Tooth loss is a frightening thing to think about, but in the course of your life, it can often approach inevitability. While many people suffering from tooth loss have had poor oral health care at home, there’s an incredible amount of other factors that go into tooth loss – genetics, trauma, and tooth decay can all be part of the reason you lose teeth as you age.
At Eugene Family Dental, we are firm believers in the most state-of-the-art technology and techniques for getting you a healthy, happy smile, and nothing is a better solution for tooth loss than dental implants! Implants are an amazing revolution in tooth replacement, acting just like the root of your natural tooth and providing a stable, long-lasting solution to tooth loss, whether you need one tooth or your whole mouth replaced!
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is meant to replace the root of your natural teeth and is about the same size as your natural roots. Implants are made of titanium, which is excellent at integrating with your bone, and are placed in your jaw using screw-like threads. Most implants are threaded internally and externally, allowing them to be topped with a variety of restorations.
Implants not only create a comfortable, lifelike tooth replacement, but they also help your jaw retain bone mass that is normally lost along with your teeth. Without a root in place to keep the bone of your jaw stable, you’ll eventually lose bone mass and develop the sunken-cheeked look that many denture wearers develop later in life. Implants prevent bone loss and provide a permanent and fully functional replacement!
At Eugene Family Dental, we restore implants that are placed by an oral surgeon we will refer you to. After your implants heal, which usually takes a few months, we’ll be able to provide you with incredibly lifelike and permanent teeth replacements!
Single-tooth restorations involve one implant restored with a crown. Like our other crowns, we offer zirconium and e.max porcelain, both of which are extremely lifelike, durable, and high functioning! Your single-tooth restoration is permanently attached and will work just like the real thing!
Implant-supported bridges can replace a few teeth all the way up to a full arch of teeth! We are able to fabricate and restore all kinds of multiple-implant solutions. Whether you are missing three teeth or have elected to have a permanent set of bridges installed, we’ll get you the smile of your dreams!
Implant-supported and implant-retained dentures are a great way to keep your current dentures but get far better support than the traditional style. Using a series of implants, we’ll modify your current dentures to clip on using either a bar-and-clasp system or a ball and socket. You’ll have incredibly stable dentures that will allow you to eat all the foods you love, and you won’t even have to pay for a new set!
If you want to get the absolute best in dental implant restoration, look no further! We are ready to get you the permanent, beautiful smile of your dreams! Call our office today at 541-484-1235 or schedule an appointment using our online form. We look forward to serving you soon!
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