Learn More about Dental Implants in Albany, OR
If you are dealing with tooth loss, dental implants are an excellent investment in your oral health -- they give you back full biting and chewing power and look as natural as your existing teeth. Dental implants are also one of the sturdiest ways to replace teeth. Dr. Hagerty and Dr. Summers have a wealth of experience in implant dentistry; they have received extensive training in the restoration of dental implants and, in most cases, can also place your implant(s) right at his office. Dr. Hagerty successfully completed his implant training at the Branemark Clinic at the University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden – the birth place of osseointegration, or the fusion of bone to an implant.
If you’re interested in a dental implant to make your smile look whole again, Dr. Patrick Hagerty and Dr. Brian Summers are proud to be your trusted implant dentists in Albany, OR.
Full Mouth Rehabilitation with Dental Implants
Traditional methods of treating whole arches of lost teeth typically involve the application of removable dentures; however that is no longer your only option for restoring your smile and oral function.
While a singular dental implant can replace one tooth, several dental implant posts can support an entire arch of replacement teeth in a more effective and permanent way. Dr. Hagerty and Dr. Summers offer All-on-4, which are specialized full-arch bridges that are held in place with four dental implants. Our All-on-4 procedure is a safe, effective way to not only restore your chewing ability and smile, but also to improve your quality of life.
Dental implants are able to:
• Preserve bone in your jaw
• Maintain the natural esthetic profile of your face
• Restore bite function
• Resolve joint pain or bite problems
The All-on-4 method is an ideal treatment for patients who lack jaw bone density and are looking for a painless, convenient way to replace missing teeth. Your dental implant posts are placed on your upper or lower jaw arch and are then allowed time to heal, in order to integrate with tissue to be sturdy and permanent.
If used as a single tooth replacement, your dental implant post is topped with a custom-made dental crown that matches your natural teeth. We are also proud to offer implant-retained and implant-supported dentures, removable over-dentures, and full-arch fixed bridges to help you get the beautifully restored, naturally appealing smile you've been hoping for.
Getting Dental Implants in Albany
We take a team approach to coordinate your dental implant treatment extensively with our laboratory and make a referral to our local oral surgeon, if necessary. Depending on your oral health needs and how many teeth require replacement, we can sometimes attach your bridges or dentures the same day that your dental implants posts are placed.
Before putting your treatment plan into action, Dr. Hagerty and Dr. Summers welcome you into their office for a complete exam and consultation to begin the process. We record a detailed analysis of your needs, as well as the health of supporting oral structures that are essential to allow for best implant placement. Good candidates for dental implants are those who are not exhibiting signs of gum disease, and who are in good general oral health.
Learn More about Dental Implants
If you’ve been struggling with dentures or have a missing tooth and are looking for a better way to make your smile appear beautiful while boosting oral function – dental implants are the perfect choice. Contact our office today to learn more about getting dental implants in Albany, OR.