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Dental Implants Corvallis, OR

An Excellent Way to Replace Missing Teeth

Living with one or more missing teeth can affect the overall look and feel of your smile. It can also lead to a variety of health issues, including potential bite and jaw joint problems and bone loss in the jaw. Dental implants are the best way to avoid these issues and get your smile back.

At Timberhill Dental, we focus on providing safe, permanent, and natural-looking implants to restore the strength and appearance of your original tooth. Dental implants typically look completely natural and function exactly like real teeth.

How Do Dental Implants Work?

A dental implant replaces the roots of teeth. The implant attaches directly to your jawbone forming a secure, long-lasting bond. After about six months, when the implant has fully healed, we’ll attach an artificial tooth to the top of the implant.

The result is a natural looking, undetectable replacement for the missing tooth. If you have more than one tooth missing, several implants can provide a base for a series of artificial teeth known as a fixed bridge.

When you visit Timberhill Dental, we will talk through your options with you, help you decide if dental implants are the right choice for you, and use the latest dental technology to determine the exact number, size, and shape of the implants you need.

Did You Know?

Even people who have no remaining natural teeth can benefit from implants.

We often recommend implants as a way to secure a full set of removable dentures for people who have no natural teeth at all. When compared to wearing only dentures, this can greatly improve chewing ability and reduce the risk of choking.

Are you ready to learn more about how dental implants can improve your smile?
Call Timberhill Dental at (541) 754-0144

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Implants vs. Dentures

Dental implants are the closest thing to regrowing your natural teeth.

They are strong, stable, durable and virtually undetectable. By filling gaps left by missing teeth, implants can provide better chewing ability and head off jaw joint problems and stabilize your jaw bone. In all those ways, they are far superior to removable dentures.

 

Implants Dentures
Materials Dental implants are made of titanium, which is compatible with the human body. Dentures are often made of plastic and other materials that can irritate your gums.
Functionality Are stable, functional, and work just like real teeth. Can slip around in your mouth, making eating and chewing difficult.
Appearance Look just like real teeth and help prevent the jaw bone loss that often results from missing teeth. Can look natural if they’re well-made, but living without a more permanent solution can lead to bone loss and the “sunken face” look.
Health Consequences Help prevent potential bite and jaw joint problems and even bone loss. Don’t address most of the health risk associated with missing teeth.
Comfort Initially require surgery and time to heal, but ultimately feel natural and promote gum health. Can be uncomfortable and often irritate gums long term.
Convenience Never need to be removed, and provide a durable, permanent solution. Need to be removed regularly for cleaning, and can be easy to drop or misplace.
Cost Initially more expensive than dentures or fixed bridges, but ultimately save time and money by avoiding future health complications. Have a lower cost up front, but often result in future jaw and gum problems that cost money to fix.
Dental hygienist with patient - Timberhill Dental

Our Minimally Invasive Process

Dental implants require surgery, but at Timberhill Dental we use high-tech, minimally invasive treatment options to minimize discomfort. We even offer conscious sedation dentistry right at our Corvallis office.

Sedation dentistry is perfect for anyone who is concerned about:

  • Anxiety about dental procedures
  • Difficulty getting numb
  • Especially sensitive teeth
  • Discomfort with needles and shots

Sedation dentistry is a safe and effective way to deal with dental anxiety. Most patients feel happy and relaxed and remember very little of their procedure.

We also do everything we can to provide a relaxing environment and a spa-like atmosphere. We’ll offer you wax hand dips, warm hand towels, and a comfortable neck pillow.

What Our Clients Say

Becky Riley Moyes Testimonial - Timberhill Dental

“I dreaded going to the dentist, but my experience at Timberhill Dental far exceeded my expectations. They were all wonderful to work with and made my appointment as pleasant as possible. Thank you Jackie, Sarah, Tina, Dr. Black, and Sandie. You won me over! I won’t dread coming back.”

– Becky Riley Moyes

Amy Mayfield Testimonial - Timberhill Dental

“Super friendly staff and comfortable office! They’re great at helping me feel relaxed during dental work.”

– Amy Mayfield

Get in Touch

Are you ready to learn more about your options for safe, comfortable, natural-looking implants to replace lost teeth?
Call Timberhill Dental at (541) 754-0144

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Did You Know?

Timberhill Dental offers free second opinions. We can help you weigh all your options and make the best choice for your health and your smile.