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What Are Dental Implants?
Photo of dental implants from Hometown Dental in McMinnville, ORDental implants are a revolutionary development in dental restoration methods, providing a long-lasting and visually appealing option for replacing missing teeth. Unlike traditional dental bridges or dentures, implants provide a permanent base for replacement teeth. They are explicitly designed by professionals to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, enhancing both function and appearance.

Understanding Dental Implants

Dental implants are precision-engineered, surgically implanted devices that serve as a foundation for artificial teeth. Comprised of titanium, a biocompatible material well-tolerated by the body and capable of integrating with bone tissue, these implants act as a sturdy anchor for new teeth. The process involves several steps, including the placement of the implant itself into the jawbone, a period of healing and integration, and the attachment of a custom-made crown or bridge.

Types of Dental Implants

There are two primary types of dental implants for patients: single-tooth dental implants and multiple-tooth dental implants. However, the choice between these options depends on the patient's needs, the condition of the jawbone, and the number of teeth missing.

Single Tooth Dental Implants

Single-tooth dental implants are designed to replace one missing tooth without affecting the neighboring teeth. This option is ideal for patients who have lost a single tooth due to injury, decay, or disease. The implant consists of a single titanium post inserted into the jawbone, topped with a custom-made crown that matches the color and shape of the patient's natural teeth.

Multiple Tooth Dental Implants

For patients missing several teeth, multiple-tooth dental implants provide a functional and cosmetically appealing solution. This option involves placing several implants in the jawbone to support a bridge or partial denture. Multiple tooth implants offer benefits over traditional bridges and dentures, including improved oral health, enhanced comfort, and a more natural appearance.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants offer numerous benefits over other tooth replacement options, providing a combination of functional, aesthetic, and health advantages. Below are seven key benefits:

Prevents Bone Loss

First and foremost, when teeth are lost for any reason, the jawbone in the space deteriorates due to lack of stimulation. Dental implants mimic the stimulation of natural teeth, preventing bone loss. This process, known as osseointegration, helps maintain jawbone density and supports facial structure, ensuring that the jawbone's integrity is preserved even after tooth loss.

Maintains Facial Structure

Dental implants significantly help maintain the natural shape of your face and smile. Missing teeth can lead to facial sagging, making a person appear prematurely older. By providing the necessary stimulation to the jawbone, implants robustly support facial tissues and effectively prevent facial structure collapse, thus preserving the youthful appearance of the patient's facial contours.

Provides Secure Fit

Unlike dentures, which may slip or cause embarrassing noises when eating or speaking, dental implants are securely and firmly anchored to the jawbone. This unparalleled stability offers patients the confidence to eat, speak, and smile without fear of their teeth moving out of place. The secure fit significantly enhances comfort and eliminates the need for adhesives to keep the teeth stable.

Improves Oral Health

Dental implants eliminate the need to modify adjacent teeth, as a tooth-supported bridge does. This means that more of your natural teeth are left unharmed, improving long-term oral health. Individual implants also allow easier access between teeth, improving oral hygiene. This advantage supports overall dental health by minimizing the risk of decay and gum disease in the remaining teeth.

Enhances Comfort and Ease of Eating

Dental implants operate similarly to natural teeth, enabling you to enjoy your preferred meals confidently and pain-free. Unlike removable dentures that can make chewing difficult, implants allow you to enjoy your favorite foods without discomfort. This restoration of full chewing ability makes eating a more pleasant experience and can also improve healthy nutrition to many extent.

Long-lasting Solution

With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime. They are designed to be a permanent solution to tooth loss, which makes them more cost-effective in the long run compared to other replacement options that may need frequent replacements or adjustments. This durability eliminates the ongoing inconvenience and cost associated with less permanent solutions.

Improves Self-esteem and Confidence

Missing teeth can lead to self-consciousness about one's smile, affecting confidence and social interactions. Dental implants provide a feeling of getting your natural teeth back, enhancing self-esteem. The aesthetic improvement in smile appearance can significantly boost confidence, making social interactions more enjoyable and reducing anxiety related to the appearance of one's teeth.

Ensures Better Speech Clarity

Dental implants can significantly improve speech clarity, often compromised by missing teeth or poorly fitted dentures. When dentures slip within the mouth, they can cause slurred or mumbled speech. Implants are securely anchored, allowing for clearer and more natural speech. This utmost reliability ensures that you can communicate effectively, enhancing all types of interactions.

The Process of Getting Dental Implants

The process of getting dental implants involves several critical stages, starting with a comprehensive evaluation/consultation by Dr. Brian Bomberger to determine if you are a suitable candidate. This is followed by the precise surgical placement of the implant, a period of healing and integration, and the fitting of the custom-made crown or bridge.

Why Choose Hometown Dental for Your Dental Implants?

At Hometown Dental, we utilize the latest technology and techniques to ensure the success of your dental implants. Dr. Brian Bomberger is experienced and dedicated to providing personalized care tailored to your needs. Our practice is committed to making your journey towards a restored smile as comfortable and effective as possible.
•  Comprehensive evaluation and personalized treatment planning
•  State-of-the-art surgical techniques.
•  High-quality, durable implant materials.
•  Custom-made crowns and bridges for a natural look.
•  Dedicated follow-up and care to ensure the longevity of your implants.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, please call us today at 971-287-3477. Let our professionals help you regain your confidence and smile with the power of dental implants.

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Dental Implants McMinnville, OR | Hometown Dental
At Hometown Dental, we utilize the latest technology and techniques to ensure the success of your dental implants. We are experienced and dedicated to providing personalized care tailored to your needs.
Hometown Dental - Dr. Brian Bomberger, 1160 Southwest Booth Bend Rd., McMinnville, OR 97223 • 971-287-3477 • • 7/17/2024 • Tags: dental implants