Dental Implants in Portland
Implants for a beautiful smile!
Once teeth are lost, the bone in the area will go through resorption and eventually shrink down in width and height. Tooth loss and severe resorption of bone can affect your smile, your speech, your ability to enjoy food. It will also place a negative impact on the neighboring teeth. At Woodstock Smiles, dental implant procedures are recommended to restore the missing teeth, the chewing function, and (more importantly) those beautiful smiles.
What are dental implants?
Our Portland dental implants are made up of 3 components: the metal implant post, the connector and the crown.
Dental implant: is the metal screw that is made of titanium. It is placed in the bone where the tooth is missing. The bone will grow around the threads and stabilize the post over time.
Abutment or the connector: connects the implant and the crown. It is designed to fit the gum and make your tooth looks natural.
The crown: Ceramic cap that replaces your missing tooth. It has natural color and blends in with the neighboring teeth well.
Full-arch fixed implant bridge- All on 4
Single tooth replacement:
If you are missing a single tooth, dental implant can be used to replace that area. It helps to restore your smile, eating habit, and speaking habit. It feels and looks natural like your tooth. If you are looking into dental implants in the Portland or Woodstock areas, schedule a free consultation with our Woodstock Smiles dentists to see if you are the right candidate for this procedure.
Implant supported bridge:
You can consider implant supported bridge for multiple missing teeth replacement. It does not damage any natural teeth while restoring up to 3 missing teeth. Implant supported bridge is similar to the conventional bridge but it is supported by two dental implants.
Implant supported dentures/ Snap-on Dentures:
Have you ever struggled with loose dentures and constantly applied Fixodent to keep them in place? You can’t chew or speak properly with your existing dentures? Some patients don’t have adequate bone support to stabilize their dentures and that when dental implants come to provide the extra retention and stability.
Four implants are placed in the jaw bone to increase retention for the dentures. They won’t slip or rock. The dentures snap in and out so that you can remove them at night and clean just like how you would do it with traditional dentures.
Full-arch fixed implant bridge- All on 4
If you don’t like the traditional dentures or are tired of the snap on dentures, there is another option which is full-arch fixed implant bridge. These bridges are supported by 4 or 6 dental implants. They are screwed in and you can’t remove them yourself. The bridges do not have the palate or flanges as in traditional dentures so they improve speech and ability to chew significantly.
Why do you need dental implants in Portland?
Replace a missing tooth or several missing teeth.
Avoid damage to the neighboring teeth
Function and look like natural teeth
Improve the retention of dentures, no Fixodent needed.
Increase self-esteem with a better and healthy smile
Improve speech: missing teeth can affect you to articulate words and slur your speech. Restored missing teeth will help you speak confidently.
Dental implant surgery step by step:
Implant placement: our Woodstock dentists will open the gum and expose the bone, then place the titanium dental implant in your jaw precisely. This resembles the root of the new tooth.
Waiting period for bone growth: Our dentists usually will wait 2-3 months to allow the bone to integrate around the threads and stabilize the implants. This process can be sooner or later depending on the quality of bone of the missing area.
Impression and delivery of abutment and crown: The abutment and crown will be customized to fit with your implant. The new implant crown will function and look like your natural tooth.
If you are looking for comfort and gentle dentist with a friendly crew, you have found it here. I had my bridge taken apart and prepared for an implant. So far the first procedure of extracting one of my tooth went so well, I felt all better in the next day and can’t wait to go back in and see Dr. Nguyen and her crew again!..
…. No wonder she got all 5 stars…😁
They have been very kind to me and to my financial situation. The program they have that helps people who don’t have insurance has made a big difference for me. I got a thorough check up on my first appointment and we scheduled the next one right after. Definitely gonna make this my go-to dental officeMark T. 11/08/2022
I have been going here for 6 months after a bad experience with another dental clinic. They did such a great job treating me quickly and getting up to speed on my medical record.
I understood the billing options and appreciate friendly energy from all the staff members. I usually hate going to the dentist but that has chaged since going here!
