Dental Implants: Why They Have Such a High Satisfaction Rate

Your path to a natural-looking, beautiful smile begins with Centerport Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry. If you’d like more infor

If you’re missing one tooth or many, you’re in good company. Approximately 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, and millions more have lost some or all of theirs. Dental implants are a natural-looking solution, making it easy to show off your smile. 

Patients who choose dental implants are highly satisfied with them for more than their appearance. That’s because dental implants offer many advantages over other tooth replacement options like dentures and bridges.

Portland, Oregon’s premier oral health care expert, Benjamin C. Wang, DMD, and the entire team at Centerport Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry, understand you want the best option for replacing missing teeth. We specialize in dental implants because of the many benefits they offer. 

Top reasons patients are so satisfied with dental implants:

There are six main reasons why dental implants have such a high satisfaction rate:

1. Dental implants work just like your own teeth

A dental implant looks and functions like a real tooth, largely due to its root and the crown that tops it. The root is made from biocompatible titanium, allowing the implant to fuse with your jawbone as you heal. It’s then topped with a natural-looking porcelain crown. This dynamic duo provides stability, form, and function that match your natural teeth, unlike bridges or dentures.

2. Dental implants offer the most versatility

With dental implants, your options are not limited. One, two, or many of your teeth can be replaced with crown-topped implants. If you prefer, we can also use the implant root structure to secure your removable dentures and bridges in place to help prevent problematic slipping and sliding. Check out our services page for more information on these options.

3. Dental implants keep your gums and remaining teeth healthy

Your natural teeth do more than chew food. They support each other and help keep neighboring teeth aligned. If you don’t replace missing teeth, the remaining teeth begin to move. The result? A crooked bite that alters your appearance and increases your risk of a tooth fracture while you chew.  

In addition, as your teeth move, your gums pull away from their proper position around your teeth, creating pouches and spaces where bacteria collect. As time passes, this can lead to tooth decay and gum disease, as it’s difficult to reach these areas with a brush and floss. Fortunately, dental implants allow your remaining natural teeth to stay healthy and strong and to help keep your gums healthy as long as you maintain proper oral hygiene.

4. Dental implants help your jaw stay strong

When missing teeth aren’t replaced, your jaw structure, which provides support for your teeth, becomes weakened and begins to shrink. With the loss of bone density in your jaw, the shape of your face changes, altering your appearance. Because dental implants fuse with your jawbone, bony and soft tissue support for your teeth and facial structure are stimulated, ensuring you stay looking like you!

5. Dental implants don’t require special care

Unlike dentures, which require soaking or removal for overnight cleaning, dental implants are cared for just like your natural teeth. Simply brush and floss your implants like you do natural teeth, and maintain routine dental exams. During regular office visits, our team checks on the health of your dental implants along with your gums and other oral structures.

6. Dental implants are a satisfying, cost-effective option that last a lifetime

Studies show long-term patient satisfaction with dental implants is higher than 90%, far exceeding those of other tooth-replacement options. What’s more? With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime, making them a more cost-effective solution than dentures or bridges.

Ready to learn more about dental implants?

At Centerport Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry, your oral health and satisfaction are our top priorities. Dr. Wang and our team understand the health benefits and cosmetic appeal dental implants provide for our patients. We know there’s no better solution for replacing missing teeth and restoring smiles than these implants.

Your path to a natural-looking, beautiful smile begins with Centerport Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry. If you’d like more information about dental implants, schedule a visit with Dr. Benjamin Wang today. Contact our office at (503) 751-2153.

 

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