It’s not easy adjusting to missing teeth. Tooth loss can affect so many aspects of your life — your looks, oral health, diet, as well as your confidence and self-esteem. Fortunately, there are many solutions to missing teeth, one of which is dental implants. Dental implants provide you with a permanent means of replacing lost teeth. At Distinctive Dentistry in Eugene, Oregon, we offer high-quality dental implants to replace your missing teeth for life.
Unlike removable dentures or bridges, dental implants are fixed, permanent structures that replace missing teeth. These structures are composed of three parts: a titanium implant post that acts as a tooth root, a prosthetic restoration (crown) that acts as your tooth, and an abutment that connects the implant post to the restoration.
The dental implant process may take up to six months or longer to complete. The first step entails anesthetizing the area and embedding the implant in your jawbone, after which it will fuse with the bone through a process called osseointegration — this may take up to six months for completion. Once the implant heals, we’ll attach an abutment and finally the crown, giving you a new tooth. Drs. Robert Gemmell and Ty Jaros will customize your implant(s) to fit perfectly in your mouth and match surrounding teeth. If the tooth that we are replacing is visible when you smile, we have multiple customized options that will keep your smile looking natural and aesthetically pleasing while your implant heals.
In addition to offering a permanent solution for tooth replacement, implants are a great way to restore the beauty, function, and health of your teeth. They look and function like natural teeth, so there are no restrictions on what you can eat. The implant replaces your tooth root to prevent bone loss and keep your jaw from losing vital bone structure. Implants are designed to fill in the gaps left by lost teeth without overcrowding surrounding teeth. They require about the same maintenance and care as your natural teeth such as routine brushing, flossing, and dental cleaning.
If you choose dental implants to replace missing teeth, you can look forward to:
After a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, and jawbone, Drs. Robert Gemmell and Ty Jaros will determine if dental implants are a good option for you. At this time, Drs. Gemmell and Jaros will go over your procedure and answer any questions you may have so you’ll know what to expect from this treatment.
Under normal circumstances, we recommend that our patients undergo dental implant treatment within six months of losing a tooth or teeth to avoid complications that may arise with bone loss. Acting quickly can facilitate your treatment and improve your chances of a successful implant procedure.
At Distinctive Dentistry in Eugene, OR, we specialize in dental implant procedures. Working with experienced dentists like Drs. Robert Gemmell and Ty Jaros will ensure you get the best possible results from your treatment. To schedule a consultation for dental implant treatment, contact Distinctive Dentistry today at (541) 255-1287.
Dr. Robert Gemmell
Dr. Ty Jaros
Distinctive Dentistry has provided personalized dental care and healthy smiles for over 25 years in Eugene, OR, and the surrounding areas.
Dr. Robert Gemmell received his DMD from Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland. He is a current member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the Oregon Dental Association, and the American Dental Association.
Dr. Ty Jaros received his BS from Seattle University and his DDS from the University of Washington. He is a current member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and Oregon Dental Association. Dr Jaros is also a SureSmile Aligners Certified Provider.