Dental implants make an ideal option for patients who have lost teeth due to injury, periodontal disease, or other forms of oral trauma. As a premier West Linn dentist, Dugger Dentistry is proud to offer the best dental implants West Linn has to offer to our patients.
A titanium “root” is placed into the jaw bone and allowed to heal three to four months. After the new “root” has integrated, an artificial tooth (dental crown) is affixed.
An implant is like a universal anchor that can be restored or used in many ways. First, it can be a single implant crown that brushes and flosses like a normal tooth. They can be connected to make a fixed bridge to replace multiple teeth. If you are missing all your teeth, two or four implants can be placed with attachments to help secure your denture. With four to six implants, we can replace the entire arch of teeth with the ALL-on-FOUR™ treatment concept that allows your teeth to be extracted and replaced with a temporary screwed-in denture the day of surgery.
Are Dental Implants Right for You?
The best dental implant patients are those who enjoy good oral and general health. Sufficient bone structure along the jaw is required to support the implant, and patients should ideally have healthy gum tissue that’s free of periodontal disease. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Dugger today to see if dental implants are right for you.