Dr. Whipple and his staff will ensure that the quality of care you receive reflects the competency of their training and experience!
11525 SW Durham Road, Suite D1
Tigard, OR 97224
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Washington County Dental
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Oregon Dental Association
American Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry
of Implant Dentistry
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A dental implant is a titanium "root" device used in dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth to replace missing teeth.
Virtually all dental implants placed today are root-form endosseous implants, i.e., they appear similar to an actual tooth root (and thus possess a "root-form") and are placed within the bone (end- being the Greek prefix for "in" and osseous referring to "bone"). The bone of the jaw accepts and osseointegrates with the titanium post. The implants done at our office use this osseointegration procedure to provide the implant with the look and feel of a natural tooth.
Prior to the advent of root-form endosseous implants, most implants were either blade endosseous implants, in that the shape of the metal piece placed within the bone resembled a flat blade, or subperiosteal implants, in which a framework was constructed to lie upon and was attached with screws to the exposed bone of the jaws.
In our office, dental implants can be used to support a number of dental prostheses, including crowns, implant-supported bridges or dentures. They can also be used as anchorage for orthodontic tooth movement. The use of dental implants permits unidirectional tooth movement without reciprocal action.