Dental Implants Portland OR

Dental Implants Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.

Dental Implants Presentation

What Are Dental Implants?

A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the implant is made of titanium – the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, the surgeon first replaces the root with a small dental implant.

Time is allowed for bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth.  A support post (abutment) is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In many cases a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.

Are you ready to replace your missing tooth or teeth? Smile with confidence again and eat the foods you love!

Call Portland Office Phone Number 503-292-8824 with questions or to schedule your wisdom teeth removal consultation.

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“Don’t be afraid to Smile.”

For years I’d felt like a part of my body was missing — because my teeth were. My dentist told me that dental implants would make me feel and look a lot better. OK, I said. Now, I’m thrilled. I can smile, eat anything, and enjoy a good laugh with my friends.

Surgical Advances

Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Miller is able to place single stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them, but do require a minimum of twelve weeks of healing time before artificial teeth are placed. There are even situations where the implant can be placed at the same time as the tooth extraction – further minimizing your number of surgical procedures.

Dental implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist.  Dr. Miller performs the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary.  The restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process.

Call Portland Office Phone Number 503-292-8824 to schedule your dental implant consultation.

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From the minute you open the door, until you leave ... everyone if friendly and professional. I've had several procedures and am always comfortable and treated with TLC. Dr. Malmquist is excellent ... gentle and direct. Good job all!

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Previously, I had been a patient of Corporate Dentistry found in every small mall in America and have been paying the price of massive dental work ever since. Because of this history, I do not make references I do not 100% believe in. I am fortunate to have found Dr. Malmquist through references from a wonderful dentist that has helped me through the last ten years. I am now in my final steps to a healthy mouth (insert happy face). Recently, I have had bone grafts and am now in the process of three implants. Everything has gone better than expected and I am truly surprised how quickly I have healed. Dr. Malmquist offers you many options and the newest technology. I have, with complete confidence, recommend Dr. Malmquist to my son.

- Kate D

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Previously, I had been a patient of Corporate Dentistry found in every small mall in America, and have been paying the price of massive dental work ever since. Because of this history, I do not make references I do not 100% believe in. I found Dr Malmquist through reverences, that I very much trust, dentists that have helped me through the last ten years. I am now in my final steps to a healthy mouth (insert happy face). Recently, I have had bone grafts and am now in the process of three implants. Everything has gone better than expected and I am truly surprised how quickly I have healed. Dr. Malmquist offers you many options and the newest technology. I even had the confidence to recommend Dr. Malmquist my son.

- Kate D

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