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Welcome to Our New Beginning!

Dear Valued Patient,

I am filled with enthusiasm as I share the next chapter of our dental care journey. It's a moment of change, growth, and continued dedication to excellence in dental health.

Our New Partnership
I'm excited to announce a significant milestone in our commitment to providing you with the highest quality dental care. We have partnered with Northwest Dental of Corvallis, led by the esteemed Dr. Jonathan Smart. This partnership is a testament to our shared vision of dental excellence and our dedication to your health and well-being.

Why Northwest Dental?
•  Shared Values: Dr. Smart and the Northwest Dental team embody our commitment to providing outstanding dental care.
•  Enhanced Services: Together, we will offer a broader range of dental services, utilizing the latest advancements in dental technology.
•  Convenience: Our collaboration means more flexible scheduling options, making it easier for you to get the care you need when you need it.

A Seamless Transition
This partnership also marks the beginning of a new chapter for me as I move towards retirement. Rest assured, this decision was made with your best interests in mind. Our goal is to ensure a smooth transition and to continue offering the exceptional level of care you have come to expect.

Visit Us
To learn more about what this partnership means for you and to explore the expanded services and benefits available, please visit our new website.

Visit Northwest Dental

Implant Restoration

3D rendering of a dental implant next to healthy teethIf you are missing one or more permanent teeth, you are not alone! The American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) estimates that about 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. Unfortunately, a missing tooth can create several secondary issues that have detrimental effects on your oral health.

At Gary R. Templeman, DDS, we specialize in several tooth replacement options to prevent these secondary problems and get your smile back on track. One of our most popular treatments involves implant restorations. Dental implants have truly revolutionized the way we correct the function and aesthetics of a missing tooth.

What Is an Implant Restoration?

An implant restoration generally consists of three components:
•  The Dental Implant: An implant is a tiny screw, typically made from titanium, that serves as the root component of a prosthesis. The screw is placed underneath the gum tissue and into the jawbone during minor surgery.
•  The Abutment: An abutment is a support structure, made from titanium, porcelain, or zirconia, that attaches to the head of the implant screw. Besides providing additional support, an abutment helps link the screw to the restoration.
•  The Restoration: These days, dental implants can be used to support a wide variety of restorations, from single crowns to full-arch appliances. Most of these restorations are made from porcelain or zirconia to provide you with the very best in aesthetics.

The Implant Procedure

The implant process begins with a consultation appointment. Most implant treatments are broken up into two minor surgeries, several months apart from one another.

During your first surgery, a small incision in the gums will be made to expose the underlying bone. The number of incisions made is dictated by the number of implants you need. A single implant is used to support a crown, while a series of implants are used to support a partial or complete fixed bridge.

Once the implant is in place, your surgeon will suture the incision. For the next six months or so, the implant screw and your jawbone will fuse during a process known as osseointegration. Osseointegration causes the implant to mimic the relationship between the tooth root and jawbone. This allows the implant to support a restoration against even the strongest forces of your bite.

We usually need to wait until osseointegration is complete before we place the abutment. However, it is also possible to place the abutment at the same time as the screw, eliminating the need for a second surgery. Once the abutment is in place, we will take an impression.

The impression is used by our laboratory technicians to fabricate your final restoration. This process may take several weeks to complete. In the meantime, Dr. Gary R. Templeman may install a temporary restoration to protect the implant and restore your ability to chew and speak properly.

Why Choose an Implant Restoration?

Dental implants have numerous benefits over more traditional restorations. In short, an implant-supported restoration will look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth. Whether we use porcelain or zirconia, most people will not realize you have a restoration!

Implant restorations are also more comfortable and convenient. You will be able to eat your favorite foods without having to worry about embarrassing slips or gum irritation. You can also maintain your restoration as you would your natural teeth, with regular brushing, flossing, and appointments.

Above all else, implant screws are better for your oral health. When you lose a tooth, you lose the physical stimulation your jawbone needs to avoid deterioration. An implant screw supplements this stimulation, allowing you to maintain a stronger, more youthful facial structure.

Schedule Your Consultation Now!

Find out if you, too, could benefit from implant restoration! Call (541) 757-7708 to schedule your initial consultation today!


2055 NW Grant Ave.
Corvallis, OR 97330


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