Dental Implants – Hillsboro, OR
Regain a Beautiful, Lasting Smile with Dental Implants
If you’re ashamed of your smile because of missing teeth, you’re not alone. Most American adults exhibiting signs of advanced gum disease experience tooth loss. Other reasons for missing teeth include traumas, extractions, and severe decay. At the office of Drs. Brandon and Malinda Kearbey, we recommend dental implants. This revolutionary treatment is truly in a class of its own when it comes to replacing missing teeth. To schedule a consultation with your implant dentist in Hillsboro, contact us today.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Compared to traditional solutions to tooth loss, dental implants offer countless benefits. Here are just a few reasons why thousands of patients nationwide improve their smiles with implants every year:
- Implants restore your full chewing power so that you can enjoy your favorite chewy or crunchy foods again
- They prevent your adjacent teeth from drifting out of place
- The titanium posts stimulate jawbone growth, preventing bone loss and keeping your face looking young and vibrant
- With proper aftercare and regular dental checkups, your dental implants in Hillsboro can last for several decades
- Each implant and restoration are custom-made to blend in with your natural pearly whites and resemble the teeth you were born with
Indications for Dental Implants
How many teeth have you lost? No matter the answer, dental implants can provide the solution. During your consultation with one of our dentists, they’ll go over your implant and restoration options, which include:
Missing Single Tooth
For a single gap in your grin, the traditional choice is to file down the teeth on either end to support a dental bridge, sacrificing healthy enamel and placing undue stress on two natural teeth. Instead, a single implant post can be placed in the gap and restored with a lifelike dental crown.
Missing Multiple Teeth
If you have several missing teeth in a row, just two implants can be inserted at the ends of the empty space. Then, a dental bridge can be anchored onto these posts, supporting up to three consecutive prosthetic teeth. This provides a healthier and more cost-effective alternative to traditional bridges.
Missing All Teeth
You can still receive dental implants even if you’re missing most or all of your original teeth. Instead of replacing each individual tooth with an implant, four to six implants are placed at certain angles to maximize your available jawbone density. These implants can provide enough support for a full denture, without the embarrassing slippage that often comes with traditional dentures.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
Because no two dental implant journeys are exactly alike, neither are any two costs of implant treatment. Factors that influence the final price include how many teeth you’re replacing, the kind of restoration used, and whether you’ll need any preliminary treatments like a bone graft or gum disease therapy. At your consultation, our team will go over all the pricing information so you can have an idea of what you’ll be expected to pay for your new teeth.
Keep in mind that while dental implants may have a higher initial cost, they can actually save you money in the long term. They can easily last 30+ years with proper maintenance. Other options, like bridges and dentures, must be replaced every decade or so. Over the years, the cost of these retreatments can exceed the amount you initially paid for implants. Not to mention, implants offer the most oral health benefits and look and feel more lifelike than any other solution available.
Dr. Brandon Kearbey and Dr. Malinda Kearbey provide family, cosmetic, restorative, and sedation dentistry to Hillsboro. They understand the special needs and expectations of families and professionals. The Dentists at Orenco Station also serve the communities of Forest Grove, Beaverton, Cornelius, and Rock Creek. We invite you to make your appointment now!