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Types of Dental Implants
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root used when your own natural tooth root is compromised. It provides an anchor for one or more artificial teeth and is an excellent alternative to dentures.
All dental implants are placed in the jawbone to hold the false tooth. Most are made of titanium, which allows bone to grow closely around it.

Root Form Implants

Root form implants are the most common type of dental implants. They are shaped like screws or cones and are placed directly into the jaw, underneath the gums. Root form implants can be stronger than the natural tooth roots and provide a sturdy base for your new teeth.

There are three phases to achieving your new smile with dental implants:

•  Surgical &ndash
•  The first phase involves placing the dental implant into the jawbone, under the gums. Embedding a root form implant requires local anesthesia. One implant is embedded for every missing tooth to be replaced. The gums are then stitched closed for the healing process.
•  Healing - After the dental implant procedure, about three to six months are allowed to pass, while the bone grows in around the implant. When bone and implant are fused together (osseointegration), the next phase begins.
•  Seating the crown &ndash
•  The final phase (and most exciting) is the attachment of your new teeth. The crowns , or false teeth, will look and feel like your natural teeth used to. You can eat normally, even eat corn on the cob if you choose!

If all of your teeth need to be replaced and you've considered removable dentures, take a look at just some of the benefits of implants.

•  Look like natural teeth
•  Prevent further bone loss
•  Preserve facial appearance
•  Won't cause gum irritation or soreness due to slipping dentures
•  Will last the rest of your life

Root form implants are appropriate for people who have healthy bone in the jaw. If there is deterioration present, or if your jawbone is too small to hold an implant, another type of implant is probably best for you. Only a qualified cosmetic dentist like Dr. Matin can make that determination.

Dr. Matin of the Portland area has many years of experience restoring all types of dental implants. She is a graduate of the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies, where she received special training in cosmetic dentistry. Call or email us today to schedule your initial consultation for dental implants.










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