Dental implants serve as effective solutions for replacing missing teeth by replicating both the root and crown of a natural tooth. Comprising two essential components — the implant post and the implant restoration — this procedure ensures a stable and functional replacement.
The implant post, inserted through a surgical procedure into the jawbone, acts as an artificial root. This integration with the bone provides a strong foundation for the replacement tooth and stimulates the surrounding bone tissue to maintain its health long-term. On the other hand, the implant restoration encompasses the visible part of the tooth, resembling a crown, bridge or denture, depending on your specific needs and how many teeth are being replaced.
Initiating the implant process involves an implant placement surgery, followed by a healing period allowing the post to fuse with the jawbone. Dr. Kristy Lin will then collaborate with you to design a customized restoration fitting your requirements. This restoration finalizes the treatment by securely capping the implant post.
Maintenance is crucial to ensure the longevity and functionality of dental implants. Regular brushing, flossing and routine visits to our dentist are essential to keep them stable and prevent complications.
Candidates for implant dentistry encompass anyone with missing teeth and healthy teeth and gums. For those with pre-existing oral conditions like gum disease or tooth decay, addressing these issues precedes the implant procedure.
If you are interested in learning more about implant dentistry in Aloha, Oregon, or want to schedule a consultation with our experienced dentist, contact Maxus Dental at 503-334-0930. We are dedicated to assisting you in achieving a healthy and confident smile.