Your Milwaukie, OR Dentist
Searching for a dentist in Milwaukie, Oregon? At Michael Regan, DMD Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry, you can get a consultation from the best in dentistry. Whether you need dental implants to replace your missing teeth, tooth extraction, or Invisalign aligners to fix your bite and misaligned teeth, Mike Regan, DMD can help you achieve your oral health goals.
Here are some of our services:
You can visit our practice if you require a tooth extraction for your damaged, broken, or decayed tooth. At Michael Regan, DMD Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry, we take a detailed history, perform a thorough examination of the affected tooth, take an x-ray and then design a treatment plan. Depending on the position of the tooth, your concern, and multiple other factors, we start the extraction process.
We use local anesthesia to numb the area and then use an elevator to expand your socket and forceps to remove the tooth from its socket in the alveolar bone. We might also make a tiny gum incision to access your non-erupted or broken tooth. Lastly, we use gauze to stem the blood flow, but you might continue bleeding lightly from the site for a few hours after the procedure. Our dentists will explain the after-care process to you and answer all of your questions.
If you want to replace your missing tooth with a long-lasting treatment, we can discuss dental implants with you. Dental implants can improve your eating habits, oral health, bite, and comfort.
Moreover, they have a high success rate. We will assess your bone density and socket to see if a dental implant will work for you.
Once we have ascertained that a dental implant is the best replacement for your missing tooth, we will devise a treatment plan to address your unique needs. Then, we will place a small metal implant into the bone socket so that it fuses with your bone. It might take several months. Finally, we will put an abutment on top of the implant and place a crown on top.
At Michael Regan, DMD Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry, we also provide our patients with Invisalign treatment, which is an orthodontic treatment to fix misaligned teeth and improve your bite. Invisalign treatment involves the use of clear, plastic aligners customized to fit each patient’s mouth. While you need braces for complex alignment and bite issues, Invisalign works well for fixing mild to moderate problems.
What’s more, Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, and you can take them out when eating. So, you don’t have to worry about not eating certain foods that people with braces find challenging to consume. You can also easily maintain your oral health by removing the aligners while brushing your teeth. Once we have taken a scan of your mouth, we create custom Invisalign trays to fix your bite and tooth alignment. We replace the trays with new ones every one to three weeks based on the movement in your mouth.
Contact Us Today
If you wish to get Invisalign treatment, replace your missing tooth with a dental implant, or get a tooth extraction, call us at 503-654-8283 to schedule an appointment.