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Dental Implants — Portland, OR

Regain a Confident, Strong, & Healthy Smile

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are undoubtedly the premier choice. You might think of them as "artificial roots" although in truth they can be so stronger and offer the additional advantage of being forever immune to decay. When we restore them, the end effect is so natural and vibrant, even our hygienists are often surprised to find they are implants. While Implants are as close to a lifetime replacement as we can offer, it is imperative that the bite be exactly right from the start. In Portland, Oregon, ADANW is the only office to have the computerization to measure the timing and force of the bite. So we can say with great confidence that our implant restorations will last, and last, because we make certain they are right from the very start! If you’re ready to regain a confident, strong, and healthy smile, give us a call today to learn more about dental implants.

Why Choose Advanced Dental Arts NW For Dental Implants?

  • Talented Dentist with Over 3 Decades of Experience
  • Advanced Dental Technology for Precise, Lasting Results
  • Partnered with Trusted Local Oral Surgeons

What Are Dental Implants?

Diagram showing how dental implants in Portland work

Dental implants are small, titanium posts that act as artificial tooth roots. They can be placed beneath the gums directly into the gumline, where, thanks to their biocompatible nature, they will integrate and fuse with the bone tissue directly. This provides a strong, stable foundation for your replacement teeth that rivals that of natural teeth. Dental implants can be topped with crowns, bridges, partials, or full dentures in order to replace any number of teeth throughout the mouth. Replacing the entire structure of a missing tooth gives you a new smile that looks, feels, and functions just like natural.

The Process of Getting Dental Implants

Portland implant dentist holding implant X-rays

Although we do not perform the dental implant placement procedure here at Advanced Dental Arts NW, we can refer you to trusted specialists in the area who have the same standard of care that we do. They will be able to surgically place your dental implant posts, and you’ll need several months to fully heal and allow your jawbone to grow and bond to the post(s). Once this process is complete, you’ll return to our dental office to have your restorations created and placed.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Man admiring his new dental implants in Portland

Out of all the options for replacing missing teeth, dental implants are the only ones that restore more than just the top portion of the tooth. Compared to traditional dental bridges and dentures, dental implants have many advantages, including:

  • Long-lasting results: Dentures and bridges need to be replaced every few years, but dental implants can 30 years to a lifetime!
  • No dependence on surrounding teeth: Partial dentures and bridges rely on the healthy teeth around the gap to stabilize them, which can put those teeth at risk for decay, damage, or even extraction down the road. Implants are completely self-supporting, however, so this isn’t a problem.
  • More youthful appearance: Dental implants keep the jawbone and surrounding tissues stimulated and strong, which helps you retain a younger look overall.
  • High success rate: On average, 10 years after they have been placed, 95% of dental implants are still successful.
  • Easy maintenance: With dental implants, you don’t have to take them out and soak them in cleansing solutions. Patients just have to brush and floss them like real teeth and get regular checkups to keep them looking like new.

Who Dental Implants Can Help

Couple with dental implants in Portland smiling outside

No matter what condition your smile is in currently and no matter how many teeth you’re missing, we have a dental implant solution that can rebuild it from the ground up.

Missing 1 Tooth

Diagram of a single tooth dental implant in Portland

In the case of a single lost tooth, a dental implant post is placed in the same position in the jawbone as the original root, keeping nutrients and blood flow coming to the tissues and bone. Then, the implant is topped with a custom dental crown for a completely natural look.

Missing Multiple Teeth

Diagram showing implant bridge replacing multiple missing teeth in Portland

If you’re missing several teeth throughout your mouth, a few dental implants may be able to provide support for a partial denture or dental bridge. Instead of anchoring to the surrounding teeth, these restorations are held using strategically placed dental implants.

Missing All Teeth

Diagram showing how implant dentures in Portland work

Even if you’ve suffered total tooth loss, dental implants may be able to help! With four to six implants, you can have a solid foundation for your restored smile. You can have a denture permanently affixed to the implants and enjoy all your favorite foods again.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

Implant on money representing the cost of dental implants in Portland

Because each smile is unique, the dental implant treatment, and therefore the cost, will vary from patient to patient. The number of implants, the type of restoration, and the location of the implants are all factors that impact the end price. When you consider that you would need to pay to replace regular dental bridges and dentures about every 5 to 10 years, you will likely find that dental implants actually save you money and hassle because they’re able to endure for decades.