PERIODONTAL PLASTIC SURGERY & ORAL IMPLANTOLOGY
PERIODONTAL PLASTIC SURGERY & ORAL IMPLANTOLOGY
portland implant center
 
 

A dental implant is essentially a surgically placed substitute for a natural root. Each implant is placed into a surgically prepared socket at the precise location of the intended tooth. This component, which is made from titanium, can then provide the foundation for long - term support of crowns, bridges or dentures. Dental Implants are today's state-of-the-art and best alternative to your natural teeth. They offer a permanent and secure solution for replacing one or more teeth. They are used as anchors or support for traditional forms of dentistry, such as crowns, bridges or dentures.

Comprehensive dental implant treatment

Dental Implants

“He who laughs last, usually has a tooth missing”
Ask your Dentist if Implants can be the answer for you!
It is Almost Always Possible! 
Even if you have been told that you are not a candidate for implants, please see us. There are now advanced techniques available to replace lost bone that will allow you to be a candidate for Dental Implants.
DON’T LET YOUR TEETH STOP YOU 
FROM ENJOYING LIFE!

Dental Implants are for anyone who is missing one tooth, a few teeth, or all of their teeth. Any patient healthy enough to undergo oral surgery should do well with dental implant surgery. Dental Implants are for adults, including seniors and teenagers. 


Ask yourself the following questions and see if you may benefit from dental implants:


Am I missing any teeth?
To replace a missing tooth, I don’t want to compromise additional teeth, like in a bridge!
Do I lack confidence when I smile because of missing teeth?
Do I lack confidence when I speak?
Am I having trouble eating and chewing?
Has advanced gum disease resulted in my teeth becoming loose?
Do I have sore spots under my dentures that I need to reline frequently?
Am I having any problems with existing crowns or bridges, either functionally or cosmetically?
Are the teeth holding my bridge loosening or moving?
Will I be willing to commit to the high standard of home care that is necessary to properly maintain a dental implant?
Do I believe that changing my smiles and their overall appearance will improve my quality of life too?


If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions then maybe an Implant is for you.


If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo a dental/radiographic examination and health history.  During these consultation visits, we will address your specific needs and considerations. Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.

We will also discuss fees and insurance at this time. There are many types of insurance plans and coverage for implants varies. We will be happy to assist you in obtaining any benefits to which you may be entitled.  f you would like to see whether dental implants can can add comfort and confidence to your smile, call our office at 503-224-3853 to make an appointment.

Are Dental Implants for Me?

An implant-supported over-denture is attached to implants, while a regular denture rests on the gums, is not supported by implants, and tends to fit less firmly in the mouth. An implant-supported denture is used when a person doesn't have any teeth in the jaw, but has enough bone in the jaw to support implants. An implant-supported denture has special attachments that snap onto attachments on the implants.
Implant-supported dentures usually are made for the lower jaw because regular dentures tend to be less stable there. Usually, a regular denture made to fit an upper jaw is quite stable on its own and doesn't need the extra support offered by implants. However, you can receive an implant-supported denture in either the upper or lower jaw. You can remove an implant-supported denture easily. Some people prefer to have fixed (permanent) crown and bridgework in their mouths that can't be removed. Your dentist will consider your particular needs and preferences when suggesting fixed or removable options. 

Do you wear a denture?

How can implants help you?

  1. Eliminate the embarrassment caused by the instability of removable dentures (false teeth).

  2. Dental implants can eliminate the numerous embarrassing inconveniences of removable partial and full dentures as well as their associated pain and discomfort. They therefore allow you to speak and function with confidence. No more adhesives as with conventional dentures!

  3. Improve your appearance, getting back your natural facial expression.

  4. Dental implants never decay.

  5. Allows you to eat, chew and taste foods you have been avoiding such as, whole apples and others.

  6. Improve your ability to speak and smile with confidence and control.

  7. Fill in any missing tooth gaps between your remaining teeth without the need of destroying adjacent healthy teeth.

  8. Dental Implants look and feel like natural teeth.

There are numerous advantages to this modality of tooth replacement.

Using implants as anchors for dentures brings stability and confidence!

Broken tooth
Following gentle extraction of the root, a dental implant is placed in position.
A connecting piece (abutment) is attached to the implant to anchor the final or temporary crown. This is often done at the same visit (tooth-in-a-day!)
Esthetic appearance of the final crown.

This is what an implant looks like on a radiograph.

Replacement of a broken tooth with a Dental Implant. It doesn’t damage the healthy adjacent teeth!

Tooth-in-a-day

Predictable Surgical Procedure.

It's Very Safe and Successful!

You are Never Without Teeth.

The same day of the surgery, we can also provide you with temporary teeth to use immediately until your final teeth are ready.

Tooth-in-an-hour


is a revolutionary concept providing patients with fully functioning teeth on dental implants in one single procedure that lasts about an hour. This technology allows for collaboration between both the restorative doctor and the surgeon.

The fabrication of a final prosthesis is completed prior to the surgery. The computer-guided implant surgery is done in an arthroscopic fashion without requiring any flap reflection. This benefits the patient being that there is less post operative discomfort, less swelling and less bruising. Often, patients can resume their normal activities the next day.

The process starts when a CAT scan is taken of the patient's jawbone. This CAT scan allows for the generation of a 3-D model of the jawbone, which can then be used in virtual reality software to plan the implant placement without the presence of the patient. The results are more accurate implant placement, and less chair time for the patient at the surgery office.

Using a simple and predictable procedure the doctor inserts the dental implant(s) into the bone. The discomfort from the surgical procedure is usually minimal and can be compared to a simple tooth extraction.

Local anesthesia, sedation, and other relaxation methods are available to you during this process.

 

After the healing period (three to six months) the dental implants are ready to receive the new teeth securely in place. In some cases the new teeth can be attached to the dental implants immediately after the surgery.

Using a simple and predictable procedure the doctor inserts the dental implant(s) into the bone. The discomfort from the surgical procedure is usually minimal and can be compared to a simple tooth extraction.

Local anesthesia, sedation, and other relaxation methods are available to you during this process.

 

After the healing period (three to six months) the dental implants are ready to receive the new teeth securely in place. In some cases the new teeth can be attached to the dental implants immediately after the surgery.

Patient presenting with a failing/fractured front tooth

The fractured tooth is gently removed

A dental Implant is placed immediately after the extraction and necessary bone grafting is performed

The extracted tooth crown is converted into an implant-retained temporary crown immediately in the same visit and is attached to the implant. You don’t go without a tooth!

Clinical appearance of the same temporary tooth attached to the immediately placed implant

Immediate implant with immediate Temporary  - Same day tooth !

A missing tooth can be replaced with a fixed bridge. This however often involves cutting and preparing of healthy teeth adjacent to the space.

An implant can instead be used to replace a missing tooth. This avoids the cutting and destruction of the adjacent teeth.

Replacement of an anterior tooth with a Dental Implant.

 

Before

Before

Sustained A fracture

After

tooth replaced with an Implant and ceramic crown

After

Congenitally Missing Incisors

Before

congenitally missing

After

tooth replaced with an Implant and ceramic crown

Before:

A resorbing incisor that is needs to be removed.

After:

The incisor having been replaced with a dental implant and a ceramic crown.

Dr. Kamran Haghighat DDS, MS, PC

Medical Dental Building, 833 SW 11th Ave., Suite 1020, Portland, OR 97205  T: 503.224.3853

16679 Lower Boones Ferry Rd., Suite 210, Lake Oswego, Portland, OR 97035  T: 503.635.3415