Dental implants have become a sought-after solution to your problem of missing teeth. Implants are artificial tooth roots made using titanium attached to your jawbone. We allow them to fuse with your bone, after which they become a foundation for your artificial teeth, hence replacing your missing teeth, restoring your tooth functionality, and enhancing your smile. Implants can be used to replace one or more teeth in your jaw.
What are the Benefits of Implants?
- Implants are a comfortable solution over other restorative options like dentures.
- Dental implants have a high success rate.
- There is a lower risk of cavities when you opt for dental implants.
- Dental implants lead to better maintenance of your bone at the site of the missing teeth as they prevent bone deterioration.
- You do not experience sensitivity in the nearby teeth.
What are the Types of Dental Implants?
They are the most common dental implants that we embed in your jawbone to hold one or more dental crowns.
Subperiosteal implants are affixed on the top of your jawbone. We use this option of restoration if you do not have much height to your jawbone.
How is Dental Implant Surgery Performed?
Before the dental implant surgery, we will carry out a dental examination to check if you are a candidate for the procedure. It is essential to have enough jawbone to support the restoration. If your jawbone is not enough, we recommend a bone grafting surgery before the treatment. It involves taking out bone tissues from other parts of the body or using a synthetic bone material and adding to your existing jawbone.
During the implant surgery, we will make a small incision into your gums to expose your jawbone. A titanium stud will be placed into your bone. We will close the incision and allow some time to heal. This healing period, known as osseointegration, ensures that the implant fuses properly to your jawbone. It may take four to six months.
On the second appointment, we will place another part of the implant, called an abutment. This is a minor outpatient procedure. We will administer local anesthesia to ensure it doesn’t hurt. Your gums will be reopened to expose the implant and bond the abutment in place. After this procedure, we will give you some more time to heal.
In the meantime, the impressions of your teeth will be taken to create a dental crown matching your natural teeth. The final appointment involves placing the crown.
To find out more about the dental services offered at Ustick Dental Office, call (208) 375-8720 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit Dentist in Boise ID at 9733, W Ustick Rd, Boise, ID 83704.