Dentist in Gresham, OR
Do you have missing teeth? You may be a good candidate for dental implants. Dental implants act as a long-lasting, functional replacement for missing teeth and can restore the health of your smile. Call Smile Designers today at 503-661-6613 to schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Anna Dneprov, and learn more about dental implants in Gresham, Oregon.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are the most stable and reliable dental restoration today. Implants simulate every part of the tooth, meaning they act and feel just like your natural teeth. Implants are made of three main parts:
- The post. A biocompatible titanium screw that acts like the root of the tooth, securely bonded to the jawbone to give you incredible stability.
- The abutment. This seals the post against bacteria and creates a space for the last part of the implant to be place.
- The restoration. A crown, bridge or implant-supported denture that caps off the implant and acts as the chewing surface of the teeth.
The Benefits of Implant Dentistry
In addition to restoring your smile and your ability to chew and speak normally, dental implants also promote better long-term oral health and function. When a tooth is missing, the supporting bone in that area begins to shrink and deteriorate, which affects the health and stability of the all the teeth in that area. Because implants replace the roots as well as the crowns of your missing teeth they perform all the same function as your natural teeth – including stimulating your supporting bone structure so that it remains strong and healthy and can keep your teeth and implants stable in your mouth. This gives you much better long-term results for your oral health and function.
How Long Do Implants Last?
Your implants are designed to last a lifetime. You can keep your dental implant in good condition by caring for it just as you would your natural teeth – with regular brushing and flossing as well as keeping your regular dental visits to receive preventive care. Remember, though, that while the implant itself can last a lifetime, the restoration atop the post may need to be replaced if it breaks or wears out.
Who Can Receive Dental Implants?
Are you missing one or more teeth? If so, you are a candidate for implant dentistry! Anyone who is missing teeth can receive a dental implant, but if you need a bone graft or have a condition such as tooth decay or gum disease you will need to complete those treatments before our dentist can provide you with an implant.
Schedule A Consultation Today!
When you come in for your initial consultation, we will talk with you about the options you have for implants and what will work best for your smile. If you are ready to have a full, healthy smile again, we are here for you. Call today to get started!