Carlton Dental
Dr. Leif Gambee

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Dental Implants

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Don't let your oral health questions go unanswered. Many of our most common questions are listed here. If you want to learn more about your benefits or the services we provide, or if you want to make a dental appointment at our Carlton, OR dental office, give us a call.

You will be greeted by a friendly and knowledgeable team member who is happy to help.

Dental Implants

Dental Implant Diagram | Carlton OR Dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth. We proudly provide dental implants in our Carlton dental office as the gold standard of missing teeth.
Choosing a dental implant is almost like having your tooth back again because, with the proper home and professional dental care, your dental implant can potentially last a lifetime. 

As far as a timeline, you can count on about 3-6 months to complete the entire process. If you smoke, need bone grafting, or have underlying dental conditions, it might take longer to complete.

We promise that your dental implant will be worth the wait. Our patients rave about their results because of their many benefits.

Eat your favorite foods

– You don’t have to avoid steak, vegetables, or fruits when you have a dental implant. It works just like your natural tooth. It is still a good idea to avoid chewing ice, which can break dental implants and natural teeth alike.

Your dental implant will not move

– Because dental implants fuse with your natural bone, they will not fall or shift like dentures. They can be used to secure dentures in place.

They look like your teeth

– When you smile, no one will notice you have a dental implant. Dr. Gambee will precisely match your implant to the shade of nearby teeth.

For more dental implant information, contact Carlton Dental today.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are considered the gold standard when it comes to replacing missing teeth, but dental implants are not right for every one. While we provide many dental implants to patients in the Carlton, OR area, you might want another option.

Not every patient is an ideal candidate for dental implants. If you have significant bone loss or take certain medications, such as bisphosphonates, we can offer another alternative to meet your unique needs.

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges do not require surgery and can replace one or more missing teeth. Dental bridges do require us to alter adjacent healthy teeth, which is something you should consider.

Partial Dentures

If you have multiple missing teeth, a partial denture might be a better alternative. Partial dentures will blend in with your smile and are removable. You will need regular dental check-ups to make sure that your partial fits well and none of the clasps become bent.

Full Dentures

A full denture will replace all of the teeth on the upper or lower arch. If you are picturing the old boxy dentures of the past, we are here to update that idea. Today’s dentures take into account the patient’s gender, facial structure, and skin tone for a natural result.

Contact our Carlton dental office to learn more about how to replace missing teeth.

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Covid-19 Update

We are doing our part and help get everyone through the current dilemma. We will be consolidating some of our clinics but otherwise continue to provide urgent and emergency dental care. We will be donating our extra supplies to local hospitals to help them in their effort to better care for those affected.

To also help, we are now expanding our hours in some of our clinics from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.  We hope these extended hours will not only better serve our patients but will help keep dental emergencies from overloading value space in emergency rooms.