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A diagram of dental implant at Periodontal Associates. Dental implants are a highly effective solution for lost teeth. Crowns mimic natural teeth in their form and function and titanium posts bond with and stimulate your jaw bone, allowing the Dental Implants to act just like a natural tooth would.

Unfortunately, implants can occasionally fail, and if this happens we will need you to come in so we can repair or replace them.

The Structure of an Implant


Most dental implants are made of a titanium post that is embedded in the jaw bone, a ceramic crown that acts as a replacement tooth and an abutment that connects the post and the crown. If one of these parts loosens or breaks, all three can become compromised.

Titanium is usually chosen for implants because it bonds with the jaw bone in a process known as osseointegration. If this process doesn't occur properly then you'll end up with an implant that isn't firmly in place. This will lead to problems later on.

Signs that an Implant May Fail


If the bone doesn't grow around the implant in the right way, mobility is often the primary signal that the implant may fail. This mobility is often very slight at first and usually only a dentist can see it, but as time goes on an implant that hasn't integrated properly can shift when you chew or speak. Implants that have failed completely with frequently.

Other warnings signs of impending failure include pain, inflammation, and infection, but these do not always occur. If Dr. Eshraghi notices that your implant is moving, he may conduct an x-ray to make sure the bone is growing. If the implant is failing, the x-ray may reveal considerable bone loss around the metal area.

Repair and Replacement


In cases where the implant crown becomes cracked or detached, it is an easy matter for us to attach a new, or make any other repairs if necessary. However, if the damage to the implant is too severe, we will need to remove and replace it.

It is easy for us to remove a failed dental implant, but we will need to use a local anesthetic for this procedure. Once the implant is removed Dr. Eshraghi will carefully clean the area. Then we can begin the process of inserting a new implant, making careful note of what went wrong the first time. If there is enough healthy bone in the same area, we won't need a bone graft.

However, in cases of significant bone loss, we may need to place a bone graft to improve the site of the removed implant before placing a new one. Once the bone graft is complete, your mouth may need several months to heal before we can put in a new implant. During the healing period, Dr. Eshraghi may ask you to quit smoking, postpone cancer treatment or make other lifestyle adjustments that will reduce the risk of the next implant failing as well.

Always remember to take good care of your implants by brushing and flossing daily. Also take care to eat a balanced diet and abstain from using your teeth as tools, as this can chip them. If you experience any problems with your Dental Implants, contact us right away.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please give us a call at (971) 317-8414.
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Esthetic Treatment Beaverton • Tualatin • NE Portland


A dental assistant consulting a patient in the consultation room with dental tools in foreground at Periodontal Associates in Beaverton, OREsthetic treatment is a wide range of procedures and therapies that enhance our patients' appearance.

These treatments include esthetic crown lengthening, smile makeovers, dental crowns, and implant-supported prostheses such as dentures, implants, or bridges.

These treatments improve not only the aesthetics of your smile but also your oral function. These two aspects together boost our patients' confidence.

Modern esthetic treatments are tailored to the specific needs of each patient.

This ensures that each unique individual receives personalized care that addresses their unique dental concerns and goals.

Advanced technologies and techniques continue to evolve in dental esthetics, which offers more effective and safe options for rejuvenating your smile and replacing missing teeth.

Esthetic Treatment Beaverton


Our esthetic dental treatments in Beaverton offer a diverse selection of services designed to enhance and rejuvenate your gums, teeth, and your entire smile.

Our team of dental specialists provides treatments such as crown lengthening, smile makeovers, dental crowns, and implant-supported prostheses.

These procedures improve the look and function of your teeth. We can brighten and straighten your smile through teeth whitening, dental veneers, and orthodontic treatments.

Our team is always focused on personalized care, and we ensure that each esthetic treatment Beaverton patient receives a custom-tailored approach.

We utilize the latest dental technologies and techniques to achieve optimal results.

Whether seeking a subtle refresh with teeth whitening or a dramatic transformation with dental veneers, reducing a gummy smile, or replacing missing teeth, residents of Beaverton can find a comprehensive range of esthetic dental services that prioritize safety, comfort, and effectiveness.

Patient with straight white esthetic teeth smiling during an exam at Periodontal Associates in Beaverton, OR

Benefits of Esthetic Treatment


The benefits of esthetic treatment extend far beyond the enhancements on the surface. Esthetic treatment offers multiple advantages that contribute to the overall well-being of our patients.

Teeth whitening, veneers, crown lengthening, and dental crowns significantly improve the appearance of discolored, damaged, decayed, or uneven teeth.

By addressing these issues, esthetic treatments boost patient confidence and promote a healthy and confident smile.In addition, our implant-support prosthesis helps replace missing teeth.

Whether missing one tooth, several teeth, or all of your teeth, we can help you retain a full smile once again.

Beyond the physical improvements such as improved chewing, strengthening your jawbone, and filling in the missing gaps between your teeth, esthetic dental treatments provide stress relief often accompanied by missing teeth, and contribute to emotional and mental health.

The esthetic treatments that we offer are a comprehensive approach to boost both the function and overall look of your teeth, enhancing your appearance and quality of life.

Esthetic Treatments


Esthetic treatments are a range of procedures that enhance the beauty and health of our patients' smiles. The procedures we offer all contribute to the health and well-being of each patient that we take care of.

Each treatment is designed to address a specific dental concern, and each treatment plan is designed to address the concerns of each patient.

Some patients may choose to have one single treatment, such as crown lengthening to improve a gummy smile, or multiple treatments to brighten their smile or replace missing teeth.

Each treatment is tailored to the individual's specific dental needs and preferences. This ensures optimal results and a personalized experience for our patients.

When we combine advanced dental technology with the skills and expertise of our staff, esthetic treatments improve your smile, boost confidence, and improve your overall oral health.

If you are seeking a subtle enhancement or a total transformation, you can achieve a more youthful, radiant smile through our esthetic treatments. Contact Periodontal Associates today by calling (971) 317-8414.



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Dental Implants Beaverton & Tualatin • Esthetic Treatment
Periodontal Associates, in the greater Beaverton/Tualatin area, offers several Esthetic Treatments and has a strong commitment to excellence. Call (971) 317-8414
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