Dental Implants Specialist

Chambers Bridge Dental

General Dentistry located in Cottage Grove, OR

Are you looking to replace missing teeth? Luckily, the team at Chambers Bridge Dental in Cottage Grove, Oregon, performs oral surgery for dental implants, the premier tooth-replacement option available today. With implants to support natural-looking prosthetic teeth, patients can restore and even enhance smiles impacted by gaps. To find out if you’re an ideal candidate, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are small metal or titanium posts that are placed in your jawbone to support natural-looking prosthetic teeth. These artificial tooth roots are placed deep in your jawbone, creating a durable base for crowns, bridges, or dentures. Implant-retained prosthetic teeth will look, feel, and function like natural teeth.

Oral surgery for dental implants is an involved process, though it’s not painful or overly complicated. The transformative results dental implants deliver is well worth the time and effort it takes to get them.

How does the process of getting dental implants work?

The process of placing dental implants requires at least two in-office visits with the team at Chambers Bridge Dental. Once you decide on implants, you’ll schedule an oral surgery appointment.

Before oral surgery, Dr. McMaster gives you a local anesthetic to make the procedure comfortable for you. Then, he uses a special dental drill to insert the implant directly into your jawbone. You won’t feel a thing, and this will be very straightforward.

After the procedure, your jaw needs time to heal and allow the implant to fuse to your jawbone so it can support replacement teeth. Typically, the recovery takes several months. Once your jawbone has fully healed, you’ll come back in to have your permanent prosthetic tooth attached to your implant.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants offer a host of critical benefits for people with missing teeth, such as:

  • Improved chewing, speech, and digestion
  • Prevention of teeth shifting into empty spaces
  • Curbing the effects of bone loss
  • Restoration of lost facial volume
  • Maintaining of mouth and jaw structure

If you have a weak or insufficient jawbone that can’t properly support implants, this tooth-replacement option may not be appropriate for you. In that event, the team at Chambers Bridge Dental can help you weigh other options for filling gaps in your smile.

How long do dental implants last?

One of the most amazing things about dental implants is that as long as you practice good oral hygiene, they can last a lifetime. In fact, about 90% of dental implants last patients for at least 30 years. It’s important to note that their longevity depends largely on you. Make sure to continue brushing, flossing, and maintaining your regularly scheduled cleanings at Chambers Bridge Dental.

To find out more about how dental implants can benefit you, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.