Dental Implant Consultation
Serving Portland and Hawthorne
The Dental Implant Procedure
With dental implants for most people oral health problems will be an issue of the past. You have made an important decision that can restore your smile and give you tremendous self-satisfaction. Heritage Dental has been extremely successful in helping people in the Portland OR and Vancouver WA areas achieve their oral health goals. For many potential clients, the entire dental implant consultation procedure can be completed in just a few hours. We have the expertise to deliver the industry’s highest quality dental implants possible. This is something that can only be achieved through decades of experience working in the dental implants field.
Now that you have decided to drastically change your life, you are probably wondering what is next and what you can expect. This page will take you step by step through the dental implant procedure process, which should answer most of the questions you may have. For additional information, or to make an appointment today, contact us directly by phone, and you can always reach us through our website.
Free Dental Implant Consultation
During this consultation we will discuss the status of your oral health, oral health goals, medical history, and our convenient payment options. We will also propose our recommendations for your particular situation, as our mission is to provide you with highly personalized care to give you a smile that suits the individual you are. Additionally, we will conduct digital imaging to further our understanding of your case in order to provide the most comprehensive and accurate evaluation possible.
Complete Dental Examination
Before the dental implant procedure can take place, we will perform a thorough dental examination. The purpose of this examination is to inspect the areas of the mouth where the implants will be placed. We will begin with a 3D CT scan that maps your mouth, and plans the entire procedure. This state of the art technology is extremely accurate and is designed to ensure the most personalized dental experience available. This process also includes discerning the condition and density of your jawbone which is important as the bone in the jaw is the main support for the implant. In the case that you do not have enough bone to support dental implants, we may suggest additional procedures to enhance the jawbone to create the most ideal conditions for the procedure. We will also create impressions of your teeth, to ensure that your new teeth fit your face seamlessly.
Dental Implant Procedure
Today is the day you have been waiting for, and we understand you may be feeling a myriad of emotions. Be rest assured that you are in the hands of experts who know exactly what to do. All you need to do is show up, and prepare yourself for your new smile. When you arrive for your procedure, we will administer an anesthetic to ensure you feel no pain, the extent of your desired anesthesia will be discussed during your first consultation. We have years of experience with dental implants, and have helped many people in the Portland Oregon area restore their smile. Once you are comfortable, we will perform any necessary tooth extractions. After tooth extractions have been conducted, the implants will be inserted into the jaw bone. Most times same day dental prosthetics can be used at this point.
Contrary to popular belief, the dental implant procedure and permanent teeth cannot be performed in one day. In almost all cases, we will insert the implants into your jaw bone then wait a predetermined amount of time to allow the bone to heal around the implant, and swelling to reduce before placing the permanent teeth. We will provide you with temporary, sometimes referred to as immediate or same day implants/dentures while the bone heals.
Dental Implant Follow Up and Maintenance
Now that your oral health has been restored, it is crucial that you maintain it. It is imperative that you brush and floss daily, and keep up with regular cleanings. With concerted care and attention, your new smile will last for life.
Dental Implants Portland Oregon
Heritage Dental located in SE Portland on Hawthorne Blvd have years of experience in cosmetic dentistry and dental implants. Call us today and schedule your free dental implant consultation.