Have you ever wondered about dental implants -- what they are, how they work and what benefits they may offer to improve your oral health?
Dental implants are titanium posts that are positioned in the bone beneath your gums to replace lost teeth or to support ill-fitting dentures.
Because implants integrate with your bone, they provide stable support for artificial teeth. Implants replace the tooth all the way down to the root, providing a solid foundation to stabilize dentures and bridges.
Dental appliances attached to implants won't slip or shift in your mouth — an important benefit when eating and speaking. The secure fit makes the dentures feel more natural.
For some people, ordinary bridges and dentures aren't an appropriate option, due to sore spots, poor support, or gagging.
In addition, ordinary bridges must be attached to teeth on either side of the space left by the missing tooth, which can require extensive dental work on the "anchor" teeth. With implants, no adjacent teeth need to be prepared to hold your replacement tooth in place.
To receive implants, you need to have healthy gums and adequate bone. Common conditions can prevent implants from healing properly, including diabetes and smoking. Regular check-ups and routine cleanings are necessary to ensure the long-term health of implants and restorations.
Our two clinics offer a range of dental services, including implants, cleanings and preventive care, tooth whitening, crowns, bridges, veneers, Invisalign and more.
Call one of our locations for a free consultation.
Total Health Dental
Bull Mountain: 1815 SW King James Place #10, Tigard
Bridgeport: 18035 SW Lower Boones Ferry Rd, Tigard