Tooth loss can leave ugly spaces in between the remaining teeth, making you feel embarrassed anytime you want to show your smile. There is nothing as awful as the inability to give an appropriate smile when the situation arises. Dental implants are a great way to replace lost teeth and they can bring back the smile you have lost.

Dental Implant Process

A dentist surgically inserts artificial tooth roots into the jawbone. These roots are fabricated from titanium or zirconia and serve as the real roots of teeth. The dentist then fits a connector after which an artificial tooth is placed. In some instances, the screw-like root is fitted with an artificial tooth needless of a connector.

If you are considering improving your smile, you may want to get dental implants. Here are some reasons why dental implants are an ideal choice after losing teeth.


With good oral care dental implants may last a lifetime. They are cared for just like normal teeth. You brush and floss normally. Additionally, you go for regular dental checks at the dentist’s office to see that nothing bad is happening to the implants, gums, and remaining teeth. Without proper care, you may develop peri-implantitis, a type of gum disease that can cause the implants to fail or even fall off.


The posts or frames make the artificial teeth fit well in the gaps. As such the artificial teeth feel comfortable and look natural. You chew normally without problems and you can eat your favorite foods.


Tooth implants are designed to fuse and become permanent in the bone structure. Therefore, they do not interfere with the arrangement of the other teeth. The remaining or adjacent teeth are not shaved down to allow the artificial teeth to fit. As such, the structure of the other teeth remains intact. Dental implants also prevent facial sagging, thus maintaining a youthful look.


The bone under the gap left by a lost tooth deteriorates if left open. Dental implants unlike temporary dentures replace both the tooth and the root, making stimulation possible in the mouth during chewing and eating. It is this stimulation that facilitates the growth of the jawbone naturally. To receive dental implants and learn more about these prostheses, contact our dental office.

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Geelan Dental Care

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Portland, OR 97239

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