Tooth loss is a serious event that has a significant impact on every aspect of your life. Even losing just one tooth has major consequences. One of the most obvious effects of tooth loss is the impact the event has on the quality of your smile. Simple functions like eating and speaking become more difficult. Below the gums, tooth loss also affects the health of your jawbone. Without your teeth, the bone begins to grow weak and change shape, which can then lead to other issues. Replacing your missing teeth is essential for restoring your oral health and the quality of your smile.
West End Dental can help with dental implants. Dr. Krippaehne was initially trained in implant surgery at UTHSC San Antonio. He was the first resident in the General Practice program to be trained. He has since participated in many implant related courses including an American Association of Implant Dentistry MaxiCourse® and continues to participate in the Oregon Academy of General Dentistry Advanced Implant Study Club. As the field continues to evolve, so has Dr. Krippaehne. 3D imaging is employed preoperatively for implant placement planning. In more complex cases, through the combined use of 3D imaging and digital optical scanning, surgical guides are created to ensure precise positioning of the implants.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a modern solution for tooth loss, providing an alternative to bridges and dentures. While they are the latest option, they are also the most popular. Dental implants consist of three major parts.
Treatment for a Variety of Situations
Dental implants are a very versatile treatment and can be used whether you have lost just one tooth, you are missing several teeth, or you have lost all of your teeth. There are dental implants to meet just about every need.
Teeth in a day implies that teeth are removed, implants surgically placed and a prosthesis placed all in the same day. There are several appointments before “the big day” to be able to provide that type of treatment. Also, there are other appointments to create the final prosthesis after the implants have fully healed in the jaw bone. The goal of this procedure is providing patients with the appearance such that they leave the office with the appearance that they have teeth the same day they have had all the other remaining teeth removed.
What Benefits Do Dental Implants Offer?
Dental implants offer an immense number of benefits. They can replace missing teeth without involving other adjacent, otherwise healthy teeth.
Drawbacks to Dental Implants
While dental implants offer a vast number of benefits, they do have a few drawbacks as well.
When you lose teeth, whether it is just one tooth or many teeth, replacing those teeth can be essential. Call West End Dental today to schedule your consultation and find out if dental implants are right for you at (503) 446-2957.
WE TREAT OUR PATIENTS WITH RESPECTWe believe in educating patients about their treatment options and listening to their questions and concerns.
WE BELIEVE IN HEALTHY TEETH FIRSTWe focus on prevention so that you keep your smile healthy. We provide excellent comfortable care for all procedures.