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Dental Implant Restoration Eugene OR

Image of a dental implant diagram at Higbee Family Dentistry. Our teeth play an extremely valuable role in our daily lives. They help us chew, speak, and even affect our self confidence. It’s hard to grasp their importance until one or more are missing. There are multiple prosthetic options to replace missing teeth, and when combined with a new root system, such as a dental implant, we can provide you a replacement tooth that functions and feels natural. We invite you to learn more about dental implants and the difference they can make in not just replacing, but rebuilding missing teeth.

A dental implant is a replacement root system allowing us to rebuild a missing tooth. The implant is a titanium or ceramic post that we surgically embed into your jawbone. The implant is specially designed to capture a lot of bone material to both hold onto and to allow the bone to grow up and around as it heals. After the bone has healed, the implant will be a firm anchor in your mouth. With the new root established, we can then attach a dental prosthetic including a dental crown, bridge, or denture. Some restorations may require multiple implants and some prosthetics can work with any combination of implants and healthy teeth.

The Placement of Your Dental Implant

A majority of the work in placing your dental implant is done in the planning and preparatory work. The surgical implantation is minimally invasive and the healing may take time but is not considered uncomfortable by many.
Most implant procedures include:
•  Evaluation: During your consultation we will evaluate the health of your teeth, gums, and bone. This includes examining the level of decay, disease, and how much bone loss has occurred. We can then discuss your options which may include one or more implants.
•  Bone Graft: Many patients will require a simple bone graft procedure to bulk up their bone before the implant can be placed. This is due to atrophy that occurs following tooth loss. Some implants can be placed without a bone graft, including the All-on-4® Treatment Concept and mini implants.
•  Surgical Placement: The surgical placement of your dental implant is considered minimally invasive and is approved for most patients as long as they are able to heal timely. Surgery is completed in our office, often with just a local anesthetic though other conscious sedatives are available when needed. The surgical process takes about one hour and then the patient is sent home for a period of time for healing.
•  Healing: The healing process following the placement of a dental implant includes both soft and hard tissue healing. Your gums, or soft tissue, that had been sutured closed will heal quickly, within a few days. The bone tissue will take longer. As the bone heals, it will also grow up and around the implant. This process is known as osseointegration; it can take several months.
•  Prosthetic: Following a period of healing, we will check the stability of the implant. When we determine the implant to be firm, we can then place the dental prosthetic, such as a dental crown, bridge or denture, over the implant.

If you are interested in dental implant restoration, Higbee Family Dentistry can help! Give us a call at (541) 342-1187 to get started.

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