Dental Implants and Bone Grafting
Facing tooth loss can lead to many questions about the future of your oral health and your smile. Dr. Jessica Ellis and Dr. Bryan Euzent provide reliable solutions so that you can eat the foods you love and smile confidently.
A popular choice, because of its many benefits, is tooth replacement with dental implants. This provides the most lifelike solution for patients with missing teeth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are extremely durable because they integrate with your jawbone. This bone to implant contact enables such a strong, long-lasting tooth replacement solution. Dental implants can replace one or more missing teeth or hold a denture in place. There are many different treatment options available that will be customized to your needs.
When you lose teeth, the supporting jawbone begins to resorb away. A dental implant will help maintain your bone levels and can help support the soft tissues of your face and smile.
Proper home care of dental implants is very important but also easy to do. A good oral hygiene routine and regular professional cleanings will give you the best chance of maintaining your implant – and your natural teeth – for a lifetime!
Your Dental Implant Procedure
At Warm Springs Dental, we use 3-D cone beam imaging to determine whether your bone is healthy enough for dental implants. This technology allows us to identify the ideal location for your dental implant and provide vital information to prevent complications.
If your bone is too narrow or unstable, we offer bone grafting to rebuild your lost bone. If we perform your extraction in our office, we can often complete the bone grafting procedure simultaneously, saving you an additional appointment and surgery.
Our patients tolerate dental implant surgery well and report little discomfort after routine dental implant treatment.
The Healing Process
It takes about 3 to 6 months for your dental implant to fully integrate with your bone. We will monitor your dental implant as it heals so we can restore your smile as efficiently as possible.
Custom Dental Implant Crowns
We create each dental implant crown specifically for you, matching the color expertly with your surrounding teeth for a uniform look. We also ensure the fit is precise so that chewing is comfortable and the contours aid you in maintaining healthy gums.
When treatment is complete, your dental implant can last for many years – even decades – with proper care.
For some patients, denture fit can be challenging– moving, shifting, creating sores, and falling out at the most inconvenient times. We can place 2 or more dental implants to lock your denture in place, adding stability and confidence to your smile.
Implant-retained dentures support healthy nutrition by allowing patients to eat a wider variety of foods.
Contact Us for a Dental Implant Evaluation
If you are facing dental extractions or currently have a missing tooth, contact our Tualatin, OR dental office for an evaluation with one of our experienced dentists.