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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 Beaverton & Tualatin

Dental implants are a revolutionary procedure that allows safe, durable, stable, and long-lasting teeth replacement.

Dental implants can replace single or multiple missing teeth, but they also offer patients a strong foundation for other teeth restoration options, like dentures, dental bridges, and dental crowns.

Dental implants are easy to clean and maintain.

The material of the implants is extremely biocompatible, which means that dental implants can serve as a lifelong tooth replacement without any complications or damage to neighboring teeth.

Even though dental implant surgery is a highly invasive procedure and can take three to six months to complete, it is a reliable dental treatment option and offers patients tremendous benefits as compared to other teeth replacement options.

What Is A Dental Implant?

Dental implants are modern and extremely reliable medical devices that have a higher success ratio for teeth replacement as compared to other options.

When a person loses a tooth due to injury, illness, or poor oral hygiene, a dentist extracts the roots in order to reduce the growth of harmful bacteria and protect other teeth and gums.

However, the missing roots can lead to decreased stimulation of the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth.

The lack of stimulation can eventually lead to bone resorption, or bone loss, which means that the jawbone will start losing its strength, structure, and density.

Dental Implant Surgery

Dental implant surgery is the procedure of replacing these missing roots by using a metal screw-like fixture.

It is a complex surgical procedure in which the oral surgeon drills the titanium implant body inside the jawbone.

This dental implant body provides a stable foundation on which replacement teeth are placed.

After the placement of the implant body inside the jawbone, the dentist allows the bone to heal over the next couple of months. This process is known as osseointegration.

The jawbone grows around the dental implant, fixing it in place.

As dental implants are made from biocompatible materials, there are little to no chances for infection at the dental implant site.

Dental Implant Placement

After the jawbone completely heals around the dental implant, the doctor makes another incision in the jawbone, exposing the implant body.

Then, an abutment is attached on top of it, which extends into the oral cavity.

The abutment serves as the basis on which the replacement tooth is finally attached to the implant.

Dental implants are exceptionally different from dental bridges and dentures.

They are placed inside the jawbone and help stimulate the bone in order to preserve bone mass. Dentures and dental bridges, on the other hand, only rest on top of the gums.

This means that after a while, the gums and jawbone underneath will start to deteriorate, creating a gap in gum tissue that can give rise to bacterial infections and other complications.

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All-On-4 Dental Implants

Dental implants are fairly expensive when compared with dentures and dental bridges. Replacing a full set of teeth using single-tooth implants can be hard to afford, which is why a feasible alternative dental bridge, known as the All-on-4 Treatment Concept, is often used.

All-on-4 dental implants are used to replace a full set of missing upper or lower teeth using just four implants per whole row. These four dental implants, two at the front and two at the back of the mouth, are placed at such an angle that they can support a complete dental arch.

All-on-4 dental implants have the following benefits over single-tooth implants.

•  They are less invasive than single tooth implant surgery. With just four implants, a complete set of missing teeth can be replaced.

•  All-on-4 dental implants allow placement of the implant body in the jawbone even when the bone density is lower in most places.

•  The All-on-4 dental implant procedure takes less time to complete than single or multiple missing teeth' replacement with dental implants.

The All-on-4 dental implant technique consists of the following four steps.

•  First, two straight and two angled implants are drilled inside the jawbone. The strategic placement of dental implants allows the dental specialist to make use of the available jawbone density, eliminating the requirement of bone grafting.

•  Then, typically, on the same day, your dentist will place the temporary prosthesis on your dental implants. This means that you can still benefit from a functional set of teeth even when your jawbone is not completely healed.

•  Meanwhile, the dentist will create a set of replacement teeth that matches the natural color, size, and shape of the patient's teeth.

•  When the jawbone fuses around the dental implants, the dentists will replace the temporary prosthesis with a permanent set of replacement teeth.

Single Dental Implant

Single tooth implants are generally used to fill the gap left by one missing tooth.

It is by far the most stable and efficient method of replacing a tooth without compromising the health of the adjacent teeth.

The dental implant will preserve the bone mass, which allows greater stability of surrounding teeth and prevents further tooth loss.

A single tooth replaced by an implant also supports adjacent teeth, looks and functions like natural teeth, and is easy to clean.

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Multiple Dental Implants

Dental implants do not just replace a single tooth.

They can also be used to replace multiple missing teeth.

When a patient wishes to restore their multiple teeth using dental implants, the dentist offers several teeth restoration options, such as dental bridges, dentures, or dental crowns.

These teeth restoration options, when supported on top of dental implants, are much more durable, stable, and function more efficiently than placing them on top of the gum.

Restoring multiple teeth with dental implants also offers patients the benefits of bone preservation, preventing the loss of more teeth, and doesn't compromise the patient's cosmetic appearance.

Dental Implants Beaverton & Tualatin

At Periodontal Associates, our dentists evaluate the oral health of each patient, making sure that they are the ideal candidate for a dental implant procedure. Our experts offer the best in restorative and cosmetic dentistry.

Contact us at (971) 317-8414 to schedule an appointment in Beaverton or Tualatin Oregon.

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