Dental implants are a natural-looking, permanent option for replacing one or more missing teeth. One of the benefits of dental implants is that, unlike dental bridges and other alternatives, they do not require any adjustments or alterations to the remaining teeth.
The entire dental implant process usually lasts over several months. First, the dental implant itself is surgically inserted into the jawbone. The implant is a screw or post, generally made of titanium, that replaces the root of the missing tooth. If needed, multiple dental implants can be placed at once. We then allow your smile to heal for about 3-6 months. During this time, the jawbone will begin to bond with the titanium implant in a process known as osseointegration. If you would like, we can install a temporary crown during this healing period so you can speak and eat as usual and maintain a full smile.
After this healing period, our experienced dentists at Washington Square Dental will place the dental implant restoration, which is attached to the implant through the use of an attachment called an abutment. A dental implant may be a dental crown, bridge, or full or partial denture. This completes your smile, and within a few months, your dental implant will feel like one of your natural teeth. For more information on dental implants in Tigard, OR, we invite you to contact us today. Dr. Rashidi, and our team look forward to restoring your beautiful, healthy smile.