At the practice of New Smiles Dental, patients in and around the area who are seeking tooth replacement options are often ready to discuss with their team of professionals about the choices available to them. Sherwood, OR area patients can work with Drs. Nathan Doyel, Ben Aanderud, and Ashley Bennett to determine if solutions such as dental implants are appropriate for their needs.
Dental implants explained
One option available for tooth replacement is that of dental implants. These are often considered the “gold standard” in tooth replacement. This is because dental implants are a permanent option for patients who are ready to replace one or more teeth. They are also incredibly versatile and a wise investment for one’s smile. Dental implants are made of titanium metal which is biocompatible with the body and extremely durable. The implant itself looks like a construction screw that is extremely small and placed into the jaw bone during oral surgery. The implant is intended to function as a tooth root replacement. It stimulates the jaw’s growth of bone to hold it in place, ensuring a tight and stable foundation for any restoration placed over the top. Dental implants can hold dental crowns, dentures, and dental bridges, depending on the patient’s needs.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Implants come with several advantages that our patients often consider when they are thinking about which way to go for tooth replacement. Dental implants are:
- Fully functioning
Who is a candidate for dental implants?
Dental implants do require patients to have enough bone structure for successful placement, so x-rays are often used to determine candidacy.
Are you a Sherwood, OR area patient seeking tooth replacement solutions?
Drs. Nathan Doyel, Ben Aanderud, and Ashley Bennet of New Smiles Dental are proud to provide patients with a tried-and-true permanent solution to tooth loss such as dental implants. Contact the office today to book your appointment by calling (503) 925-9595 and visit the office at 17680 SW Handley Street, Suite #101. We welcome new and existing patients into the practice for comprehensive dental care, including general, cosmetic, and restorative options.