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Restorations for Dental Implants

Dental implant depicted in Tigard, OR dentistYour teeth play numerous critical roles in your mouth. In addition to allowing you to eat properly, the teeth help you to break down food so that the body can easily digest it and absorb the nutrients. Your teeth control airflow, enabling you to speak effectively. They help to maintain the strength of your jawbone. The teeth are also a critical component of a beautiful smile. Tooth loss, whether you lose one tooth or several teeth, affects all of these functions and more. Dental implants have quickly become the most popular treatment for replacing missing teeth, and one that we proudly offer at Richard Whipple, DDS. Following the placement of your implants, we then provide you with dental restorations.

What are Dental Implants?


Dental implants are a treatment for replacing missing teeth that provide you with a revolutionary alternative to bridges and dentures. This treatment uses small titanium posts to provide support for your dental restorations. The posts are surgically implanted into your jawbone. The bone gradually fuses to them as you heal from surgery, a natural process called osseointegration. This process stabilizes the posts in your jaw, turning them into replacement roots that provide secure support for your new teeth. Implants are incredibly versatile and can be used to replace a single tooth, several teeth, or even an entire arch of teeth.

Benefits of Dental Implants


Dental implants provide several incredible benefits.
•  They provide a much more natural appearance. The ceramic restorations look exactly like your real teeth. No one will be able to tell the difference.
•  Your restorations feel and function just like your real teeth. You will be able to speak normally without having to adjust to a new object in your mouth. You will also be able to enjoy all of your favorite foods again. Additionally, with chewing restored, your digestion and nutrition greatly improve.
•  Your new teeth are much more comfortable. The restorations are supported by the posts rather than your adjacent teeth or your gums.
•  You can brush and floss your new teeth just like your natural teeth.
•  The posts function like the roots of your natural teeth and provide stimulation for your jawbone. This restores the delivery of essential nutrients and stops, as well as prevents, bone loss in your jaw.

Your Dental Restorations


Following dental implant surgery, your dental restorations are placed. Depending upon your type of procedure, the final restorations may be immediately loaded onto the posts, or you may not receive them until you have fully healed from surgery. The dental restorations, or ceramic crowns, replace the visible surfaces of your missing teeth. Ceramic perfectly mimics the natural properties of natural tooth enamel. The material can be stained and finished to perfectly match the color of your surrounding teeth. It also reflects light in a similar manner, providing your restorations with a natural-looking shine.

Your dental restorations are created from digital impressions of your mouth. Specialized software allows us to custom design your new teeth to the exact specifications of your mouth. The teeth are then milled from ceramic, stained, and polished. Once they have been completed, they are screwed into place on your implant posts.

With dental implants, we can help restore the functions of your teeth while preserving the integrity of your jawbone. Moreover, the restorations, which look exactly like your natural teeth, beautifully restore your smile, giving you back your confidence. For more information on restorations for dental implants, call Richard Whipple, DDS at (503) 620-6133 today.

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