What is a dental implant?
Dental Implants are screws that are designed to replace the roots of missing teeth. Made of titanium, which has the unique ability to fuse with bone, they are just as strong as natural teeth, and they can last a lifetime. A natural-looking crown tops off the implant and provides a lifetime of eating, laughing and talking without restriction.
Do dental implants hurt?
No! The area is completely numb throughout the surgery, and any post-op soreness is usually controlled adequately with over-the-counter medications.
Dentures and Bone Loss
In addition to providing a better fit, function and feel, dental implants are also a better option than dentures and bridges because they keep the jawbone healthy. Without regular stimulation, the jawbone rapidly deteriorates. Dental implants provide the stimulation that is needed for the jawbone to remain healthy.
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Eat and chew anything
- Protect the jaw
- Look and feel just like natural teeth
- Can last a lifetime
- Are permanent (they don’t slip or fall out)
- and more…
Dental Implants Cost
It’s true that dental implants cost more upfront than dentures and bridges. However, it’s important to keep in mind that while dentures and bridges require regular replacement and maintenance, dental implants do not. So while the upfront cost is more, the gap in cost lessens over time. In addition to that, dental implants are a great investment in your health as they allow for a wide, varied diet and protect the jawbone for life.
Full Arch Replacements
For patients who are missing many teeth, we offer full arch replacements. During this amazing and popular procedure, we fix a permanent denture to just four implants that are placed in the jaw. You get to go home the same day as surgery with fully functioning teeth!
For more information about Dental Implants or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Geisler, contact our friendly Lake Oswego staff today. We look forward to meeting you!Schedule An Appointment New Patient Registration Forms
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Thank you for your wonderful treatment! It made me begin to like dentists again!
- Jeanne D
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Thanks again for the lovely time I had at your "spa". I felt so pampered, so special! I thought the ice cream was great but the roses-- over the top!!! Oh, and the part about my tooth, that was good too.
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Thank you so much for your kind service and all the special care you gave me during my procedure. The ice cream, tea and flowers were a special touch. I give you all an A+!!
- Betty H
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I cannot express how touched I was by your generosity in making my implant affordable. As someone who is self-employed (as you are), I must depend upon my relationship with my clients. I can understand why you experience success because you truly care for your patients!
- Barbara F
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Thank you for the lovely flowers and especially for your kind care of my complicated case! I particularly appreciated that you provided a post-procedure medication plan that was workable, so I wouldn't be sick to my stomach! Many thanks and warmest appreciation!
- Linda H