Dental Implants in Corvallis, OR
Dental implants are a permanent solution for tooth replacement. They are a popular option among patients and doctors alike because of their stress-free maintenance and proven longevity. We understand that missing teeth can throw a wrench into your everyday life by making simple tasks, such as eating and talking, more difficult. Book a consultation at our office to learn more about what implants can do for you!CONTACT US
Dental Implant Placement
The dental implant process takes place in two parts: placement and restoration. We can refer you to a reputable oral surgeon for the implant placement portion and then design a beautiful tooth restoration in-house. During placement, an oral surgeon will place the small titanium posts into your jawbone. They’re made from biocompatible material that allows them to fuse with your jawbone and act as artificial tooth roots. Once the implants are fused in place, we come in and design your replacement teeth that attach on top.
Dental Implant Restorations
We have restoration options for patients needing both single and multi-tooth replacement. Dental crowns can replace a single tooth; bridges can bridge the gap when multiple teeth are missing in a row; dentures can fill in a full or partial arch of teeth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
- The implant post itself prevents bone loss and keeps existing teeth from shifting.
- Our tooth restorations look and function similar to your natural teeth and blend in seamlessly with your smile.
- Dental implants keep your cheeks and lips from appearing sunken and aged.
- They don’t require any additional maintenance. You can eat, brush, and floss them like your other teeth.
- Implants can improve your self-esteem and give you a new, stress-free smile!
Dental Implant FAQs
Are dental implants safe?
Yes! Implants are made from a biocompatible titanium that is completely safe for your body. Because of their biocompatible nature, they fuse with the jawbone to provide a stable foundation for your replacement teeth and promote jawbone health.
Do dental implants hurt?
During the implant placement procedure, your mouth will be completely numbed using a local anesthetic and we also provide sedation. You may feel some discomfort after your implant surgery while your mouth heals, but we will ensure that you have any necessary pain medication you may need.
How do I know if dental implants are right for me?
If you’re missing teeth, chances are that you’re a great candidate for implants. However, we won’t be able to know for sure until you come to our office for an in-person consultation. If you have been missing teeth for an extended period, you may require a bone graft before we can proceed with implant placement.