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Dental Implants Improving Castle Rock Smiles

Implant Dentist Providing Permanent Tooth Replacement

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L. Blaine Kennington, DDS (Cowlitz River Dental)

Completed the American Academy of Implant Dentistry’s MaxiCourse in Atlanta, Georgia (2008).

Certified Associate Fellow of AAID (American Association of Implant Dentists).

Dr. Kennington is a founding member (2009) of Advanced Dental Implant Studies (ADIS). ADIS is a group of about 70 dentists from across the country dedicated to furthering clinical implant dentistry. He meets in Atlanta four times each year to present, discuss, evaluate, and develop implant treatment techniques. Visit us at

Our team at Cowlitz River Dental in Castle Rock, WA is always interested in providing the most up-to-date dental treatments. That’s one reason why we offer dental implants for tooth replacement. Dental implants have become THE premiere tooth replacement method over the decades, making it possible for you to have a great smile after loss of teeth has caused extensive damage. Because dental implants work much like natural teeth, they give you an improved sense of security and comfort, and they actually improve oral health, too.

Dental implants offer patients advantages including:

  • Strength
  • Durability
  • Stability
  • Improved Oral Health
  • More Pleasing Appearance
  • Improved Function
  • Greater Jaw Health

Dental implants involve a prosthetic tooth, bridge, or denture anchored by posts that have been surgically placed in the jawbone. The majority of adults will need at least one tooth replaced in a lifetime, and dental implants offer an attractive option – because they involve a prosthetic tooth root as well as a crown, they stay firmly in place and help stimulate healthy jaw function. When you lose a tooth root, the jawbone is no longer stimulated, and this causes the bone to deteriorate. This deterioration will cause facial shape to change, muscles and skin to sag, and can make tooth replacements, like dentures, no longer fit properly. With dental implants, you can avoid this problem, which is just one reason that dental implants from Cowlitz River Dental are such a great choice for your tooth replacement.

Dental implants can anchor a bridge to replace several teeth, and dental implants can also retain a denture to make wearing a removable dental prosthetic far more comfortable and stable. Once dental implants have been placed, they fuse to the bone, making them extremely strong and long-lasting in comparison with other forms of tooth replacement.

Why choose Cowlitz River Dental for your dental implants? If you need other oral surgery treatments to accommodate proper placement of your dental implants, such as bone grafting, gingival reconstruction, or guided tissue regeneration, we can provide these treatments. From start to finish, your care will be provided by our talented and experienced team in Castle Rock, Washington. For patients with even extensive damage, our office offers an extremely high level of care.

If you’re considering dental implants, contact Cowlitz River Dental. We are conveniently located in Castle Rock in southern Washington. We’re convenient to patients from Lewis and Cowlitz Counties of Washington as well as those coming to us from Columbia County, Oregon.