Dental Implants are the best substitutes for natural teeth offering you a permanent and secure solution for replacing one or more teeth.
Generally made from Titanium, Dental Implants are essentially a screw that is placed into the jawbone. Dental Implants take on the role of an anchor within the mouth, which is then used to fasten ‘false teeth’ into position. They are surgically inserted into the jawbone to support the replacement teeth.
As the mouth heals, approximately two to six months after surgery; the bone and Implant begin to fuse together. Small posts are then attached to the Implants, which are used to anchor Crowns, Bridges or Dentures.
Dental Implants provide amazing stability for patients, aiding with biting pressure as well as reducing irritation and oral sores generally experienced by Denture wearers.
When a Dental Implant is perfectly constructed and fitted; no one should have any hint that it is there!
For more information on Dental Implants, please contact West Hills Family Dentistry Center today on (503) 291-0000 or click here to email us.