At New Smiles Dental, patients in the area of Sherwood, OR can obtain a wide range of services under one roof. Implant dentistry is just part of the restorative treatments that can be used for patients who need to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are the gold standard in tooth replacement, providing a lifelong restoration that functions and appears as natural teeth.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a method of replacing a missing tooth using a titanium metal restoration. This restoration resembles a small screw that the dentist will place during oral surgery into the bone of the jaw. This implant is then restored over the top abutment in many different ways. A single tooth may require the placement of a dental crown over the top. A dental implant may also act as an anchor on one or both sides of a dental bridge. Alternatively, patients who have full dentures may consider implant-supported dentures which use four dental implants along the dental arch to stabilize these appliances. Dental implants are incredibly versatile and help in maintaining the bone of the jaw through osseointegration.
Why choose dental implants?
There are several benefits to dental implants, which make them a wise choice for many of our patients.
than other tooth replacement methods, but can last a lifetime.
- Dental implants maintain and help grow bone, which is essential in keeping existing teeth in place.
- Dental implants can last decades if patients maintain regular visits with their dentist and practice proper oral health care habits at home each and every day.
- Dental implants look completely natural and can be difficult to discern from natural teeth when done properly with a qualified dentist.
- Dental implants are strong and stable.
Learn more about dental implants today!
Connect with the team at New Smiles Dental in Sherwood, OR to discuss the benefits of implants and determine if you are a candidate for this particular restoration. Call our dentists today at (503) 925-9595 and visit the practice in Suite 101 at 17680 SW Handley Street. We are always accepting new patients in our state-of-the-art dental office.