General and cosmetic dentist in Tigard, Dr. Gregory Williams, recently introduced dental implants that are helping local patients finally find a better alternative than dentures and partial dentures for missing and failing teeth. With dental implants, Dr. Williams' patients can now enjoy near-natural restorations for a better lifestyle and more confident smile.
Those who have to rely on dentures or partial dentures—an estimated 20 million Americans—often suffer from low self-esteem, pain and discomfort due to loose or broken dentures, and a poor diet caused by the restrictions dentures put on eating a well-rounded diet. With dental implants, patients now have the option to get a smile that is as close to the natural thing as possible, and that will last a lifetime.
“Dental implants have really revolutionized that way we're able to provide reconstructive care to our patients who already have missing teeth, or those who have failing teeth that will need work in the near future,” said Dr. Gregory Williams, dental implants dentist in Tigard, OR. “We've seen the ability dental implants have to not only improve the lifestyle of our patients, but to also provide them with a tremendous improvement in self-confidence by having a smile they are proud to show off.”
To complete the dental implants process, Dr. Williams makes an incision in the gum of the patient and inserts a small metal stud, or screw, into the jawbone. The implant is given time to heal and fuse with the bone, and several weeks later, Dr. Williams attaches a permanent porcelain crown to the implant. In its completed state, the dental implant closely resembles the structure of a natural tooth, and provides the same strength and aesthetics.
Because dental implants are just as strong as natural teeth, patients have no restriction as to what foods they can eat, and are able to brush and floss their implants just like natural teeth. This procedure is an effective alternative for those who need reconstructive care for a single tooth, a series of missing teeth, or entire top and bottom arches.
In addition to dental implants, Dr. Williams and his staff provide a variety of other dental services for preventative, restorative reconstructive, periodontal, and cosmetic care. Dr. Williams is highly skilled in performing oral surgery and extractions, dentures, treatment for periodontal disease, and root canal therapy. For patients seeking an improved look for their smile, Dr. Williams is able to provide crowns, veneers, and is a teeth whitening dentist in Tigard, OR.
Dr. Williams has been in the dental profession for more than 25 years. He received his DMD degree at Oregon Health Sciences University in 1988 and has since participated in numerous humanitarian and continuing education efforts. Dr. Williams is an adjunct clinical instructor and student mentor at OHSU and is also a member of the ADA, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Oregon Dental Association, and American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
To learn more about Tigard, OR reconstructive dentist, Dr. Gregory Williams and the other services he provides at his practice, please visit http://www.dentistintigard.com and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixGQ9iIbtWY.
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