Dental Implants

For patients who feel self-conscious about the appearance of their smile due to missing teeth or wearing dentures, dental implants in West Linn offer an affordable and highly effective option for restoring their oral health. Dental implants make an ideal choice for replacing one or more missing teeth, or to provide a base to support dentures of a dental bridge. Implants offers improved stability, comfort and support, making them ideal for helping to restore a patient’s ability to eat, drink and smile with confidence.

If renewed confidence the health and appearance of your smile wasn’t a compelling enough reason to schedule your dental implant consultation with Dr. Willis, we’re currently offering $500 Off on Dental Implants Treatments. Get the healthier, better looking smile you’ve been wanting at a remarkable price by taking advantage of this limited time offer.

What is a dental implant?

Implants act as anchors that support the placement of a dental crown or help to provide structural support for restoration devices like bridges and dentures. While they look like a screw or cylinder, they serve the role as an artificial replacement for natural tooth roots damaged by dental decay, injury or disease.

Dental implants are typically made of titanium and other types of metals that are well-suited for the human body. Implants are placed directly into the jawbone by Dr. Willis, where they will fuse with the jaw over time. Once the implant has become fully assimilated, they act and function just like the natural roots of a tooth.

Dental implants can help to restore a patient’s ability to eat, drink and smile just like before they lost a tooth. They can also help to fill out a face that could otherwise appear sunken or hollow due to missing teeth. Unlike dentures, dental implants and the crowns that cap them cannot be removed for overnight cleaning. This makes it especially important that patients practice quality oral hygiene at home in order to keep their implant healthy and functioning properly.

The Dental Implant Process

Placing a dental implant typically takes multiple appointments with our team at Willis Dental. During each stage of the implant placement process, Dr. Willis will provide you with the support and care needed to ensure your comfort always remain our top priority.

During your appointment, Dr. Willis will surgically place the implant into the jaw. The top of the implant will rise slightly above the top of the jawbone. A screw is then inserted into the implant to prevent any gum tissue or food debris from entering the cavity.

Dr. Willis will then pull the surrounding gum tissue over the implant to begin the healing process. The implant will remain covered for between three to six months while it begins fusing with the jawbone during a processes known as osseointegration. Osseointegration means “combines with bone” and takes time to complete. Some patients may need to wait until the implant completely assimilates to the jawbone before a crown can be placed.

Following the surgery, you may experience some tenderness and swelling. Dr. Willis will provide instruction and any necessary medication to help manage any discomfort you may experience over the next few days. Patients are encouraged to eat soft foods, cold foods and warm soup during this initial healing process.

During your follow up dental implants in West Linn appointment, Dr. Willis will uncover the implant and attach an extension – referred to as a post – to the implant. The gum tissue is then given time to heal around the post. Once healed, the implant and post will serve as the foundation for your new tooth.

Finally, the time has come for the placement of your new artificial tooth/teeth. For replacement of a single tooth, Dr. Willis will fabricate a new tooth, called a dental crown.  Dr. Willis will base the crown on your previous tooth, so it will perfectly fit into your smile and blend seamlessly into your smile.

Patients replacing more than one tooth will receive a custom-made bridge or dentures made to perfectly fit their mouths and implants.

That’s it. You can now enjoy the benefits of a healthier, better looking smile you can have confidence in.

Receive $500 Off on Dental Implants in West Linn

To make it easier and more affordable than ever for our patients to a smile they can have confidence in flashing, we’re currently offer $500 off on the placement of a dental implant.

Why wait any longer to get the healthier, better looking smile you’ve been dreaming of? Contact our office today to schedule your dental implant consultation with Dr. Willis and take advantage of getting $500 off on the cost of your treatment.

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