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When you have lost a tooth or teeth, you have many options open to you. However, there is really only one option available that will look most natural and will be the most comfortable. This is a dental implant.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are metal posts that are surgically fused to your jawbone. Once they are set in place, your dentist will attach replacement teeth to the posts that have been installed. Implants can be a permanent solution to lost or missing teeth.

Why do Dental Implants Look Natural?

Before the replacement tooth is put into your mouth, it is matched with your remaining teeth. So, if you are just replacing one or two teeth, you may want to consider teeth whitening on your natural teeth before you get the color of your new teeth matched. If you like your existing teeth as-is, your new tooth or teeth will be matched in color as closely as possible, down to the shade, to your existing set of teeth.

This gives your dental implants a natural look while providing you with the practical means of keeping your mouth healthy.

What Makes Dental Implants the Best Option?

Dental implants are the best tooth replacement option for many reasons. First, they are a stable base for an artificial tooth or replacement teeth. They end the slipping and discomfort caused by dentures. They also feel very similar to natural teeth. Once the surgery is complete, you can care for dental implants just like you care for your natural teeth.

Another reason many our patients feel that dental implants are the best solution for missing teeth is that they protect existing healthy bone. This is a concern because, when you are missing teeth, your jawbone can begin to deteriorate. Dental implants fuse to the jaw and help prevent this deterioration.

Additionally, bridges and other dental procedures often depend upon your dentist shaving down your natural teeth to fit caps and other dental equipment. A dental implant does not need you to change the structure of your existing teeth in any way.

These are just a few of the many benefits of dental implants.

Can I get Dental Implants?

Not everyone is a candidate for a dental implant. Any patient who wants to get a dental implant must have the right bone density and have a strong immune system. Additionally, patients must be willing to undergo surgery and keep their mouths healthy during the healing process.

The best way to find out if you are a candidate for dental implants is to make an appointment here at 181 Dental and find out! Just click here to make an appointment. We look forward to seeing you at our Portland office!