Dental Implants In Eugene: A Fixed Solution For Missing Teeth
We all wish that teeth would last forever, but unfortunately for many of us that is not the case. Dental implants are one of today’s most innovative treatments to replace missing teeth. At the practice of Dr. Kenneth M. Jones, we offer patients in Eugene dental implants to replace a missing tooth or multiple teeth. Dr. Jones offers dental implant consultations for his patients to help them determine if implants are the right solution for their missing teeth.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a titanium tooth root. It is set into the jawbone and serves as a permanent attachment to secure a dental crown. Once the dental implant and restoration (crown) is in place, patients can typically eat, chew, taste and talk just as they could before losing their teeth. Along with being both aesthetic and relatively permanent, dental implants are also the healthiest solution to missing teeth because the false tooth root preserves the jawbone and inhibits bone density loss that can cause patients cheeks to sink in. Patients are typically very happy with dental implants and feel that the process was easier than they expected.
The Dental Implant Process
If you decide to get dental implants in Eugene, Dr. Jones will set up a plan to oversee the process from start to finish. First, he will take digital x-rays of your mouth to help him develop a plan to accurately fit the dental implants. These findings will be shared with a trusted colleague who will then surgically place the dental implants.
Once the implant(s) have integrated with the bone (this typically takes 3-4 months), Dr. Jones will secure a permanent restoration (crown) onto the implant and the entire process will be complete.
The many reasons our Eugene patients consider dental implants:
· To replace one or more missing teeth
· To secure dentures
· Dental implants can sometimes resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space.
· To restore normal chewing, and speech
· To restore or enhance facial tissues by preserving bone under where a tooth is missing
Questions? Want to request a dental implant consultation?
If you have any questions about getting dental implants in Eugene OR, or if you’re wondering about the cost of dental implants, please give us a call or request a consultation today.