Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Missing teeth can create a variety of oral health problems if you fail to replace them in a timely manner. Your remaining teeth can shift to fill in the gaps, resulting in bite alignment problems. You may also experience jaw bone deterioration and additional tooth loss. Dental implants are the most effective option to replace your missing teeth and ensure these serious issues do not arise.

While Dr. Michael Negru recommends dental implants as the ideal treatment option for missing teeth, not everyone is a good dental implant candidate. The best way to find out whether this procedure is the right option for you is to speak with Dr. Negru in person. Please call 503-848-3606 today to schedule a consultation at our BEAVERTON IMPLANT CENTER

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are made of titanium. They get inserted into your jawbone and connect to a small titanium post, called an abutment, which holds the dental crown that will serve as your prosthetic tooth. During the healing process, the dental implant fuses with your jawbone, allowing it to function like a natural tooth root. It is the only option that replaces both your missing tooth and root.

Dr. Negru can use dental implants to replace one tooth or several teeth. In addition, they can be used to support dentures when replacing an entire arch of teeth.

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Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants provide you with several important benefits compared with alternative options such as dental bridges or dentures. These include:

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  • Improved appearance – Dental implants look and feel just like your natural teeth and will restore a beautiful smile.
  • Permanent – The dental implant fuses with your jawbone, making it a permanent restoration that also performs the important functions carried out by your tooth’s root. No other tooth replacement option offers this benefit.
  • Improved oral health – Neighboring teeth are not altered to support a dental implant the way they are with bridges and dentures. This helps maintain the long term health of your adjacent teeth. In addition, dental implants reduce the risk of bone loss and additional tooth loss.
  • Improved eating ability – Poorly fitting dentures can slide, making chewing difficult. Dental implants function just like natural teeth and can withstand the same bite forces, allowing you to eat all of your favorite foods whenever you like.
  • Improved speech – When dentures do not fit properly, they can slip and make it difficult to pronounce words clearly. Dental implants eliminate this issue, ensuring you can speak properly at all times.
  • Improved comfort – Because they are a permanent restoration that fuses with your jaw, dental implants are more comfortable than other alternatives.
  • Durability – When properly cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime.
  • Convenience – Dental implants are easier to care for and maintain than dentures or dental bridges.
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Why Choose Dr. Negru

Dr. Michael Negru uses the most advanced technology available to ensure you receive the best possible results. He employs a technique called guided implant dentistry, which utilizes cone beam CT scans to provide extremely detailed 3D images of your teeth and jaw. This data helps Dr. Negru determine the optimal location for dental implant placement, improving the precision of your procedure and reducing recovery time.

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