If you want to permanently restore a missing tooth, then come to Cowles Dental Care so Dr. Lee J. Cowles, DMD can provide dental implants. These restorations function like a natural tooth, having a post placed in the jaw bone like a tooth root with a crown sitting above the gum line. Call us at 503-255-1506 if you want to learn more about dental implants in the Portland and Vancouver area.
Dental implants are permanent, stable tooth replacements that can be used to replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth, or all of the teeth. The dental implant post, made of titanium, is placed in the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. This replaces the missing tooth root and ensures that your dental restoration is stable. 80% of implants are placed with simple dental anesthetics. A period of three to six months healing is required to allow the bone to begin to bond with the titanium post, and often the patient wears a temporary “tooth” in the mean time. Following this healing period, our dentist will place a beautiful crown/cap, bridge, or denture which fits on top of the titanium implant. Depending on which teeth are missing and your personal dental needs, your final restoration might be a dental crown, dental bridge, complete denture, or partial denture. Each dental implant restoration is custom made to fit your smile comfortably and aesthetically.
Replacing a missing tooth can restore your smile to optimal health, function, and appearance. A dental implant is a great option for restoring your smile because the implant is designed to look, function, and feel just like your natural teeth, and with proper care, it can last a lifetime. For more information about the benefits of implant dentistry, and to schedule your implant consultation, please call or visit us soon.