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Dental implants in Grants Pass are the best replacement for missing teeth and with people living longer lives are becoming more and more popular. While the body may be in good shape the teeth don’t always keep up. Because of disease or injury missing teeth do happen. Dental implants rejuvenate your smile, your oral and overall health.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made from titanium or other human grade materials for those with metal allergies. The materials are similar to what is used in hip and knee replacements. Just like natural tooth roots implants fuse to the bone in a process known as osseointegration.
After healing your dental implant team in Grants Pass will attach artificial teeth over the tops of the implant posts that look just as natural as the real thing.
Ideal candidates for dental implants are non-smokers and those who are in good oral health.
Good candidates must also have sufficient bone in the jaw as well as healthy gums with no sign of disease.
The amount of teeth you are missing determines what type of implant you will need.
For example, one missing tooth is replaced with a single dental implant doing what a dental bridge would do.
If you are missing several teeth in a row, a few strategically placed implants can support a permanent bridge or a set of replacement teeth.
Similarly, if you have lost all of your teeth, a full bridge or full denture is permanently fixed using four or six implant posts.
Dental Implants act as natural tooth roots meaning they won’t affect neighboring teeth.
Because dental implants are surgically placed in or on the jawbone they are permanent. Conventional dentures and bridges are not fixed and unstable making it difficult to trust. Dental bridge rely on other teeth. This means less overall support as well.
With good care implants last for the rest of your life while dental bridges have a life expectancy of seven to 10 years.
Whatever the reason missing teeth are easily replaced with dental implants rejuvenating both your oral and overall health.
Conventional bridges and dentures are not fixed to the bone, and can therefore be unstable. This can make it difficult to eat or smile with confidence. Implants not only look more natural, but feel and act more like normal teeth, with a stronger biting force. Furthermore they don’t rely on neighboring teeth for support.
Moreover implants don’t compromise the health of your natural teeth. Keep in mind that bridges are only expected to last seven to ten years, even less with root canals. Dental implants will typically last a lifetime.
You must treat your new replacement teeth as you would your natural teeth. Dental implants require daily brushing and flossing, and the same amount of regular dental checkups. Just like natural teeth, the better you take care of your replacements, the longer they will last.
Our implant services include:
Infection does cause bone loss around infected teeth. In these cases your Grants Pass implant dentist will graft bone at the same as tooth extraction. This helps speed the dental implant process along.
Following your dental implant placement restoration process you will need to keep the area clean and infection free. This is especially important as d Dental implants can accumulate plaque and tartar just like natural teeth. Whether you have just one tooth replaced by or several, professional cleanings schedule necessary to keep your implants healthy. The time interval for these dental implant professional cleanings will be determined by your individual needs.
If you are interested in scheduling your first appointment with Dr. Hill, your trusted Grants Pass OR dentist, contact our Grants Pass dental practice today!
114 NE Jackson Street Grants Pass, OR 97526