Dental Implants: All You Need to Know

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Having a missing tooth can be quite inconvenient as well as troublesome. This is because it takes the beauty away from the smile, makes it hard to eat and talk, and reduces your self-confidence. This is why you should consider replacing your missing tooth right away. Fortunately, you can do so with a dental implant!

To help you know a little more about dental implants in Grants Pass, Oregon, Dr. Ryan Bailey and our dental team are happy to share some facts.

A dental implant consists of a titanium post, an abutment, and a dental crown. It successfully replaces your tooth as well as its roots. At the beginning of treatment, Dr. Ryan Bailey will insert the titanium post into your jawbone. The bone will then heal around the post. At this point, your dentist will attach an abutment to the post. Then, they will create a customized dental crown and will cement it over the abutment. This will give you a fully functional replacement tooth.

A dental implant can be extremely beneficial for you and your smile. It can improve your appearance, advance your speech, boost your confidence, help you chew, elevate your oral health, and help you love your smile. It is also very reliable because it is sturdy and permanent.

A dental implant is also easy to take care of. You just need to care for it like you do your other teeth. So, make sure to brush it every morning and night, floss it once a day, and visit Dr. Ryan Bailey every six months.

To learn more about dental implants or about your other tooth-replacement options, please contact our office at your earliest convenience. When you dial 541-479-5505, our dental team at Open Door Family Dentistry will be excited to hear from and help you!