Say Goodbye to Missing Teeth or Loose Fitting Dentures!
Get your confidence back with teeth that feel like your own. Whether it’s one tooth or many, our dental implant technologies enable Sleep Dentistry of Portland to offer patients an affordable, safe, successful, and proven method for replacing permanent teeth. Our patients find dental implants improve their quality of life and restore their self-esteem. Once again, you can eat corn on the cob, apples and be excited to smile once again!
What Is A Dental Implant?
Bridges and dentures used to be the only option for missing teeth, and while those are still in use today, dental implants have become the permanent solution and method of choice for people ranging from young to seniors who want custom-fitted, completely natural-looking replacement teeth.
A dental implant takes the place of a missing tooth, restoring function and aesthetics. Implants can be used to replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth, or all your teeth.
What Is A Dental Implant Made Of?
The actual implant is a titanium post that is surgically placed in the jawbone at the site of a missing tooth. The other components of an implant are the abutment and the crown. The abutment attaches to the implant, acting as a connect between the implant and the crown. The crown is the “tooth” and is porcelain.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
As you heal, a process called “osseointegration” is taking place. This is when the titanium implant and your bone fuse or integrate together. A solid integration is the foundation for your new tooth.
Your implant replaces the missing tooth root. This is a huge benefit to implants over bridges or traditional dentures, for example. Your jaw bone needs the root to remain healthy. The tooth root stimulates your bone to grow, which keeps the structure of your face strong and youthful looking.
If you’ve been without teeth for a while or in dentures, you may have noticed that the shape of your face has changed over time.
What Are Implant Dentures?
Traditional full dentures rely on adhesives to stay in place. They must be removed every day to give your gums a break and for maintenance. Dental implant supported dentures, on the other hand, are attached to implants. With as few as four implant posts can be placed to anchor the denture for a permanent restoration. Those posts will fuse with the surrounding bone essentially replacing the teeth roots creating a durable foundation. Your dentist at Sleep Dentistry of Portland will determine if you are a candidate for this restorative procedure after an initial consultation.
The Benefits Of Dental Implants
If you need to replace your teeth, Sleep Dentistry of Portland can help! Dental implants are the next best thing to real teeth. Take a look at the other many benefits.
The first things people notice are your eyes and your smile. Withholding a smile gives off a negative impression and less than perfect teeth are also often unfairly judged. You can change both of these with dental implants – no other tooth replacement option looks more like natural teeth.
If you’ve been without teeth for a while you’ll have noticed a change in the structure of your face. Maybe a little sunken? A little older? A weaker jawline? This is a result of a lack of tooth roots. A tooth root stimulates your bone encouraging healthy growth.
Dental implants look natural and replace missing teeth roots restoring facial structure and getting bone healthy again for a more youthful appearance.
The list of health benefits is long. Restoring your ability to chew is not least among them. If you’ve been suffering with painful teeth or no teeth at all, you’re well aware of how limited your food selection has become. Your body needs the many beneficial nutrients found in crunchy, chewy, crisp foods. Digestion is extremely important too. Chewing your food properly helps aid in good digestion.
Dental implants aren’t a procedure just done to your mouth – they’re a procedure for your whole body.
Laugh out loud and smile big without concern of unattractive teeth, showing a missing tooth, or a denture that slips out of place. No more passing on social engagements, selfies, family photos. You can finally stop hiding from behind your hand.
Has less than perfect teeth kept you from getting a promotion or a date? When you don’t have to feel embarrassed about your smile, your confidence will soar.
With dental implants you’ll be noticed and remembered for your smile in the way that you want to be.
Dental implants are permanent and remain in your mouth. Caring for them is just like caring for natural teeth: brush, floss, and /or use a waterpick.
Gone are the days of cavities and root canals.
You never have to worry about them slipping or sliding out of place at an inopportune moment.
No other tooth replacement option is more like real teeth than dental implants.
Are Dental Implants Safe?
Yes. When performed by a trained and experienced professional, dental implants are considered a safe and predictable dental procedure.
Once you’ve decided to get dental implants, the next most important decision is, “Who is going to perform the procedure?”
Our doctors at Sleep Dentistry of Portland and the rest of the Sleep Dentistry team is the answer.
Taking the first step is as easy as making an appointment!
At your FREE dental implant consultation (a $350 value!) with Sleep Dentistry of Portland, you’ll have an exam and X-rays taken. You’ll meet your implant doctor and the two of you will discuss your dental goals. The doctor will determine, from the exam and X-rays, the condition of your jawbones and current health, as these play a significant role, and offer treatment options, as well as answer any questions you have. During this visit you will meet with our Treatment Care Coordinator to further discuss affordable treatment options and cost. Sleep Dentistry of Portland dental care is proud to be in-network with virtually all dental insurance plans, and we will file your claim for you, however it is important to note that Oregon Health Plan (OHP) is not accepted. Please visit out Insurance Page for more information.
You will leave the office of Sleep Dentistry of Portland knowing exactly what needs to be done and what it will cost – from the first impression we take, to your final set of teeth.