What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants replace missing teeth or teeth that are decaying, have cracks in them and cannot be restored. Together with an implant crown, dental implants create a stronger replacement tooth because both the tooth and the tooth’s root are replaced. Dental implants can last a lifetime and are more durable than other tooth replacement options. This is a great option for one or several missing teeth and they can be placed in the upper or lower jaws to strengthen your smile.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
As with many cosmetic dentistry procedures, dental implants have many benefits. Some of the benefits include the following:
- Dental implants look, feel, and act like natural teeth
- They prevent bone loss and keep the youthful shape of your bone tissue
- Dental implants may last a lifetime
- They are not noticeable and they blend with your natural teeth
Dental Implants Procedure
The porcelain crown that acts as the tooth replacement will be color matched to look like your natural teeth. The replacement tooth will look, feel, and function like your natural teeth and be similar in shape and color.
Hiebert Smith Dental Group will refer you to an experienced surgeon who will place the dental implant in your jawbone. Once you completely heal after the implant surgery, Dr. Smith and Dr. Hiebert will place the porcelain crown after attaching an abutment to the implant. This abutment holds the crown in place.
Schedule a Consultation
If you would like to learn more about dental implants as a replacement for your missing teeth, please contact Hiebert Smith Dental Group. Call (503) 397-6144 to schedule a consultation at our dental office in St. Helens, OR.