Dental implant procedures have transformed dentistry and our Medford Oregon implant dentist offers you a permanent resolution to replace your missing teeth. Implanted teeth not only look and feel like your own natural teeth but most patients find they are a better feel, better look and a more stable solution to their tooth loss. During your initial consultation at Dental Excellence, our dentist will take the time to educate you on the entire multi-step process making you well aware that dental implants are much more than a cosmetic procedure. It’s important to replace a lost tooth so your overall health and the function of surrounding teeth can be maintained properly. A dental implant also helps to prevent your teeth from shifting, and any bone being lost from your jaw in that area.
Whether missing or extracted, dental implants are a practical option to replace one tooth or several teeth. An implant is a new tooth made of metal and porcelain and looks remarkably like your natural tooth. One part is the titanium implant body that will replace your missing root, and the other part is the tooth-colored crown that will be cemented on top of your implant. Our Medford Oregon implant dentist handles your implants with the necessary precise skill, placing them within the jawbone with meticulous accuracy. Implants can also be used to anchor dentures that sometimes shift when you talk or chew. For a more natural-looking smile for our patients with removable partial dentures, dental implants can also replace missing teeth.
The dental implant procedure is considered a surgery and done under local anesthesia. Without any complications, one implant usually takes a little over an hour. Surgery is done right in the office of our Medford Oregon implant dentist, and most patients say the procedure is less painful than having a tooth pulled. Many patients have mild soreness or swelling, easily treated with over the counter medicines, and most patients go back to work the day after the procedure. Typically titanium, dental implants are artificial roots and teeth that should last you between 15 and 25 years. Whether it’s to replace one or more missing teeth, to secure a bridge, resolve a bite problem, or simply to guarantee a confident smile, Dental implant surgery is the only fixed alternative for a secure resolution to replace lost teeth.