Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Welcome to SmileAlive Dentistry: Your Trusted Provider of Dental Implants

At SmileAlive Dentistry, we understand the impact that missing teeth can have on the quality of your life. Whether you have lost teeth due to decay, injury, or periodontal disease, we are here to help restore your smile and boost your self-confidence with our top-notch dental implant services. With offices conveniently located in Eugene and Springfield, Oregon, we are committed to providing you with the highest quality dental care and helping you regain the smile you deserve.

Why Do You Need Dental Implants?

Missing teeth not only affect your appearance, but they also have a significant impact on your oral health and day-to-day life. When a tooth is lost, the adjacent teeth can shift, causing misalignment and bite problems. Additionally, gaps in your smile can lead to difficulty speaking, eating, and even social anxiety. Over time, the bone in your jaw where the tooth was lost can deteriorate, causing further complications.

Dental implants are a safe and effective solution to replace missing teeth. More than just a cosmetic fix, implants are designed to function and feel just like your natural teeth, allowing you to regain your function and improve your overall quality of life.

How Can Dental Implants Improve Your Quality of Life?

Restore Your Confidence: Dental implants are crafted to look and feel like your natural teeth, enhancing your smile and boosting your self-confidence. Say goodbye to self-consciousness and hello to a radiant, complete smile.

Enhance Your Oral Function: Unlike dentures or dental bridges, dental implants are placed directly into your jawbone, providing a stable foundation for your replacement teeth. With implants, you can eat, chew, and speak naturally, without worrying about slipping or discomfort.

Preserve Your Oral Health: Dental implants not only replace missing teeth, but they also help preserve the structure of your jawbone. By stimulating bone growth and preventing bone deterioration, implants ensure the health and longevity of your smile.

Experience Long-Lasting Results: Dental implants are designed to be a permanent solution for missing teeth. With proper care and regular dental check-ups, your implants can last a lifetime, saving you from the hassle and cost of frequent replacements.

Why Choose SmileAlive Dentistry for Your Dental Implants?

Experience and Expertise: Our highly-trained team of dentists and staff have years of experience in dental implant procedures. With advanced knowledge and state-of-the-art equipment, we ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients.

Individualized Treatment Plans: At SmileAlive Dentistry, we understand that every patient is unique. We take the time to listen to your concerns, assess your needs, and create a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to your specific situation.

Comfortable and Relaxing Environment: We strive to make your dental experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Our offices are equipped with modern amenities and our friendly staff is dedicated to providing excellent patient care.

Affordability: We believe that everyone deserves access to high-quality dental care. At SmileAlive Dentistry, we offer competitive pricing options and work with most dental insurance plans to ensure that your dental implant treatment is affordable.  We also have financial plans available to help you with your dental needs.

Take the First Step Towards a Better Smile Today

Don’t let missing teeth hold you back any longer. Regain your confidence, improve your oral health, and enhance your quality of life with dental implants from SmileAlive Dentistry. Schedule a consultation with our team today and take the first step towards a healthier, happier smile.

Contact us today to learn more about how dental implants can transform your life. SmileAlive Dentistry is here to make your dream smile a reality.

Are You Living with Missing Teeth?

Do you experience:

  • Lowered self-confidence
  • Sunken facial features
  • Embarrassment while smiling
  • Compromised oral health
  • Trouble eating or speaking


Feel Whole Again with Dental Implants in Eugene & Springfield

Dental implants aren’t just replacement teeth. They’re a pathway to feeling complete once more. When you have gaps in your smile, you may experience gaps in your confidence, excitement, and quality of life. If this sounds familiar, the team at SmileAlive can help.

Dental implants are:

  • Permanent
  • Natural-looking
  • Low-maintenance
  • Cost-effective

Essentially, dental implants are prosthetic teeth that fit directly into your jawbone. Manufactured to match your natural teeth in size, shape, and color, dental implants provide permanent replacements that can renew and restore even the most damaged smiles.

Dental Implant Anatomy

  • Implant Fixture – Consisting of a titanium screw, the implant fixture or post is the piece of the dental implant that acts like a natural tooth root.
  • Abutment – The abutment is the small cap that connects the implant fixture to the prosthetic crown.
  • Prosthetic Crown – The crown is the visible part of the dental implant, made to look just like your natural teeth.


How do Dental Implants Work?

Dental implants are so successful because of a process called osseointegration, which really just means bonding to bone.

The dental implant post is made of titanium, which is a biocompatible material. When the post and the jawbone come in contact, the bone begins to wrap around it until it’s fully encircled.  Once this process is finished, the post is a permanent fixture in the jaw and serves as a strong replacement tooth root. 

Your Dental Implant Options

Whether you’re missing one tooth or all 32, dental implants can provide you with a solution to your specific condition.

  • Single Tooth Restoration – If you’re missing only one tooth, we can place a single dental implant in the area that looks, feels and functions like your natural tooth.
  • Multiple Teeth Restoration – If your missing teeth are spread throughout your mouth, Dr. Baarstad will usually restore each site with single implants. If you have multiple missing teeth or beside each other, you may receive an implant-supported bridge.
  • Full Arch Restoration – For those patients with a full arch of missing teeth, an implant supported overdenture should be considered.


Learn More About Dental Implants with Dr. Terri Baarstad

If you’re living with missing teeth in Eugene or Springfield, OR, we welcome you to SmileAlive. Our mission is to help you regain your quality-of-life with beautiful dental implants. Learn more about how dental implants can help you by contacting our dental offices in Eugene & Springfield for an obligation-free consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:- What is the downside to dental implants?

Ans:- A potential downside to dental implants is the cost, as they tend to be more expensive than other tooth replacement options. Additionally, the process involves surgery, which carries some risks.

Q:- What are the 3 types of dental implants?

Ans:- The three types of dental implants are endosteal implants, which are placed directly into the jawbone; subperiosteal implants, which sit on top of the jawbone; and zygomatic implants, which anchor into the cheekbone.

Q:- How painful is getting a dental implant?

Ans:- Pain levels vary, but most patients report minimal discomfort during the dental implant procedure due to local anesthesia. Some soreness or discomfort may occur afterward, which can be managed with pain medication.

Q:- How long does dental implants last?

Ans:- Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance. However, factors such as oral hygiene, habits, and overall health can influence the longevity of implants. Regular check-ups are essential for ensuring their longevity.