Get Healthy, Natural-Looking Teeth With Dental Implants
Teeth are designed to last, but for some people they don’t last your entire lifetime. When you lose a tooth—whether it’s because of decay, trauma, or some other reason—the impact can be significant and the consequences far-reaching. Having one or more missing teeth can makes it difficult to chew and speak properly, it can make social interactions more difficult, contribute to poor self-esteem, and even affect things like your ability to get a job.
Replacing missing teeth is important both for your general health and for the health of your mouth, your other teeth, and your gums. Dental implants have been used for more than 50 years to replace missing teeth, but in recent years they have become one of the most popular options, and they offer many advantages to patients.
How Implants Work
A dental implant is a metal device that is inserted into your jawbone to act as an “anchor” for a replacement tooth or crown. When you lose a tooth, you can subsequently lose bone mass and strength in your jaw, which can cause problems for your appearance as well as your other teeth, leading to higher rates of decay in surrounding teeth, and the potential that your remaining teeth could move.
Once inserted, a dental implant fuses with your jawbone to create a root that is similar to the root of your natural teeth, and the crown or prosthetic tooth placed on top is firmly fixed in place.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Perhaps one of the main reasons patients choose dental implants over other options, such as removable dentures, partial dentures, or bridges, is the natural appearance of an implant. We carefully craft your implant to match the shape, size, and color of your natural teeth.
Since a dental implant fuses with your jawbone and is firmly fixed in place, they allow you to eat, drink, and chew just like you would with natural teeth, without worrying about whether or not your dentures might fall out. They are also designed to last for decades and can help prevent further bone loss in the future.
Learn More at Caring Smiles
Not every person is a good candidate for dental implants, so the best option is to call the office of Caring Smiles at 208 893-5000 to schedule a consultation, learn more about the procedure, and find out if it would be the right choice for you.
Enhance your smile and discuss your dentistry with non-metal fillings options with our doctors today!