Dental Implants in Bend, OR
Dental Implant Placement
Dental implants are made of two primary parts: the titanium implant, or the part that you don’t see, and the crown that you bite and chew with. The two are connected by an abutment. The placement process consists of the surgical procedure in which each implant is strategically implanted in the gum line. Over a period of three to six months, it grows together with the jawbone to provide unsurpassed stability for the prosthetic tooth.
Dental Crowns & Bridges
When some teeth remain securely in the gum line, implant-retained crowns and bridges protect their health. Traditional crowns and bridges require the removal of otherwise healthy tooth enamel from the teeth surrounding the gap — but implant-supported crowns and bridges are a stand-alone replacement that closely mimics the natural tooth structure. A single dental crown can fill the space left by one missing tooth, and several missing teeth are replaced by an implant-retained bridge.
Implant Dentures promote oral health and prevent the jawbone from diminishing due to lack of sufficient stimulation — something that is especially important when all the teeth have been lost. Implant-retained dentures fit better than the alternative, and offer a lasting solution. Even with proper care, non-implant retained dentures need to be replaced every six years or so. An implant-supported prosthetic can be expected to fit properly for many years after placement.
Mini Dental Implants
Like the name implies, mini dental implants have the same structure as the full-size option — just on a smaller scale. About half the size of their larger counterparts, this option may be recommended when the jawbone structure is too weak to support traditional implants. They can often be placed using only local anesthesia and without the need for sutures or stitches. In many cases, patients can begin using their new teeth on the very same day.You can benefit from a comprehensive tooth replacement. Contact our office to learn more about your options in implant dentistry today!