Replace one or more missing teeth with dental implants
At Portland Dental of Portland, Oregon, Drs. Kaveendra Ranasinghe, Gerald T. Fujii, and Cameron Schwab are committed to ensuring patients have options for restoring their smiles after tooth loss. Those who do not quickly address missing or lost teeth risk developing further issues with their smile, including shifting teeth and poor bite alignment. Patients should connect with a dentist to discuss replacement options as soon as a tooth has been lost or removed. A dental implant is one of the more popular ways of replacing one or more teeth in the smile.
What are dental implants?
Our team describes the dental implant as a small titanium post that is surgically placed into the jawbone. Dental implants are designed to replace one or more missing teeth without damaging neighboring teeth or disrupting the surrounding bone. They are an excellent permanent solution for restoring a smile, as they are not removable but instead become a part of the body. Because they fuse with the bone, they also help maintain the natural bone of the jaw to avoid the “sunken” appearance that can develop with time in full-time denture wearers. This, in turn, ensures patients maintain a more youthful look to the chin and jaw area.
What can I expect from my dental implant and restoration process?
Dental implants are used to support a variety of restorations, including crowns, bridges, and dentures. With proper care and maintenance, they can last a lifetime. Most patients find dental implants very comfortable and natural-looking, making them an ideal tooth replacement option compared to alternatives such as dentures and bridges.
Find out more about dental implants and their suitability for your smile!
Drs. Kaveendra Ranasinghe, Gerald T. Fujii, and Cameron Schwab of Portland Dental are here to help patients with their oral health needs, including replacing missing teeth with dental implantology.
Call (503) 221-8123 to request a consultation visit at our office, conveniently located in Portland, OR. We are open to patients in and around Downtown Portland, Sellwood, Buckman, Hillsboro, Beaverton, and Lake Oswego, OR, communities.