The process of replacing missing teeth is a very stressful one. At Holub Dentistry of Eugene, Oregon, we understand that which is why it is our top priority to make you feel at ease when you come in for a dental implant procedure. We do this by providing both the relevant information you need to make the right decision for yourself and high quality care if you decide to have the procedure. Whether you require one or more teeth replaced or just want to determine if implants are the right choice for you, Holub Dentistry can help.
Dental implants are artificial roots of teeth made of titanium that are surgically placed into the jawbone where a tooth or teeth are missing. A dental implant is a fixed solution that stabilizes crowns, bridges, and dentures. Effective, safe and durable, implants help maintain proper bone levels while appearing and feeling like natural teeth.
Reasons for Dental Implants:
- Replacing one or more missing teeth
- Support for dentures
- Restores bite, speech and chewing ability
Dental Implant Procedure
After our doctors have decided you are a good dental implant candidate by evaluating your bone, gums, spacing and general health, the dental implant procedure typically requires multiple appointments. Make sure to tell your dentist about any medical conditions you have, any medications you take or if you are a smoker.
During the procedure, the implant site will be anesthetized and a surgical guide is often used to indicate where the implant will be positioned. The implant is then placed and integrated into the jawbone. Then, the bone will heal and fuse with the implant. Once this is complete, the final stage of the implant procedure is the delivery of your crown or denture which will be securely attached to the implant providing function and longevity.
Dental implants work and feel like normal teeth and require the same care. Regular flossing and brushing in addition to regular appointments with your dentist are necessary to ensure the success of the implants.
Mini Dental Implants
At Holub Dentistry, we specialize in mini dental implants. As their name suggests, mini dental implants are smaller versions of conventional implants. Due to their smaller size, the process of receiving mini implants is much easier and usually quicker than conventional implants.
Dr. Holub specializes in small diameter, mini dental implants and is a member of the International Academy of Mini Dental Implants (IAMDI).
Benefits of Mini Implants
- Simple Non-surgical procedure
- Attractive results
- Quicker and easier procedure than conventional implants
- Cost less than regular implants
- Preservation of facial bone structure
- Effectively holds dentures or crowns & bridges in place
- Can be placed in narrow ridges
- FDA approved
Holub Dentistry of Eugene, Oregon can cover all of your dental implant needs. Please call us to set up an appointment to discuss the options that lay before you for replacing missing teeth.