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A diagram of dental implant at Periodontal Associates. Dental implants are a highly effective solution for lost teeth. Crowns mimic natural teeth in their form and function and titanium posts bond with and stimulate your jaw bone, allowing the Dental Implants to act just like a natural tooth would.

Unfortunately, implants can occasionally fail, and if this happens we will need you to come in so we can repair or replace them.

The Structure of an Implant


Most dental implants are made of a titanium post that is embedded in the jaw bone, a ceramic crown that acts as a replacement tooth and an abutment that connects the post and the crown. If one of these parts loosens or breaks, all three can become compromised.

Titanium is usually chosen for implants because it bonds with the jaw bone in a process known as osseointegration. If this process doesn't occur properly then you'll end up with an implant that isn't firmly in place. This will lead to problems later on.

Signs that an Implant May Fail


If the bone doesn't grow around the implant in the right way, mobility is often the primary signal that the implant may fail. This mobility is often very slight at first and usually only a dentist can see it, but as time goes on an implant that hasn't integrated properly can shift when you chew or speak. Implants that have failed completely with frequently.

Other warnings signs of impending failure include pain, inflammation, and infection, but these do not always occur. If Dr. Eshraghi notices that your implant is moving, he may conduct an x-ray to make sure the bone is growing. If the implant is failing, the x-ray may reveal considerable bone loss around the metal area.

Repair and Replacement


In cases where the implant crown becomes cracked or detached, it is an easy matter for us to attach a new, or make any other repairs if necessary. However, if the damage to the implant is too severe, we will need to remove and replace it.

It is easy for us to remove a failed dental implant, but we will need to use a local anesthetic for this procedure. Once the implant is removed Dr. Eshraghi will carefully clean the area. Then we can begin the process of inserting a new implant, making careful note of what went wrong the first time. If there is enough healthy bone in the same area, we won't need a bone graft.

However, in cases of significant bone loss, we may need to place a bone graft to improve the site of the removed implant before placing a new one. Once the bone graft is complete, your mouth may need several months to heal before we can put in a new implant. During the healing period, Dr. Eshraghi may ask you to quit smoking, postpone cancer treatment or make other lifestyle adjustments that will reduce the risk of the next implant failing as well.

Always remember to take good care of your implants by brushing and flossing daily. Also take care to eat a balanced diet and abstain from using your teeth as tools, as this can chip them. If you experience any problems with your Dental Implants, contact us right away.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please give us a call at (971) 317-8414.
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Dental Implants NE Portland, OR


Happy, senior patient looking at himself in a mirror with his new dental implants by Periodontal Associates in NE Portland, ORDental implants mark a remarkable advancement in dental technology, providing a durable solution for missing teeth.

Made from robust materials, dental implants are designed to integrate flawlessly with your natural teeth, enhancing both functionality and aesthetics.

Call Periodontal Associates at (971) 317-8414 to schedule a consultation!

What are dental implants?


Dental implants offer a reliable solution, providing replacements from a single tooth to a full set.

Dental implants have revolutionized the field of dental care, offering a robust and enduring solution for missing teeth.

In the United States alone, approximately 3 million people have received dental implants, a number that increases by about 500,000 each year.

These implants, surgically placed into the jawbone, provide a solid foundation for artificial teeth like crowns, bridges, and dentures.

Comprising three components, the implant begins with a titanium screw that anchors to your jawbone, similar to a natural tooth root. An abutment connects this screw to your prosthetic tooth, typically made of porcelain to mimic the appearance of natural teeth.

While the prosthetic may need replacement after decades, the titanium components are designed to last a lifetime.

dental implant procedure


The dental implant process involves several meticulous steps, each essential for restoring your smile successfully—from the initial consultation and imaging to the surgical insertion and final adjustments.

Consultation and Imaging


The process begins with a comprehensive consultation during which our team will evaluate your oral health and suitability for implants.

This typically includes detailed imaging such as X-rays or CT scans to assess jawbone condition and to plan the implant placement.

Surgical Phase: Implant Insertion


The implant is surgically placed into the jawbone under local anesthesia.

This involves a minor incision in the gum to insert the titanium post directly into the bone, setting a strong foundation for the new tooth.

Healing and Osseointegration


After placing the implant, a crucial healing period follows, known as osseointegration, where the jawbone integrates with the titanium post.

This phase can take several months, during which patients should adhere to a soft diet and maintain excellent oral hygiene.

Attaching the Crown and Final Adjustments


The final step involves attaching the crown to the implant via an abutment.

This crown is the visible part of the tooth and once it is placed, minor adjustments may be necessary to ensure a comfortable bite and a natural appearance.

dental implant care


Maintaining your new dental implants involves specific care practices to ensure their longevity and functionality.

Effective oral hygiene is crucial; brushing twice daily with a soft-bristle brush and non-abrasive toothpaste, along with regular flossing and the use of interdental brushes, helps maintain implant health.

Post-implant, it's essential to visit your dentist regularly for check-ups to monitor the health of your implants and perform professional cleanings.

With proper care, our dental implant services have high success rates. Regular maintenance and avoiding detrimental habits like smoking can extend the life and function of your implants.

dental implants in NE Portland


Opting for dental implants can greatly enhance your quality of life by restoring both functionality and confidence in your smile.

At Periodontal Associates we provide expert care in a welcoming environment, also offering Esthetic Treatment and tooth extraction.

Contact us today at (971) 317-8414 to explore how we can help you achieve the smile you deserve.
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