Dental Implants


Tooth loss is a serious issue that needs to be addressed right away. When you are missing teeth, it is essential that they are replaced. Replacing missing teeth helps to restore the functions of those teeth while also restoring the quality of your smile and your quality of life. At Sunnyside Dentistry, we can provide effective tooth replacement with dental implants.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a modern alternative to traditional bridges and dentures. This unique treatment involves a surgical procedure during which small titanium posts are placed into your jawbone. As you heal from surgery, the bone fuses to the posts. This process, called osseointegration, stabilizes the posts within your jaw. They essentially become replacement roots that are then used to provide support for the dental restorations that serve as replacement teeth.


Meeting an Array of Needs

Dental implants are an incredibly versatile treatment that can be used to meet some different replacement needs.
•  Single tooth implants. A single tooth implant involves the use of a single post and a single crown to replace an individual tooth.
•  Multiple tooth implants. A multiple tooth implant, also called an implant supported bridge, replaces two or more consecutive missing teeth.
•  Full arch replacement. A full arch replacement is used to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. This treatment typically involves the use of 6 to 8 implant posts to support an entire arch of replacement teeth.
•  All on 4. The All on four treatment is a type of full arch replacement that provides an effective replacement for those who have lost too much bone mass to support the 6 to 8 posts necessary for a typical full arch replacement. This treatment uses only four posts strategically implanted to provide your teeth with support and stability.

The Benefits of Implants

Dental implants provide several significant benefits.
•  Implants provide a perfectly natural restoration. The ceramic crowns that replace the visible surfaces of your missing teeth look exactly like real teeth.
•  Your new teeth feel and function exactly like your real teeth. You can eat all of your favorite foods, and your speech is perfectly restored without having to relearn to talk.
•  Implants are comfortable. Your new teeth are supported by the implant posts rather than your gums or adjacent teeth.
•  You can brush and floss your dental implants just like your natural teeth.
•  The posts that replace the roots of your teeth provide your jaw with stimulation. This helps to stop and prevent bone loss, keeping the jaws strong and healthy.

Are There Any Downsides to Implants?

While dental implants do provide several significant advantages, there are a few disadvantages that need to be taken into consideration.
•  Implants require surgery.
•  With surgery, there is a recovery period, which could last several weeks to several months.
•  Dental implants tend to cost more than traditional treatments.
•  Without enough bone mass, a bone graft may be required. This adds surgery as well as additional costs to the procedure.

Am I a Candidate?

Before undergoing implant surgery, a consultation is needed to determine your candidacy. We go over your medical history and your lifestyle habits. We also perform a thorough oral examination. We look over your mouth and take images to assess the condition of your jaw. Once we have determined that you are a candidate for implant surgery, we then formulate a treatment plan that will provide you with the best possible results. Read more about whether you might be a dental implant candidate.

If you are missing teeth, dental implants may be the solution you need. For more information, and to schedule your consultation, call Sunnyside Dentistry at (503) 451-5104 today.

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PHONE
(503) 451-5104

EMAIL
office@hikadedental.com

LOCATION
14210 SE Sunnyside Rd Ste 200
Clackamas, OR 97015


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