Implant Restorations Portland, OR
Carol Klingensmith DMD, in Portland OR, understands how important it is to her patients that their smiles be picture perfect. The only problem is that “perfect” means different things to different people, which is why we make sure to offer so many great options to our dental patients. Dental implants are a fantastic way to replace missing teeth because they are long-lasting and have diverse applications.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement option that we surgically place into the bone of your jaw. They restore your ability to eat and speak the way you did with your natural teeth. Dental implants can replace a single missing tooth, several consecutive missing teeth, even a full arch of missing teeth, which is what makes them so great.
Dental Implant Supported Crowns
If you are missing a single tooth, it is wise to consider replacing it with a dental implant as soon as you lose it or as soon as you know that it will be lost. When a tooth is lost, you will begin to lose some of the healthy bone mass in your jaw if you do not replace it promptly. If you have a single dental implant placed, we will place a crown on it to act as the restoration.
Dental Implant Supported Bridges
If you have several consecutive missing teeth, we can replace them with a dental bridge. Dental bridges can use your natural teeth as anchors to keep it permanently in place, or it can use dental implants. Many people choose to forgo the expense of a dental implant supported bridge in favor of a bridge that is supported by their natural teeth. What many people may not realize is that there are some serious health benefits that they can gain by opting for the dental implant supported bridges.
If we replace several consecutive missing teeth with a dental bridge that is supported by your existing teeth, we will need to permanently alter the shape of the teeth that will be used to support the bridge. They will no longer be useful without some form of a dental restoration placed over them. When you opt for a dental implant supported bridge, your natural teeth remain untouched, and the dental implants prevent bone loss in your jaw. This means a longer, more successful dental restoration that may be able too last you a lifetime.
Dental Implant Supported Full Arch Solutions
If you are missing all of your teeth or most of your teeth, you can choose to have them replaced with dentures or a dental implant supported permanent solution. The dental implant supported solution has changed many patient’s lives for the better. Dental implant supported full arch solutions don’t require denture adhesive to stay in place, and aren’t complicated to clean or store. They provide you with a solid and permanent tooth replacement option that allows you to eat and speak exactly as you did before tooth loss. They even look just like real teeth!
Carol Klingensmith, DMD
511 SW 10th Ave #902,
Portland, OR 79101-3349
Phone: (503) 822-0262
Fax: (503) 220-4183