Dental Implants Portland OR
If you are interested in getting dental implants, you may have many questions. Our team and dentists here at Hunter Dental Care is always ready to provide you with answers and talk to you about the procedure and what all is involved with dental implants.
Who Can Get Dental Implants?
Many of our patients are good candidates for dental implants. Anyone from teens to our older patients can make use of this method of replacing lost teeth. However, you do need to be in good health. If you have been suffering from gum disease, we will need to treat that condition first. In some cases, we may also need to do a bone grafting procedure to build up your jawbone. If you have lost too much mass in the jaw, it will not be able to support the titanium posts used in implants.
Are Dental Implants Expensive?
The cost of dental implants has decreased as new dental technology has made the procedure more affordable. In some cases, dental insurance may also cover implants. However, most insurance does not. You will need to look at dental insurance policies that cover cosmetic procedures since many insurance companies classify implants as such. However, even if your insurance does not, there are financing options to help you cover the costs. To learn what your dental insurance policy covers, you will need to contact your provider.
Should I Get Implants, Dentures, or a Bridge?
Both implants and dentures serve the same purpose: they replace lost teeth. However, implants have a number of benefits over dentures or dental bridges. You do not have to remove them. To clean them, you brush and floss as you normally would. Implants are permanent and are very durable, so many people do see them as the better option.
Can I get an Implant to Replace One Missing Tooth?
Implants can be used to replace a single tooth, several teeth in a row, or even all of your teeth. The All-on-4® Treatment Concept is an implant option that allows us to easily place implants for all of your top or bottom teeth using only four titanium posts for each set.
How Long Does it Take to Get Dental Implants?
The amount of time it takes to place dental implants depends on a few factors. If you require bone grafting to build up the mass in your jaw, that procedure will need to be done first. It can take several months for the grafted bone to fuse properly. Once that has occurred, we can place the titanium posts. For some, those posts will need to be placed and integrated into the bone before we can put your permanent crowns on. In other instances, we may be able to do same-day dental implants. It all depends on your unique oral health conditions and other factors.
Want to know if you are a good candidate for dental implants or have more questions about the procedure? Give Hunter Dental Care a call at (503) 256-3737 to schedule a consultation.
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