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Dental Implants
West Linn, OR

Following tooth loss, it is essential that your teeth be replaced as soon as possible. Traditionally, missing teeth have been replaced using bridges or dentures. While these treatments restore many of the functions of your teeth affected by tooth loss, they still have their downsides. At ZenTech Dentistry, we offer an alternative to these traditional treatments with dental implants.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants provide an alternative to traditional tooth replacement options. This treatment uses titanium rods, which are surgically placed into your jawbone, to provide support for your dental restorations. Your jawbone fuses to these posts, gradually integrating them into your jaw and turning them into secure roots. Your dental restorations, made from ceramic, are then affixed on top.

Implants for All Needs

Dental implants are a unique treatment that can be used to meet several different needs.
•  Single tooth. A single tooth implant is designed to replace an individual tooth. A single post provides support for a single crown.
•  Multiple teeth. A multiple teeth implant is also commonly called an implant supported bridge. This restoration is used to replace two or more missing teeth in a row.
•  Full arch restoration. A full arch restoration is used to replace a full arch of missing teeth. This treatment typically uses 6 to 8 implant posts to support your new teeth.
•  All-on-4® Treatment Concept. If you are missing an entire arch of teeth, but do not have the bone mass in your jaw to support the implant posts, All-on-4 can help to provide you with a full arch restoration without the need for a bone graft.

Dental Implant Restoration

The effect of having a missing tooth on your self-confidence and self-esteem can be significant. However, there are several options available to get back the smile that you used to have before losing your teeth. One of the most popular and common options is dental implant restoration. The implant itself is a titanium post that acts like a root of a tooth when it comes to anchor dentures, bridges, and crowns to your mouth after extraction or losing teeth. If you are interested in dental implant restoration, our dentist at ZenTech Dentistry will educate you about your best options.

How are Implants Placed?

Implants require surgery for placement, which is done under a local anesthetic and sedation. Small incisions are made in your gums, providing access to your jawbone. We then drill small holes into your bone, according to your treatment plan, and place the implant posts directly inside. Next, your gums are sutured closed around the posts, leaving a small portion exposed above the gumline.

Finally, temporary teeth are placed. These temporary teeth remain in place until you have fully healed. Once you have healed, and your jawbone has fused to the posts, the process for creating and placing your final restorations begins.

How Long Is the Recovery Process for Dental Implants?

Dental implants are the most durable technique of tooth replacement since they may last up to 30 years, which is one of its finest qualities. Many individuals may maintain a dental implant for the remainder of their lives. But for an implant to last a long time, regular maintenance is necessary. While there are many benefits of getting dental implants, special care needs to be taken during the recovery process after receiving dental implants, be they single dental implants, multiple tooth implants, or All-on-6 Implants.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants provide several benefits.
•  They look, feel, and function exactly like your real teeth.
•  Your new teeth are very comfortable. They are supported by the posts rather than your adjacent teeth or your gums.
•  You can brush and floss your dental implants just like your real teeth.
•  Your teeth are secured in place and will not slip out of place or fall out.
•  The posts restore stimulation to your jawbone, helping to stop and prevent bone loss in your jaw.

Are There Disadvantages to Dental Implants?

While there are many benefits that are associated with dental implants, there are a few disadvantages as well. We go over the benefits and drawbacks during your initial consultation to ensure that dental implants are the right treatment for you.
•  Implants require surgery.
•  With surgery, there is a recovery period. This can take several weeks to several months.
•  If you do not have enough bone mass in your jaw, you may require a bone graft first.
•  Implants can be more expensive than other options. The need for a bone graft means additional surgery, as well as additional cost.

History of Dental Implants

The history of dental implants goes all the way back to 2000 BC! Dental implants have advanced over the years. Most of the original practices, however, were painful, barbaric, and sometimes fatal. If you are looking for a dental implant today, you should be thankful. You will experience a safe experience with less discomfort.

With dental implants, we can restore your abilities to eat and speak while also restoring the quality of your smile and preserving the integrity of your jaw. Call ZenTech Dentistry today at (503) 765-9699 for more information and to schedule your appointment.

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Dr. Frank Sioda
18676 Willamette Dr. Suite 202
West Linn, OR 97068-1718

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