Dental Implant is a type of oral appliance that serves as a replacement for tooth roots. An implant is usually made of titanium due to the metal’s impressive biocompatibility rate. Titanium has a high specific strength apart from its excellent resistance to corrosion. The implants are placed directly into the jawbone as they have to serve as the tooth’s root. In some instances, the implant is placed just above the bone. The type of implant used depends on the type of implant you will receive. Once the bone and gums have sufficiently healed over the implant, the dentist can place the abutment. The artificial tooth is fixed over the metal post. This whole procedure involves one surgery for the placement of the titanium post.
A missing tooth not only takes away from the beauty of your smile but have many adverse effects on your oral health, including the following:
After the initial consultation with the dentist to determine if you are suitable for undergoing a dental implant, a customized plan is created to meet your requirements. A titanium metal post is placed within your jawbone using surgical-guided technology. This post serves as the root for the tooth to be replaced. The whole procedure is performed under local anesthesia so that you are comfortable throughout the entire process. Typically a healing period of 3-4 months is allowed for the metal post to fuse with the bone.
Once the fusion has taken place, and the bones have healed, a new custom-made crown is attached over the post with an abutment. The new tooth will resemble and feel just like the surrounding teeth. A dental implant actually helps replace an entire missing tooth from the root to the crown.
Call us at Wayne H Mori Dental or schedule an online appointment to know more about Dental Implants
700 NE Multnomah
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Portland, OR 97232
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