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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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Esthetic Treatment NE Portland OR

Close up of a woman smiling with beautiful teeth after dental cleaning from Periodontal Associates in Beaverton, ORAre you looking to enhance the appearance of your smile?

Our esthetic treatment in NE Portland could be the solution you've been searching for.

Esthetic treatment focuses on improving the physical appeal of your teeth and gums, helping you achieve a more confident and beautiful smile.

Esthetic Treatment NE Portland

Esthetic treatment with our periodontists involves procedures designed to enhance the appearance of your smile by addressing issues related to the gums, teeth, and overall oral aesthetics.

Periodontists specialize in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of gum disease and are trained to perform a wide range of esthetic procedures.

Esthetic treatment at our office often begins with a comprehensive evaluation of your oral health and aesthetic concerns.

During this assessment, the periodontist will examine your teeth, gums, and surrounding oral structures to identify any underlying issues that may impact the appearance of your smile.

Based on the evaluation, the periodontist will recommend customized esthetic treatments to address your specific concerns and help you achieve your desired smile goals.

Benefits of Esthetic Treatment

There are several benefits to undergoing esthetic treatment including:

•  Improved Smile Appearance: Esthetic treatments can correct cosmetic imperfections such as discolored, misshapen, or gummy smiles, enhancing the overall appearance of your smile.

•  Boosted Confidence: A beautiful smile can significantly boost your confidence and self-esteem, allowing you to smile and interact with others more freely
•  Enhanced Oral Health: Many esthetic treatments also offer functional benefits, such as improving gum health and restoring damaged teeth, leading to better overall oral health.

•  Long-lasting Results: With proper care and maintenance, the results of esthetic treatment can be long-lasting, providing you with a beautiful smile for years to come.

Esthetic Treatments

Esthetic treatments can address a variety of cosmetic concerns, including:

•  Gum Contouring: Also known as gum reshaping, this procedure involves removing excess gum tissue to create a more balanced and proportionate gumline, enhancing the appearance of your smile.

•  Crown Lengthening: Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure that involves removing excess gum tissue and, in some cases, bone to expose more of the tooth's surface.

This procedure is often performed to address a gummy smile or to prepare a tooth for restorative treatment.

•  Gum Grafting: Gum grafting is a surgical procedure used to treat gum recession by replacing lost gum tissue with healthy tissue from another area of the mouth.

This procedure can improve the appearance of your smile while also reducing tooth sensitivity and protecting against further gum recession.

•  Tooth Whitening: Professional teeth whitening treatments can effectively remove stains and discoloration from the teeth, resulting in a brighter and more youthful smile.

•  Dental Implants: Dental implants are a popular option for replacing missing teeth after tooth extraction, restoring the appearance and function of your smile.

They consist of artificial tooth roots that are surgically implanted into the jawbone and topped with lifelike dental crowns or prosthetic teeth.

Esthetic Treatment NE Portland OR

Esthetic treatment with our periodontists offers a range of options for enhancing the appearance of your smile and achieving your aesthetic goals.

Whether you're looking to correct a gummy smile, brighten your teeth, or replace missing teeth, our periodontists in NE Portland can help you achieve the beautiful smile you've always wanted.

Schedule a consultation with us today to learn more about your esthetic treatment options and take the first step towards a more confident smile!
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Revitalize your smile with our esthetic treatments, including dental implants and teeth whitening in NE Portland, OR – call today to schedule your appointment!
Periodontal Associates, 17895 NW Evergreen Pkwy #150 Beaverton, OR 97006 • (971) 317-8414 • • 6/17/2024 • Tags: dental implants Beaverton OR •