Dental Implants in Bend, Oregon
A dental implant is an option to replace a missing tooth. This area of dentistry has seen the most advancement in technology in recent years. In this procedure, a dental surgeon places a special “screw” into the jawbone and it is allowed to set. The bone grows around the implant forming a tight connection. Additionally, the implant slows bone loss that normally occurs when a tooth has to be removed. Once the implant is firmly set, a crown is placed upon it to act just like a natural tooth. Implants can also be used to support a fixed bridge or as anchors for a complete denture.
Many factors must be considered before placing implants, but once in place they can serve a lifetime. We team with all of the various dental surgeons locally to discuss and plan the best course for the specific location and use of the implant.