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Dental Implants
Portland, OR

3D rendering of a dental implant and its components (screw, abutment, and crown) being placed into the jaw.Dental implants are replacement teeth that are surgically inserted into your jaw to hold a bridge or denture. They closely mimic your natural teeth and have no effect on the teeth around them. This is due to the fact that dental implants are designed to replace a lost tooth permanently. Visit Lombard Smiles to get more details about dental implants.

Who is a candidate for a Dental Implant?

Dental implants are the best solution if you have a missing tooth or teeth. Tooth replacement's primary goal is to restore both aesthetics and function. Dentures are popular because they are less expensive, although the detachable device in the mouth is uncomfortable. Even though dental bridges were famous, their main drawback was that they relied on the support of existing teeth. Implants are supported by the bone and have no effect on the surrounding natural teeth.

Dental Implant Benefits

Having dental implants has many advantages. The most important advantage of dental implants is that they restore tooth function, enabling you to bite, chew, and eat like before. They also improve your overall appearance because they resemble your natural teeth. As a result, your self-esteem and self-confidence will improve. Unlike dentures that can slip, making it difficult to pronounce words, dental implants do not slip; hence they allow you to talk clearly without mumbling. In addition, they stimulate the jaw and prevent bone loss, and they need low maintenance. They also last for an extended period, some even lasting a lifetime.

The Dental Implant Procedure

You will have a comprehensive dental examination comprising 3D scans and X-rays. Our dentist will review your medical history with you and devise a treatment plan for you based on several factors. Our dentist injects an anesthetic to keep off pain during the process. It's vital to note that the entire procedure can take months.

First, the affected tooth or teeth will be removed, and the area will be given two months to recover. If necessary, jawbone preparation or grafting will be performed. The next step is implant placement, which entails inserting a dental implant in the upper jaw. After that, bone formation or healing will occur, followed by abutment placement. The recuperation period can be up to six months, depending on the current state of the bones. Our dentists will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your recovery proceedings and ensure no infection has formed. The artificial tooth will be inserted after that.

What Should You Expect After a Dental Implant Procedure?

After the surgery, you may experience some pain in the affected area. Implant soreness, mild bleeding, and gum swelling are all possible side effects. Our dentist will prescribe antibiotics and pain medicines to alleviate all of these symptoms. We'll advise you to eat soft foods after the treatment.

Contact Us Today!

Visit Lombard Smiles to book an appointment for your dental implant procedure. Call us today at (503) 206-0550 for more inquiries.
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Dental Implant in Portland, OR
Regain your natural smile's strength and beauty with our advanced dental implant solutions in Portland, OR.
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