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Dental Implants

Take Back the Comfort & Joy of Really Living with Your Teeth

If you have one or more missing teeth or will soon be having a tooth extracted, you may be considering tooth replacement options. Most patients have a choice in this decision, usually comparing the benefits of implants versus other solutions like dentures and bridges. Though not everyone will be a good candidate for dental implants, those who are will experience a more secure and long-lasting solution when choosing implants.

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Dental implants are the revolutionary way to replace missing teeth, and best of all, dental implants act as natural teeth strengthening your jawbone.

In the past, dentures and dental bridges were the only way dentists could replace missing teeth, and although these dental appliances allow a person to smile, they do not exercise your bone.

What Are Dental Implants

Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically implanted in or on your jawbone. Known as osseointegration, the metal posts become substitutes for the roots of your teeth. After healing, artificial teeth are placed on top of the posts, which create a foundation that is just as strong, if not stronger, than your natural teeth.

Dental implants are revolutionary in that they preserve both the jaw bone and facial structure.

Did you know…

That approximately 30 million people live with no natural teeth in one or both jaws? But more and more dental patients are opting for dental implants as a means of tooth replacement. The American Academy of Implant Dentistry reports that 3 million people currently have dental implants – a number that is rapidly growing by about 500,000 per year.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental Implants Are:

  • Permanent
  • Look and feel like natural teeth
  • Better for oral health
  • Convenient

Dental Implants can:

  • Last a lifetime
  • Be more affordable than dentures in the long run
  • Boost your self-confidence
  • Improve your overall health
  • Give you a better experience at mealtime
  • Help your speech
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Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Because implants offer a lifelike, stable, and durable tooth replacement option to patients who have suffered tooth loss, understandably, an increasing number of patients want to pursue dental implants. However, for the best chances of long-term success with dental implants, patients must be good candidates for implant placement.

There are many different applications for dental implants from traditional implants to mini-implants. It could be for single tooth replacement, multiple teeth replacement, or complete replacement as an alternative to a denture.

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The best way to find out which procedure is right for you is to schedule a consultation with our downtown Portland Dental office. At our practice, we highly recommend dental implants whenever possible. As part of the treatment planning process, we will thoroughly examine your jaw structure, including via radiography, to determine whether you have sufficient bone to support the implant. At Centerport Family & Implant Dentistry will get to know you and discuss the many factors that will help you discover if implant dentistry is the right choice for you.