First dentist I’ve felt comfortable with since I moved to Portland 7 years ago. I got heavy duty work done here and can’t be happier with the results of my new front tooth and the extraction they did. Highly recommend especially as an uninsured patient, their wellness plan is worth it especially if you need to get a lot of procedures done!Kelly C. 8/03/2022
This was my initial visit but it won't be my last the crew and the dentist and the vibe in the office is so pleasant it was almost fun to go to the dentist and I haven't said that well I don't think I've ever said that it couldn't have gone any better thank you Woodstock smiles and I'll see you soonJimmy F. 7/11/2022
My experience at Woodstock smiles was extremely positive. The staff is friendly and professional. They went out of the way to accommodate my schedule and to make sure that my needs were served. The hygienist and the dentist we're both thorough and clear about the care I was receiving and future care that I might need. I highly recommend them.Julie C. 6/23/2022
Woodstock Smiles is a great Dental office. The whole staff is very warm and welcoming, while also efficient in scheduling and giving you the care you came in for. Moreover they’re responsive to questions about your care plan and work with you to make adjustments if needed, again I’m a very happy patient and more than willing to refer anyone to Woodstock smiles, great people and solid dental work.Veronica V. 5/12/2022
The only dentist I'd go to—I went to Dr. Otteson (the former owner) for years and years for his friendly, knowledgeable care, and Dr. Nguyen, having taken over the practice, has continued the tradition. The rest of the staff is also extremely pleasant to work with, even when I'm needing to try to find an opening due to having to reschedule.Sam C. 4/22/2022
Excellent people & service. Needed an emergency extraction. Emailed their office at 3am. I was in the chair at 11am. The only reason the extraction hit a hiccup is because I always need about three times the normal amount of novocaine. Other than that my tooth was out in under five minutes. The cost was incredibly reasonable for emergency service. Great experience. Who in the hell says that about a visit to the dentist?! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Mack F. 3/23/2022
I came in to see Dr. Nguyen as a new patient for a long overdue checkup and cleaning. Dr. Nguyen and her team were very thorough and considerate. We discovered an infection and got scheduled right away for a root canal—my biggest fear about going back to a dentist. But honestly, the procedure was quick and painless. Dr. Nguyen checked on me throughout the process and made certain I wasn’t experiencing pain. I expected to feel awful when the numbing wore off, but all I felt was maybe a very subtle discomfort. Thank you, Dr. Nguyen and team, for your compassion and thorough process of care.Sean B. 2/26/2022
I always felt welcomed by the staff at Woodstock Smiles. The environment is pleasant, and they do a very good job in making sure you are comfortable and at ease since many can experience anxiety getting their dental work. Dr. Nguyen is warm, professional, and always tries her best to attend to our needs. If you are looking for a place, I would highly recommend you get your dental work with Dr. Nguyen and her team at Woodstock Smiles.Binh L. 2/04/2022
They always get me in ASAP. They are flexible and he’ll work around your schedule. Every time I have been inside they are extremely friendly and care about you. They answer any questions and help ease your mind. As someone who used to be terrified of dentists, I enjoy going to this place and getting work done. All the work they have done has been great! I recently have gone while pregnant and they were extremely gentle and made sure I was comfortable during my visit.Eliza G. 12/10/2021
Today was my first visit to Woodstock Smiles. The service I received from everyone was welcoming and professional. Dr. Nguyen went over my x-rays with me, explaining various treatment options while emphasizing that it was my decision on how to proceed. I appreciated the ladies at the front desk working patiently with my insurance company. I look forward to having my dental work done here at Woodstock Smiles.Sandra M. 12/07/2021
I have always been afraid of going to the dentist since I was young and skipped many years of dental care but finally managed to get myself to a dentist.
Doctor Nguyen is very good she explained everything to me. She made me feel calm about the process. I had one of my molar removed as it was causing me pain when I eat. I am glad I went since I am pain free. Definitely I would recommend it to anybody who wants quality dental services.
I’ve always been anxious with dentists and dentistry in general. Dr Nguyen and team made the appointment so comfortable and even when I could not seem to get numbed during a tooth extraction, they took their time and made sure I was comfortable during the experience. Having any dentist always asking “how you doing?”, “everything ok?” Is so helpful and helped ease the anxiety. I had 2 teeth pulled that day!!!! Thanks Dr. Nguyen and team!Drew T. 10/13/2021
This place is awesome, the lady dr is amazing I went in because I was in excruciating pain from an infected tooth that need extraction. I had been using a bad dentist. She made sure I wasn’t in pain and was comfortable during the appointment. The tooth itself was tough to pull but she did a GREAT job making sure I was comfortable and not in pain. She is good and worth the money! Her assistant was also phenomenal and obviously experienced!Samantha J. 8/26/2021