Missing teeth can prevent a person from being self-confident, having correct functionality in their mouth and jaw, or even cause other teeth to decay. At Beaverton Oral Surgeons we recommend dental implants for tooth replacement. We offer several different types of dental implants, depending on your tooth loss, needs, and preferences.
What is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants work by placing a small metal screw into your jawbone whenever you have a missing tooth and then attaching a crown to it. However, if you are missing several teeth, you will need several dental implants to replace them all. Dental implants are most commonly made out of titanium, as it works well with the body. Zirconia is another material that can be used.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are by far the best option for replacing missing teeth. They offer a permanent restoration and offer the look and feel, and functionality of natural teeth. Dental implants can last up to 25 years, with only the dental crown sometimes requiring replacement.
Implant Supported Denture
If your dentures are ill-fitting or you would prefer something that is more stable, you may want to consider implant-supported dentures. An implant-supported denture offers you security and stability as your dentures are affixed to two or more dental implants that hold them securely in place. You will experience no movement and your dentures easily snap on and off for cleaning purposes.
Full Arch Dental Implant
The All-on-4® Treatment Concept is one of the most common types of full arch dental implants. It's a simple procedure, and with just four implants - two on the top and two on the bottom of your mouth, you can replace your missing teeth. If you have lost all of the teeth on the top or bottom arches of your mouth, this procedure can be best fit for you.
Who is a Candidate?
An ideal candidate for dental implants is an adult with a fully formed jaw and good overall health. Any medical conditions that could impair healing may deter you from being a dental implant candidate. If you have gum disease or are lacking sufficient jawbone, these will need to be taken care of prior to implant placement.
Dental Implant FAQS
We understand that patients can have a lot of questions when it comes to dental implants. Check out our Dental Implant FAQ page for answers to the most commonly asked questions about implant procedures.
If you have lost a tooth or had one extracted at some point, we may recommend doing a ridge augmentation. This procedure is done to make your jaw and gums look more natural and prevent bone loss. If you are getting dental implants, it is vital that you have a good amount of density to your jawbone. If you do not, the implants cannot be placed. A ridge augmentation will help prevent this, making it easier to get implants.
Dental Implants in Beaverton, OR
Contact Beaverton Oral Surgeons at (971) 249-8370 to schedule a consultation if you're ready to get started with dental implants.