When you bite into a juicy piece of meat, do you have trouble chewing it? Not being able to enjoy the foods you love can have a negative effect on your quality of life. You may feel as though you are missing out on many of the things you enjoy. From popcorn to apples and even whole foods that don’t have to be chopped into tiny pieces – when you are missing teeth, it can become uncomfortable or painful to chew your food.
What Can Dental Implants Do for Me?
Dental implants can help you chew your food and provide you with the beautiful smile you have always wanted. In fact, implants restore your chewing abilities to almost the same level as your natural, healthy teeth!
Implants are made from small titanium posts that are placed into your jawbone and permanently fuse to it in just a few months. You must have enough bone mass in your jaw to ensure that the implants can be placed. If you do not, we can look at procedures to restore your bone or provide recommendations for other tooth replacements.
After the implants are in place and the bone is healed, the titanium posts will act as anchors for crowns to be affixed to the top.
Types of Dental Implants We Offer
- Traditional (single or multiple)
- All on 4
- All on 6
- Mini implants
- Immediate implants after extractions
What Can Dentures Do for Me?
If you are unable to have dental implants or if you prefer dentures over implants, you will enjoy the benefits they offer. Pioneer Dental Group offers temporary, full, and partial denture options to ensure that you can have the full smile you desire.
Partial dentures are ideal for anyone who still has some of their remaining permanent teeth, while full dentures are used to replace all the teeth in your mouth.
Implant-Supported and Implant-Retained Dentures
Dr. Pioch is proud to be able to offer both implant-supported and implant-retained dentures in our office. These options are for those who want the security of implants but without individual crowns.
The procedure will include posts being placed into your jawbone, but instead of crowns being affixed on top, dentures are secured to the implants instead. You’ll never need to bother with messy adhesives or slippery dentures again!
Dental Bridges Are Another Option
If you are missing one tooth or a series of teeth but aren’t looking to have implants or dentures, a dental bridge is a great alternative. The bridge is made up of a series of crowns to replace your missing teeth. The bridge is anchored in place using surrounding permanent teeth that are healthy and in good shape.
Schedule Your Dental Appointment Now
If you are interested in tooth replacement options in Oregon City and want to chew your food without worrying again, call Pioneer Dental Group today at (503) 305-5051 to schedule your appointment. If you are in a rush, you can fill out our online appointment form, and one of our friendly team members will give you a call shortly to arrange a good day and time for you to come into our office.