NW Heights Dental Professionals Explain the Advantages of Using Dental Implants for Tooth Replacement

At NW Heights Dental, patients in and around the Portland, OR area who are faced with tooth loss may be uneasy about knowing which solution to pick. There are many ways in which an individual may decide to restore the smile after one or more teeth have been lost or extracted. However, for many of our patients, one of the best solutions is that of dental implants.

Our dentists explain how dental implants work

Dental implants are restorative options for many of our patients to consider when replacing one or more teeth. These posts are small and are made of titanium metal, a material that is biocompatible with the body and appropriate for the mouth. They are placed during an oral surgery procedure that is performed under proper local anesthetics and sedation. These posts will then stimulate the process of osseointegration, which is the growth of bone from the jaw that holds the implant firmly in place. This offers the best foundation for the implant and ensures that it will last for many, many years!

Restoration of dental implants

Dental implants are restored over the top in many different ways. A patient missing a single tooth can use the dental implant by covering it with a dental crown. Multiple teeth can be restored if patients are using a dental bridge, as the implants can work as the anchors on one or both sides of the gap. Additionally, patients who use full cosmetic dentures which replace an entire arch of teeth may use several dental implants to act as an anchor to hold them in place. As you can see, patients have many ways in which they can use dental implants within the smile for restoration and enhancement.

Ready to discuss dental implants with a professional??

Our team at NW Heights Dental is here to help Portland, OR area patients achieve the restorative care that they require to replace missing teeth. Dr. Keri Smith is here to assist! Call the practice at (503) 646-1463 and visit the office at 975 NW Saltzman Road. We are always accepting new patients and families in the community.

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