Dental Implants in Redmond
Replace Missing Teeth
If you want a strong, natural-looking replacement for your missing teeth, consider dental implants. Dr. Steve Schwam is a skilled restorative dentist with advanced training in implant dentistry. He will supervise your dental implants process, helping you find the right oral surgeon to perform the placement of your dental implants and creating custom restorations at our Redmond, Oregon dental office.
A dental implant has two parts – a post that acts like an artificial tooth root and a replacement tooth that attaches to the post. Many patients prefer dental implants because they look natural and feel fantastic. Dental implants are non-removable and can last for a lifetime. You won’t need dental adhesives, and you’ll never experience embarrassing slippage.
Dr. Schwam will first perform an exam to determine if your case qualifies for dental implants. If so, you’ll undergo the surgical placement of tiny titanium posts in your jaw, one for each replacement tooth or a few to secure a denture or bridge. You’ll wear temporary replacement teeth until the surgical site heals. Then, Dr. Schwam will mount custom restorations on top. Implant dentistry can give you the strong, healthy smile you deserve.
Dental Implant Restorations
There are multiple options available for restoring one or more dental implants, and our team will recommend the one that best fits the severity of your tooth loss, as well as your available budget. They include:
- Implant-retained crowns: We will fit individual dental implants with all-ceramic, metal-free dental crowns so as to preserve nearby healthy tooth structure and seamlessly replenish gaps in your smile.
- Implant-retained bridges/dentures: When multiple, consecutive implants are in need of restoration, an implant-retained prosthetic is a comprehensive and cost-affordable solution. Unlike the traditional model, your new replacement will be fixed in place over the implants, creating a permanent and sturdy addition for your newly recompleted smile. Alternatively, “overdentures” are also available, which can restore dental implants in a stable manner while still remaining removable overall, allowing patients to clean and store the appliance separately for added convenience.
Contact the Redmond, Oregon dental office of Steve Schwam, D.D.S. to make an appointment to discuss dental implants. With training from some of the most well-known dental education organizations and years of experience, Dr. Schwam helps patients from Redmond, Bend, Sisters, and beyond with implant dentistry and other comprehensive restorative dentistry treatments.