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Dental Implant


A dental professional showing a patient that a dental implant is affordable and a good fit for her, at Hidden Springs Family Dentistry. Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Implants serve as a solid basis for either fixed or detachable substitute teeth that are custom-made to resemble your original teeth. The titanium used in dental implants creates a strong bond with the jawbone through a process known as osseointegration. The bond offers a secure foundation for a prosthetic crown, bridges, or dentures attached to the implant.

Dental implants can replace one or even more lost teeth. They eliminate joint discomfort and biting issues caused by teeth moving into a missing tooth space. Dental implants can restore your self-assurance by giving you a new smile, and allowing you to eat your favorite foods again. They allow you to speak normally, without fear of them shifting or falling out.

If you are a candidate for dental implants, our skilled team at Hidden Springs Family Dentistry is ready to help you smile with confidence again.

The Process of Dental Implants


An implant is placed by first inserting a needle in the gums and creating a flap over the region where the lost teeth are located. After preparing the bone with differing sizes drills, the implant is put into place. It guarantees good compatibility; bone grafting be required if there is not enough jawbone available. After that, the gum tissue is sewn back together. The procedure is painless and is conducted under local anesthesia. Long and difficult cases and those with a high level of anxiety may necessitate conscious or general anesthesia. A flapless implant technique has been developed for patients with appropriate periodontal tissues and bone volume in the implant location.

After implant insertion, a recovery time of about three months is required to allow for fusion of the dental implant with the jawbone, before the final restoration is completed. There are a few instances where the final crown is put immediately after implant surgery. The majority of implant placements are successful.

It may bring minor health concerns, like with any operation. These are, however, uncommon. If they do occur, they are often mild and readily addressed. Infection, damage to neighboring tissues, sinus difficulties, and numbness may occur. If you experience any of these issues, contact us right away.

Who is a Candidate for Dental Implants?


An individual getting the prosthesis must be in generally good health. Healthy gums and sufficient bone are required to sustain the implant. Regular dental cleanings and checkups, as well as excellent dental care at home, are important to the success of implant placement.

Dental implants may be the right approach for you if you need to replace lost teeth. They are securely attached to your jaw and appear and function just like natural teeth. Not only that, but they also have the appearance of natural teeth. It is why so many people prefer dental implants to alternative tooth replacement options like dentures.

If you are a candidate for dental implants and are unsure where to turn, Hidden Springs Family Dentistry will assess the patient's suitability for dental implants. Call us today at (971) 414-3994 for more information about dental implants or to schedule an appointment at our clinic.
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