanent.
-Long-term solution. Dental implants may need periodic adjustments, they can last a lifetime when properly placed and cared for over time.
-Improved speech. Functional like natural teeth, you won’t have to worry about poor-fitting dentures that let your teeth slip within the mouth causing you to mumble or slur your words.
-Eating made easy. Enjoy normal foods without hesitation.
-Improved oral health. Dental implants don’t require reducing other teeth, as a tooth-supported bridge does. Individual implants allow easier access between teeth, improving oral hygiene.
If you are looking for a long-term lasting tooth solution, dental implants might be the best option for you. Visit and book your appointment at any of our locations, and we will be sure you receive the best dental care treatment! We look forward to taking care of all of your dental needs.