Happy Valley, OR
Staying on top of your oral hygiene is an important task that can help you ensure that you lead a healthy and happy life. With that said, you should understand that as your health and age change with time, the idea of what constitutes “good oral health” might change quite a bit. If you eventually lose some natural teeth due to age or injury, then you will be more focused on preserving the remaining teeth while also ensuring the replacement teeth work well and do not cause you pain or discomfort. This is where dental implants shine. At Fusion Dental Specialists, we are happy to bring you the very best in dental implants to help replace the loss of your natural teeth. Whether you have lost one tooth or multiple teeth, we can help you maintain natural function in your mouth.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are dental devices that are designed to replace natural teeth. They are one of the most effective, if not the most effective, option on the market today. Dental implants consist of a few different parts. The first part is a metal rod that is inserted into the tooth socket where your natural tooth used to be. This rod, the “implant” part of the dental implant, eventually fuses to your jawbone and provides excellent support and function. The second part of the dental implant is the artificial tooth that is placed upon the top of the implant. Dental implants function just like natural teeth, which means that you can eat and speak without worry that something will slip out of place or crack.
What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
When you lose a natural tooth, there can be long-lasting effects that impact the overall health of your mouth. Bone and tissue that once worked to keep a tooth in place, for example, can quickly fade away and degrade once that tooth is lost. This can cause other issues to your remaining teeth while also serving to weaken your mouth and jaw. Dental implants work like natural teeth to promote bone and tissue health and help ensure that you do not lose either.
When compared to something like dentures, dental implants are easily the most effective and desirable option. While traditional dentures tend to be uncomfortable and can impede your ability to naturally eat or speak, dental implants eventually feel like and function as natural teeth. That means you can do everything you could do with natural teeth, and will not have to experience any loss in your quality of life. Additionally, dental implants are permanent and offer a long-term solution to the issue of missing teeth.
Will Dental Implants last a long time?
Dental implants can last an incredibly long time. If you take care of them well and maintain good oral hygiene, they can last for well over a decade.
For more information about dental implants and whether or not they are a good option for you, give us a call today at (503) 653-2299!