Dental Implants in Lake Oswego, OR
When you’re missing teeth, you start to miss out on the little things that used to bring you joy – smiling with confidence, speaking with ease, and eating your favorite foods. Dr. Andrew Peterson, our periodontist in Lake Oswego, can provide you with a permanent tooth replacement option: dental implants. Implants look and feel great, and we can replace any number of missing teeth to give you back a full smile again.
Dental Implants Process
Patients who are missing teeth should come in for a smile assessment with Dr. Peterson and our periodontal team. We’ll take X-rays, go over your needs and lifestyle, and help you determine if dental implants are the right replacement option for you. Once we’re ready to begin, we make sure you’re comfortable with numbing and sedation. We then surgically place the implant into the space left behind by the missing tooth. The titanium implant fuses with the jawbone to create a solid anchor for the restoration that your general dentist will eventually place on top.
We work closely with your general dentist to determine the best restoration for you based on how many teeth you’re replacing, where the teeth are in your mouth, and your overall needs. A dental crown is generally used for single-tooth replacements. For patients missing most or all teeth in an arch, an implant-supported denture that simply snaps onto the tops of the implants is typically used, giving you a denture that stays securely in place without adhesive. Dr. Peterson will talk with you about your options at your smile assessment.
If your initial X-rays show us that your jawbone is too weak for dental implants, we can perform a bone graft surgery to stimulate new bone growth and achieve a more solid and secure foundation for your implants. Dr. Peterson is a skilled surgeon and can perform the procedure here in our Lake Oswego dental office.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are the preferred tooth replacement option, loved by dentists and patients alike. Because they’re permanent, they offer wearers a number of benefits over dentures.
- Look, feel, and function like natural teeth
- Don’t require messy adhesives
- Eat all your favorite foods again with no restrictions
- Care for implants using normal dental hygiene routine
- Last a lifetime with proper care
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Anyone who is missing teeth could be a candidate for dental implants. The best thing to do is schedule a smile assessment with periodontist Dr. Peterson. He can evaluate your oral health and help you make the best tooth replacement decision for your needs and lifestyle. Whether you’re missing one tooth or many, our team can help you reclaim your smile and get back to the things you enjoy.
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