Replacing damaged or missing teeth is now possible with dental implants in Twin Falls from North College Dental. In the past, patients had to rely heavily on dental bridges and dentures to replace their missing teeth, but advances in dentistry have made implants possible. Modern implants look, feel and function just like real teeth. Each missing or damaged tooth can be permanently replaced by anchoring the replacement implant into the jaw itself. Dental implants look and feel like the real thing, helping patients to avoid the route of partial or full dentures.
What Are Implants And Why Should I Consider Them?
Dental implants are a surgical replacement device for missing teeth. Typically a metal material such as titanium is inserted and fastened directly into the jaw, acting as an anchor for the crown (prosthetic tooth). Once this implant is in place, the crown is then attached to the implant either via cementing it in place or by a retainer screw.
Dental implants usually an option for:
• Replacing a missing tooth – an implant and attached crown act and look just like the real thing.
• Replacing several missing teeth – an implant and bridge can replace missing teeth.
The benefits of dental implants:
• Improved appearance & comfort – implants can look and feel like a real tooth, boosting self-esteem.
• Improved chewing & overall eating – everyday activities like chewing will become easy again.
Replace Missing Teeth with Dental Implants
Single Tooth Replacement
A single tooth can be replaced by an individual implant topped by a carefully crafted artificial crown. Your replacement tooth will look and feel completely natural and will have the same biting and chewing power as a natural tooth. Dr. Lambert will design your crown in such a way that it blends in perfectly with the rest of your teeth and no one will ever notice you have an implant.
Multiple Tooth Replacement
For replacing several teeth in a row, Dr. Lambert will either use individual implants topped by single replacement crowns, or an implant-supported bridge. An implant-supported bridge is a series of connected crowns that is supported by two or more implants. Dr. Lambert will examine you and will recommend the option that best fits your specific needs.
Full Mouth Rejuvenation
When a patient is missing most of their teeth and looking for dentures as a replacement, implant supported dentures might be the best method of reconstruction. These implants help prevent bone loss and deterioration over time, due to the jaw bone having no remaining function. It looks and feels just like natural teeth and is extremely durable.
Twin Falls Dental Implant Process
Dr. Lambert will create your unique treatment plan based on your needs. Together we will discuss your budget, the implant procedure, recovery and outcome expectations.
Implantation: The placement of the dental implant is a simple procedure performed in the dentist office under local anesthesia. It typically takes three to six months for the implant to heal and fully integrate with the jawbone. In some cases, our dentist will place the permanent dental crown during this visit. Other times, a temporary crown will be placed while the implant heals.
Implant Success Rates Up to 98%
While there are certain factors that may play into how successful dental implant procedures may be, the overall success rate is extremely high and very safe. Patients with otherwise healthy gums and bone are great candidates for dental implants. Speaking with your dentist can help to determine the recommended course of action after a thorough consultation.
Routine visits to North College Dental for routine care will ensure long-term health and function of your dental implant.