Dental Implants Portland
A dental implant, simply put, is an artificial tooth which mimics a natural root and crown. There are a variety of reasons people have implants placed. At Valley Dental Works in Portland, our goal is to provide our patients with excellent care from start to finish. We can provide you with dental implants that look natural and are fully functional.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
There are many reasons why someone may need or benefit from getting dental implants, including:
- To replace congenitally missing teeth
- To prevent bone loss
- When only a root remains with no room to restore a crown
- To attach dentures permanently
- When a tooth that had a root canal turns a different color than the surrounding teeth
- To restore an entire mouth
- To replace missing teeth for improved chewing function
- For better tooth lifespan
- To help distribute the forces of chewing
Are Dental Implants Right for Me?
Over the years research has developed incredible technology and material when implants are considered. They offer phenomenal prognosis and we have had incredible patient feedback for appearance and function.
The Dental Implant Process
When we begin the implant process with someone, our doctors take on what we like to call, the “quarterback role” when starting the process of dental implants with a patient. They work closely with the oral surgeon in the planning process to make sure the goals are best met through clear communication, skill, and experience.
Typically the oral surgeon places the implant and allows 3-6 months of healing time to ensure the tooth is ready for final restoration. Our doctors then bring their AACD skill into play, finishing the restoration by adding the crown to the root portion of the implant.
Because they take placement, gum tissue, and appearance into consideration, they always customize this tooth for each patient. No stock parts under our watch! Rest assured you will have a functional and pretty tooth!
Written onJuly 8, 2015
I was very impressed by Dr. Miller and his staff at Valley Dental Works. I had my regular cleaning appointment with Dawn who was very gentle and friendly. I will definitely be going to her again! They also found that I had a cracked filling from a previous dental office and Dr. Miller was able to fit me in later that same week with a 7am appointment so I didn’t have to miss work.
Great hours, great location and the entire staff was very pleasant. I would recommend to everyone!
Schedule a Consultation
Contact Valley Dental Works today to schedule a consultation for your dental implant procedure. We can provide you with long-lasting results that restore the appearance of your smile, the function of your mouth, and your comfort with the appearance of your teeth.
*All images are of actual patients