Our dentists have worked with countless patients and have put thousands of dental implants in Portland resident's mouths. These dental implants are made in the USA, and the experience and expert hands of our dentists are helping people to live a better life. Being a good substitute for natural teeth, dental implants offer a base for replacement crown. Our dental implant patients always smile confidently after the procedure, because they can eat like normal again and know that their facial contour and gums will be just fine.
A Bit About Dental Implants
Dental implants are small, titanium posts, which take the place of tooth roots, and are put where teeth once were in the jawbone. These posts make a sturdy platform for artificial teeth to attach to as they come through the gums. Aside from this, they help to discourage bone deterioration by maintaining the structure of the face. Without dental implants, bone breakdown can be a problem for people missing teeth.
The Surgery Itself
So you know what will happen, our dentists will tell you all about the details of the procedure during your consultation appointment. You will also get a prescription antibiotic that you will need to start taking 60 minutes prior to your appointment. Upon arrival, you will be seated in the comfortable treatment room. The majority of patients can expect a 30 minute operation when getting a dental implant that can be done under local anesthesia. It's not unusual for patients to have a better experience during the implant than when getting their teeth cleaned.
On top of local anesthesia, you can decide if you also want to get intravenous sedation, general anesthesia, or Nitrous Oxide if you are getting reconstructive bone grafting done along with your dental implants in Portland. Your comfort is our top priority, and as the local anesthesia kicks in, your surgeon will check in with you to ensure that you are doing well. Our dentists will use a specific drill that very gently makes a 2mm hole in the jaw. This opening is slowly widened until it reaches the correct size, and then the dental implant is situated through the gum and in the bone. A radiograph of the implant will be taken during this time.
A temporary restoration will be made for you by your surgeon and dentist, so you will have a makeshift tooth in place before you walk out of our office.
Following The Surgery
All of our dental implant patients are recommended an over-the-counter pain medication, which should be taken prior to the local anesthesia wearing off. For those who need it, we can prescribe a powerful pain medication. While most patients who follow the post-operation directions well won't need a medication, it is there as a standby. You can get right back to your usual activities if you only received a local anesthesia, but if you received an IV anesthesia, you'll want to spend the day resting at home. Your dental implants will be slowly bonding to your jawbone for the initial two to three months after your surgery.
With some patients, the dental implant is put beneath the gum so that the bone can grow a bit more. In these cases, the top of the implant will need to be revealed after it has healed up. This is done during an easy, pain-free one-time procedure. Other than this, most patients can expect to come in only once to get surgery.
What's The Price?
A one time fee that covers everything is issued for the complete dental implant procedure. It includes the x-ray and consultation, surgical visit, the dental implant surgery, every post-surgery appointment and post-surgery radiograph, and every other part of the dental implant process.
Our patients also receive yearly follow-up exams and radiographs for five years after the implant surgery is finished, and this is all covered by the original fee. We do not hide any charges or costs, and if you have no dental diseases and are in good shape, you might be able to get an integration guarantee, as well.
What Kinds of Prosthesis Can I Get?
If you are replacing one tooth, a single prosthesis, known as a crown, can be attached to an implant made just for it. If you are missing two or more teeth, a partial prosthesis, known as a fixed bridge, will be attached to two or three implants. If you are missing all of your teeth in your lower or upper jaw, a complete dental prosthesis, also known as a fixed bridge, will be used. Depending upon the kind of complete prosthesis used, whether it is fixed or removable, you may have more or less dental implants. A fixed prosthesis will always stay in and can only be taken off by your dentist. A removable prosthesis is attached, in socket attachments, to a ball or bar.
The level of cleanliness and sterility is optimal, because our surgeons only do dental implants in our in-office operating suite.
Why Should You Get Dental Implants?
Losing teeth is difficult, and most people who lose multiple teeth never get used to not having them. This is true for people who just lost their teeth or for those who have been suffering for years without them. When people who have lost their teeth find out about dental implants, they feel hope, because they know their is a real solution that can change their lives for the better. Many people report that they have regained their self-confidence after getting dental implants.
Dental implants were developed over 40 years a go by a Swedish orthopedic surgeon and scientist by the name of Dr. Per-Ingvar Branemark. Because of his original research, millions of people who would of otherwise faced a lifetime of embarrassment and frustration now have peace of mind and confidence.
Why Not Get Traditional Restoration Done Instead?
It can be a hassle to remove dentures night after night, and they can be uncomfortable as well as an embarrassment when they slip out of place. Also, bridging one single space can ruin the structure of your other good teeth that sit nearby. Why mess them up, too, when a good dental implant will leave them unharmed?
Will Dental Implants Work For You?
Before you can receive dental implants, we'll need to review your dental and medical history and a complete examination of your mouth must be done. Bone grafting, which can help the outcome to better, may be recommended if your mouth is not right for implants.
When getting bones grafted or USA made dental implants in Portland in our office, local anesthesia is used. Patients can choose to include general anesthesia, as well.
How To Care For Dental Implants
Maintaining regular visits to your oral surgeon and dentist as well as flossing and brushing will help your dental implants to last for years to come.
Where Can I Learn More?
You can click on the link below to watch a helpful video about dental implants. Before watching the video, you should know about some advancements that have happened between the time the video was released and now. First, it can now take as little as two to three months for dental implants to be restored, and sometimes it can be done, on-the-spot, in one day. The healing period is also much less than the 6 months that the video mentions. Second, you can get back to your regular diet within days after your dental implant surgery. Last, it usually takes under 30 minutes under local anesthesia in our office to put your dental implants in. The process is pain-free, and you can get back to your life as soon as we're finished. Being hospitalized for a dental implant procedure is never going to need to happen.
If you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment, please call our Portland Office Phone Number 503-774-3033 today!