Dental implants are the closest option to a natural tooth that is available in dentistry today. A dental implant looks, feels and functions like a natural tooth. The implant itself is about the same size and shape as the root of a tooth. The titanium implant is placed and allowed to fully heal into the bone before the replacement teeth are attached to the implant. A restoration is then placed on the implant to replicate the crown (top) of the tooth. Patients are given temporary teeth during the healing process.
Dental implants are also placed to support a fixed bridge, fixed denture or removable denture when more than one tooth is lost.
Dr. Sandra Bennett has advanced training in the placement and restoration of dental implants. All phases of the treatment are completed right here in our comfortable Gresham dental office, including the implant surgery.
Every patient is different and may or may not be a candidate for dental implants. Dr. Bennett would complete a thorough examination to determine the best option for you. The dental implant cost also varies depending on the different situations and needs of the individual. In general, a single tooth implant is comparable to the cost of a fixed bridge (replacing one tooth).