A Permanent Solution After Tooth Loss
Dental implants may be the solution you’re looking for if you have experienced permanent tooth loss due to injury, decay, or disease. Dental implants in Boise, ID, allow our patients to get their smile back even after losing permanent teeth. Dental implants not only restore the look and function of natural teeth, but in many cases, dental implants are even more durable and last longer than natural teeth!
What Are Dental Implants?
The dental implant is a small metal screw surgically placed in the jawbone, acting like the root of the natural tooth that once took its place. This dental implant contains hypoallergenic titanium that naturally fuses with the jawbone over time to keep it in place. Once the dental implant has been placed and given time to heal, an artificial crown is attached to it, mimicking the look of the natural tooth that was once there. These crowns match the size, shape, and shade of your surrounding teeth, making them look natural.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Dental implants look, feel, and function just like natural teeth. Additionally, they are designed to last a lifetime and aren’t susceptible to cavities like natural teeth. Dental implants restore our patient’s confidence in their smiles and allow them to eat and drink whatever they choose, just like they could before experiencing tooth loss. They are a much-preferred alternative by patients compared to other prosthetics like dentures or bridges because they stay in place permanently and don’t risk breaking or becoming too loose for comfort.
Why Replace Missing Teeth?
Dental implants are a popular and effective treatment for missing teeth. There are many reasons to choose dental implants over other tooth replacement options, including their longevity and ability to preserve dental health. Dental implants contain titanium, a material compatible with the human body. When we place the implant in the jawbone, it fuses with the bone over time. This process, known as osseointegration, provides a strong foundation for the dental implant.
Once the dental implant has healed, an artificial tooth (crown) is attached. The crown looks and functions just like a natural tooth. Because dental implants are in the jawbone, they do not require any special care other than regular brushing and flossing.
Dental implants help preserve dental health by keeping the jawbone healthy and strong. When a tooth is lost, the jawbone begins to deteriorate. Deterioration can lead to further tooth loss and a change in facial appearance. Dental implants help to prevent this by stimulating bone growth in the jawbone. As a result, dental implants provide a long-lasting solution for missing teeth and help maintain dental health.
Who Can Get Dental Implants?
Dental implants can effectively treat patients who have lost a single permanent tooth or multiple permanent teeth or even those who need total arch replacements. We evaluate each patient individually to determine if their available jaw bone is sufficient to support dental implants. We also offer bone grafting services for those who might need them.
Boise Dental Implants
Dental implants are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth. At Prevention Dental in Boise, ID, we specialize in dental implants and can help you achieve a beautiful, natural-looking smile. Dental implants have many benefits, including improved oral health, self-confidence, and chewing function. In addition, dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care, making them a very cost-effective solution.
We encourage you to come to Prevention Dental for a consultation if you consider dental implants. We will work with you to develop a custom treatment plan that meets your needs and goals. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Are you ready to get your smile back after permanent tooth loss? Contact Prevention Dental today to learn how Dr. Stephenson and our staff can help you get the smile you’ve been dreaming of with dental implants in Boise, ID.