Missing teeth can make you want to hide your smile. Whether they fell out from excessive tooth decay, periodontal disease, or injury, you don't have to debate about fixing the problem anymore. At Erickson Dental Care, Drs. Sten, Mart, and Rachel Erickson may recommend dental implants as a long-lasting result for tooth replacement for many reasons but primarily because they simulate a natural tooth. Patients often have questions about what dental implants do and how they work. If you live in the surrounding Grants Pass, OR, area, our staff will be waiting with a smile to take care of all your dental needs.
What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
- Improved speaking
- Better chewing and eating ability
- Enhanced oral health and hygiene
- Designed to be permanent
- Easy maintenance
Are There Different Types of Dental Implants?
In our Grants Pass office, we can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or support removable dentures with dental implants. Dental implants are typically made of titanium, and shaped like small screws. They are placed in the jawbone underneath the gumline.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
A dental implant will look and feel like a real tooth. After dental implant surgery is complete, the implant will begin to bond with the jawbone over the next several months. Once the implant has bonded, one of our doctors will place a crown that is custom-made to resemble your natural teeth. Dental implants serve the purpose of restoring your teeth back to their natural function, and to protect the jawbone volume, and density from diminishing. The result will be a boost in your confidence in addition to a healthier mouth from a smile that you want to show off.
If you are exploring tooth replacement options, look no further than dental implants as your permanent solution. If you live near our Grants Pass, OR, dental office, all of our professionals at Erickson Dental Care are pleased to walk you through the entire process. To learn more about dental implants and other services we provide, visit our website. To schedule your appointment with Drs. Sten, Mart, and Rachel Erickson, please call (541) 476-3419.