Troubled by Missing Teeth? Rebuild Your Smile Naturally with Dental Implants

Your smile can make a lasting impression on those you meet. That’s why missing teeth should be replaced quickly. One of the best ways to rebuild your smile is with dental implants. Implants can replace one tooth, several teeth, or all your teeth if they have to be pulled out due to periodontal disease. For quality dental implant restorations in the Salem, Oregon area, contact Dr. Shruti Jadeja from White Sage Dentistry.

Negative Impact of Losing Natural Teeth

Losing permanent teeth poses challenges with how you eat, speak, work and socialize. Tooth loss can make you feel embarrassed or inferior about your appearance, making you lose confidence in yourself. A negative perspective about yourself can impact your career and social standing. Physically, tooth loss can make it hard to eat or speak clearly. You’ll smile less often due to unsightly gaps in your teeth. Dental implants can resolve these issues and restore your quality of life.

A Modern Dental Reconstruction Option

Implants are today’s answer to replacing lost teeth. Although dentures and bridges have their place, implants offer the most incredible teeth restoration benefits. Implants look and function very much like natural teeth, enabling you to eat normally, speak clearly, and smile with confidence again. While dentures and bridges only replace your missing teeth, implants replace your teeth with their roots to give you prosthetics that mimic all the qualities of your natural teeth.

With implants, you get:

  • Stable, secure replacement teeth that won’t slip or slide when eating, speaking, laughing, or singing
  • Strong, long-lasting restorations that can restore your chewing power and clarity of speech
  • Replacement teeth that look every bit like natural teeth to restore your smile beautifully
  • Restorative teeth that stimulate bone growth, just like natural teeth, keep your jawbone from deteriorating
  • Prosthetics that stand on their own without support from natural teeth, so you don’t have to worry about compromising healthy teeth

Rebuild your smile for life with dental implants! To schedule a consultation for implant treatment, contact Dr. Shruti Jadeja from White Sage Dentistry in Salem, OR at (503) 877-1626.

How do dental implants work?

Dental implants work by restoring your teeth from the roots up. This is the only restoration that actually goes below the gums and into the jaw to replace the roots of a missing tooth to provide a more natural and effective restoration. A dental implant is surgically placed in your jaw when you are missing a tooth and a crown or another restoration is then placed over the implant to replace your tooth.

How many teeth can be replaced by implants?

While one implant can only replace one tooth’s roots, implants are often combined with other restorations to replace multiple teeth. In fact, implants can be combined with dentures to replace both arches of teeth for a completely new smile. 

Are implants a permanent solution?

Yes, dental implants are a permanent addition to your smile and permanently replace your teeth. Dental implants themselves cannot be removed like dentures, but they can be combined with removable dentures in some cases.

What are the benefits of getting dental implants?

Dental implants offer many benefits when compared to other restorations because they are the only restoration to replace a tooth’s root. This means that dental implants are more stable, support jawbone health and prevent deterioration, mimic natural tooth function for improved speaking and eating, and even improve your appearance. As they are not removable, they are hassle-free and can be cared for just like natural teeth. 

What are the alternatives to dental implants?

If dental implants are not the right choice for you, but you still need to replace teeth, you still have other options. You can still receive attractive, high-quality modern full or partial dentures to replace a few or all of your teeth, or you could have a dental bridge placed to replace one or a few missing teeth in a row.

Shruti Jadeja DDS

Dr. Shruti Jadeja

Shruti Jadeja, DDS graduated from dental school in India, her home country, where she practiced dentistry for three years before moving to the USA in 2010. She worked with a great researcher at the UCLA School of Dentistry in Oral Biology and studied at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. After living in California and Colorado, she moved to Oregon, where she has been providing compassionate, high-quality dental care for patients from the community.

Dr. Jadeja’s goal is healthy, happy smiles for all patients in and around Salem, Oregon.