Dental implants with aesthetic crowns are a long lasting, full tooth replacement option for both the upper visible portion of the tooth and the tooth root.
Consisting of a surgically implanted post that replicates the function of the tooth root, and an anstheic, natural looking crowns to replace the visible, above-gum tooth, dental implants restore the full function and appearance of your missing tooth.
Benefits of implant dentistry
Dental implants give a strong and long lasting base for the replacement tooth.
- Dental implants prevent bone loss by replacing the missing tooth root. By filling that space, they keep the bone tissue fuller, preventing it from shrinking.
- Dental implants do not require modifications to adjoining teeth, as bridges and partial dentures often do.
- Dental implants require little maintenance. They are not visible, being set into the jawbone. The crown they hold needs the same daily care as your natural teeth.
- Dental implants may last a lifetime.
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How dental implants work
The dental implant replaces the tooth root and the porcelain crown affixed to it replaces the missing tooth.
Placement of the dental implant is a surgical process and requires a few months of healing time before the crown can be set in place. After the sturdy titanium root replacement is placed, time must pass for the bone tissue to grow in closely around it (called osseointegration). Once the bone is healed, the aestheic crown is placed by Dr. Wendling. You now have a new tooth root and a new tooth.
Contact our Implant Dentist For More Information
If you'd like to learn more about dental implants, call our Lake Oswego office today at (503) 636-4069 to schedule your personal dental implant consultation with implant dentist Dr. Wendling.