Teeth may break or be removed from your mouth for any number of reasons, but no matter how the tooth was lost, the result is the same. Missing teeth have a significant impact on your quality of life. Dr. Kaveendra Ranasinghe and Dr. Kirk Christianson offer dental implants to restore your teeth and smile to full function and beauty. We welcome you to call Downtown Dental Care at 503-228-4122 to learn more about the benefits of dental implants in Portland, Oregon, and schedule your consultation with our experienced dentists.
When you lose a tooth, it begins a negative oral health cycle that can cause serious problems for your health and quality of life. A missing tooth leads to gradual deterioration and loss of supporting bone structure in your jaw. This bone loss leads to further tooth loss, which then perpetuates this cycle and prevents you from eating, speaking and smiling normally. While restorative options like dentures and dental bridges replace the upper portions of the tooth, they do not replace the tooth root, which is vital in keeping your jawbone healthy. Dental implants, on the other hand, do replace the tooth root. For this reason, dental implants are currently the most beneficial treatment for replacing missing teeth.
Dental implants replace both the root (implant post) and the crown (implant restoration). The implant post is made of biocompatible material, usually titanium, which means that the body will accept and integrate with it rather than rejecting it. This artificial root stimulates the supporting bone structure to keep your jaws healthy and your teeth stable in your mouth.
Implants also allow you to eat and chew properly, aiding in your diet and nutrition, and to speak and enunciate correctly. They are designed to look, feel and function exactly like your original teeth. When properly cared for with good oral hygiene and preventive treatments, they can last for a lifetime.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our dentists and learn more about how dental implants can benefit you.