A dental implant offers an excellent solution for one or more missing teeth. Implants look like your natural teeth, feel secure and, most importantly, prevent bone loss in the affected area.
Dental Implants replace missing tooth, leaving you with a natural-looking, beautiful smile that was designed to last a lifetime. It can be a great option for people who have lost one or more teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason and who prefer not to wear dentures.
Modern dentistry’s main focus is to preserve a damaged tooth at all costs, however, tooth loss still happens as a result of decay, periodontal disease (gum disease), or injury. Filling the gaps left by these lost teeth were mostly reserved for bridges, partial dentures, or full dentures, now with new technology, dental implants can help to restore your smile. At our Idaho Falls dental implant office, our skilled dental technicians employ this method to improve the look and feel of our patients’ teeth, leaving you with a smile you’ll love showing off.
Dental implants are designed to function much like the roots of your natural teeth and can also serve as anchors for crowns, bridges, and full and partial dentures, depending on what your dental needs and goals are. Since these “root replacements” actually fuse with the jaw bone, the end result is a very solid and stable “root”. Not only do dental implants provide a strong base for a crown, bridge, partial dentures, etc., but dental implants are one of the only ways to prevent bone loss from occurring once the natural tooth root has been removed.
Case Study - Dental Implant Surgery
The following images show a completed dental implant and restoration performed at our Idaho Falls dental implant office. As you can see, the results look completely natural and follow the shape, size, and color of the patient’s surrounding teeth. To learn more about our process and find out if a dental implant would be the right choice for you, we invite you to give us a call anytime! We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the dental services we offer.
The patient came to us missing her upper front tooth and in need of a dental implant procedure.
With excellent dental laboratory technicians and a skilled dental team. Patients are now able to replace missing teeth with beautiful, and feels like your own teeth replacement.
From the start to the finish, the entire process can sometimes be as short as just 6-8 weeks.
Dental Implants FAQ's
Dental implants are a popular and effective solution for replacing missing teeth. Most dental implants offer several benefits over traditional tooth replacement options, such as removable dentures, prosthetic teeth or dental crown and bridges. One of the main benefits of dental implants is that they function and feel like natural teeth, allowing individuals to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
Additionally, it anchored directly into the jawbone, which helps to preserve the integrity of the bone and prevent deterioration. This helps to maintain the natural shape of the face, and prevent the sunken-in appearance that can occur with missing teeth. Dental implants also do not rely on the support of neighboring teeth, which can be left intact and untouched. Furthermore, dental implants are long-lasting and durable, with a high success rate, and it can last for many years with proper care and maintenance.
The success rate of implant dentistry is generally considered to be high. According to a systematic review of multiple studies, the overall survival rate of dental implants is approximately 95-98% at five to ten years. However, it's important to note that the implant success rate can vary depending on several factors like the quality of the implant, patient oral hygiene after the procedure, and the patient's overall health to name a few.
The healing time for dental implant placement can vary depending on several factors, including the location of the implant, the patient's overall health, and the type of implant used. In general, the healing process typically takes several months and dental implants require conscientious at-home oral care and regular dental visits to preserve function and prevent
A good candidate for dental implants is generally considered to be someone who is in good overall health, has healthy gums, and has adequate bone to support the implant.
It's important to note that each case is unique and a thorough consultation with a dental professional such as a dentist, oral surgeon or a periodontist is needed to determine if dental implants are the best treatment option for you and your specific case.