Periodontics, Gum and Implant Services

Periodontal Clinics

Periodontal Gum Care Clinic

The OHSU Periodontal Clinic provides comprehensive treatment for all oral health issues related to the gum and bone tissues, including:

Sore, bleeding gums, Gum recessions, longer teeth, Mobile teeth, Sensitivity of gums or teeth, Short crowns or Missing teeth

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms please talk to your dentist or periodontist right away.

Dental Implants

State-of-the-Art Dental Implants at the OHSU Dental Clinics

At our Clinic on South Waterfront in Portland we offer state-of-the-art Dental Implants as a treatment option for many patients who have lost a tooth due to tooth decay, gum disease or an injury. Our services are generally 25 to 40 percent less than private practice and an implant may be more affordable than you think!

In the Periodontal Clinic we provide comprehensive treatment options to address gum and bone issues from basic scaling and planning to advanced surgery. Talk with your dentist for about the treatment that is appropriate for you. Treatment services include:

Do I need a dental implant?

If you have lost a tooth or teeth due to tooth decay, gum disease or an injury, your dentist or periodontist may suggest a tooth implant.

How do I know if a dental implant is right for me?

The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health, with healthy gum tissue and enough bone in your jaw to support the implant

What happens during a dental implant?

Depending on your specific condition and the type of implant chosen, your periodontist or oral surgeon will create a treatment plan tailored to meet your needs.

What happens during a dental implant?

Depending on your specific condition and the type of implant chosen, your periodontist or oral surgeon will create a treatment plan tailored to meet your needs.

What can I expect after receiving a dental implant?

Dental implants are like your own teeth and will require the same care. In order to keep your implant clean and plaque-free, brushing and flossing still apply. Periodic follow-up visits will be scheduled to monitor your implant, teeth and gums to make sure they are healthy.

There are different types of dental implants and procedures. Dental Implant options include:

  • Replacing a Single Tooth If you are missing a single tooth, one implant and a crown can replace it.
  • Replacing Several Teeth If you are missing several teeth, implant-supported bridges can replace them.
  • Replacing All of Your Teeth If you are missing all of your teeth, an implant-supported full bridge or full denture can replace them.
  • Sinus Augmentation A key to implant success is the quantity and quality of the bone where the implant is to be placed. The upper back jaw has traditionally been one of the most difficult areas to successfully place dental implants due to insufficient bone quantity and quality and the close proximity to the sinus. Sinus augmentation can help correct this problem by raising the sinus floor and developing bone for the placement of dental implants.
  • Ridge Modification Deformities in the upper or lower jaw can leave you with inadequate bone in which to place dental implants. To correct the problem, the gum is lifted away from the ridge to expose the bony defect. The defect is then filled with bone or bone substitute to build up the ridge. Ridge modification has been shown to greatly improve appearance and increase your chances for successful implants that can last for years to come. 

The cost of a dental implant may include the implant, surgery, sedation and possibly bone or tissue grafting. Meet our dentists for an evaluation and individual treatment plan which will help better estimate your costs.

General cost estimates ranges:

  • Implant Restoration in our Teaching Clinic $1050 to $1370
  • Implant restoration in our Specialty Care Clinics $1500 to $2280
  • Implant surgery, not including sedation in our Specialty Care Clinics $1400 to $2000

Closed for Non-Emergent Care

Patients with emergent needs please call

OHSU Dental Emergency Care Clinic


OHSU Dental Clinics
2730 S.W. Moody Avenue
Portland, OR 97201

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