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Dental Implant FAQ
Portland, OR

Older man looking at his new dental implants from Elliott Dentistry in Portland, ORGetting dental implants as replacements for your missing teeth is a great tooth restoration option. You may have questions you would like answered before you decide if you want to get dental implants, as it is a big decision and involves oral surgery. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about dental implants that we receive here at Elliott Dentistry.

What Is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a tiny and lightweight prosthesis that is used to replace a lost tooth. Actually, it is the part that is placed into the jawbone to act as a tooth root. It is usually a titanium post that is biocompatible. Although the whole replacement from the post to the dental crown it receives is often referred to as a dental implant, the implant itself is the post that goes into the jawbone.

Who Is Eligible to Receive Dental Implants?

Our professionals will assess your general health and the condition of your oral health. Many factors come together to qualify a patient for dental implants, but adequate bone density always sits high on the list. Our professionals will also see if you have any underlying medical conditions. Pregnant women may not readily receive dental implants along with other patients with chronic health issues.

Do Dental Implants Hurt?

The procedure for getting a dental implant placed is considered oral surgery and is performed with the patient under local anesthesia for a comfortable and painless experience. Your mouth may be sore after the procedure, but we will direct you on pain relief and aftercare.

How Long Does it Take to Get Dental Implants?

The entire procedure may require a few appointments, but the healing period following the placement of the implant may take between two to six months. These healing periods may be faster or slower, depending on the patient. Also, the location of an implant contributes to the rate at which your mouth heals.

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Of all of the dental restoration options, dental implants boast of lasting a lifetime. While they only require minimal care, dental implants are durable. Their durability allows you to eat whatever you like without any worries.

At What Age Can I Get Dental Implants?

Dental implants are not suitable for young and growing youths. At this age, their jawbones are still forming. Grown adults do not have an age limitation for receiving dental implants. You can never be too old to replace your lost teeth and enjoy renewed oral abilities.

How Do I Know What Type of Implant I Need?

Different implant solutions cover single missing teeth to an entire row of missing teeth. If you have multiple missing teeth, there are many suitable implant options for you - multiple dental implants, All on 4 dental implants, or implant supported bridges. We can let you know which type of implant will be best for your needs.

Speak to our experts at Elliott Dentistry today, by calling us at 971-274-4360 to schedule your private consultation.

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Dental Implant FAQ Portland OR
Discover everything you need to know about dental implants at Elliot Dentistry in Portland, OR. Explore our Dental Implant FAQ for detailed answers and insights today!
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