Do you have missing teeth? Are you looking for a stable restoration to balance out your smile?
Look no further than dental implants. Dental implants can replace one or more teeth and look and feel natural. Dental bridges and dentures, which are restorative treatments needed for multiple or whole rows of missing teeth, can also be secured with dental implants. But why should missing teeth be replaced, and what does the process for receiving dental implants entail?
Benefits of Replacing Missing Teeth
There are multiple benefits that replacing missing teeth can offer, such as a more uniform bite, improved speech, and renewed tooth structure. Replacing missing teeth prevents problems such as tooth decay and infection. Filling the gaps left by missing teeth prevents the overcrowding of shifting teeth. Overcrowding makes it more difficult to clean between teeth, areas where plaque can build up. Preventing these conditions with restorative solutions such as dental implants improves oral health.
Treatment with Dental Implants
Before treatment, Dr. Brock Hyder will assess your teeth and gums to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. Good candidates are usually non-smokers who still have bone tissue in their jaw that the dental implant can fuse to. Dr. Hyder will create a customized treatment plan once you are approved for dental implants.
Dental implants consist of a titanium post that is inserted into the jawbone. After a healing period of 3 to 6 months, an abutment and dental crown are attached to the post. A dental bridge or denture can then be secured with dental implants. Many patients may forget that they have dental implants because they look and feel like natural teeth. The dental crowns that cover dental implants are custom-made to blend in which natural teeth.
Schedule an Appointment
Do you want to replace your missing teeth? Call Payette Dental today in Payette, ID at 208.243.9807. Our professional team is dedicated to providing patients of all ages with comprehensive dental care they can smile about. We will work with you every step of the way to ensure that your treatment is comfortable and runs smoothly.
Dental Implant FAQs
Who isn’t a good candidate for a dental implant?
If you have certain oral health issues like gum disease or other infections, those will have to be treated before implants can be placed. You’ll also have to have a certain amount of healthy bone structure to support the implants. If you have to take certain medications, particularly immune suppressants, you may not be eligible either.
Can dental implants be gotten years after tooth extraction?
Yes, as long as you have a suitable bone structure, you can get a dental implant placed at any time.
Can dental implants be removed?
Yes, however, the implant has to have failed for your dentist to move forward with the removal. Considering dental implants have a 95% success rate, this happens very rarely.