Have you lost a tooth? Are you aware that your loss may have far-reaching effects on your oral health and overall health? Yes, tooth loss is linked to a number of dental health issues and functional problems. The loss can gradually reduce the quality of life for patients. Dental restorations are recommended as an esthetic and functional replacement to lost teeth to ensure that the quality of life and oral health of patients is enhanced. Among the different types of dental restorations, an implant is the most widely recommended one because of its functional advantages and longevity. Thanks to the process of Osseointegration, an implant can be a permanent replacement to lost tooth root. The placement of an implant in the supporting bone structure requires a surgery to be performed. Meet our doctors Drs. Anderson and Coombe has several years of experience in restorative dentistry. Their skills and knowledge in the field of implant dentistry are evident given the number of successful dental implant surgeries we have been able to perform at our Redmond, Oregon dental office. If you or any of your family members have missing tooth and require a dental restoration, visit our office for a consultation and our dentists will let you know what could be the best replacement option for you.
Our natural teeth are precious and they deserve to be protected. When a tooth is decayed or injured there are different forms of restorations which can protect the remaining portion of the natural tooth. Tooth loss occurs only when oral care is neglected or when necessary safety measures are not taken during sports activity. The loss reduces the confidence to chew on food items and forces the patient to chew on the other side of the oral cavity. These behavioral changes and the absence of a tooth can have far-reaching effects on oral health.
Dental implants in Redmond Oregon are artificial tooth roots that are inserted into the supporting bone structure. These artificial roots can act as a foundation to dental prostheses and improve the functionality of teeth. The implant gives dental prostheses high stability. As a result, the restoration acts as a perfect tooth replacement. The implanted tooth is strong, stable, feels natural and addresses all dental issues that can arise from tooth loss.
Osseointegration is a process of bone tissues forming a strong functional bond with an external object that is inserted into the bone structure. Dental implant is an artificial tooth root which is surgically placed in the jaw bone of the patient. When left to heal, the bone tissues form a bond with the implant which gives the artificial root higher strength and longevity. This is the reason why the chewing efficiency of implanted tooth is high as compared to other forms of restoration.
Have you been missing a tooth for a while? It is a good idea to visit our dental office for a consultation where our team will let you know why it may be necessary to replace lost tooth. During the initial consultation, our dentist will perform a thorough check of the teeth and gums and may take X-rays. We check your jawbone to see if it has enough length and width to hold an implant. We make a note of your medical history and let you know if you are the right candidate to get an implant. A treatment plan is set and we explain you about the treatment course.
Dental implant surgery is performed with the help of local anesthesia and sedatives. The numbing agent makes the procedure painless. A cut is made in the soft tissues to open a flap and access the jawbone. A series of drills are used to create a bony recess for implant insertion. The implant is torqued into position carefully and the gums are sutured around its head. The implant head is covered with a cap and left to heal. The healing may take about 3-4 months. Our dentist recommends follow-up visits where they check the progress of healing.
On completion of healing, impressions of teeth are taken to get a dental crown fabricated in the lab. The implant cap is removed and an abutment is fixed to it. The crown that is fabricated in the lab is checked for fit before it is cemented or screwed over the implant to complete the restoration process. Our team dedicates time to explain to patients how to care for the implanted tooth.