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 office staff handled all my paperwork easily and even worked with my insurance and questioned them when they thought they were wrong. Dr. Miller himself was a great dentist. I understand he has hundreds of patients, but made me feel like I was his only one. Took his time with my issue and constantly made sure I was not in pain. When it was time to make a decision on what path I would take fixing my teeth, he not only gave me one option but 4. Explained each option with the pros and cons. I appreciate that. I like choices. I don’t think anyone looks forward to going to the dentist, but I definitely won’t mind going to my follow-up appointment next month.
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The Dental Implant Process
When we begin the implant process with someone, Dr. Miller and Dr. Stafford 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. Dr. Miller and Dr. Stafford 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!
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