Dental Implants Boise, ID

Dental implants are one of the most natural-looking, effective solutions for replacing missing teeth. Dentists use them to replace one or more missing teeth. They can even replace a whole mouth of missing teeth. Replacing your teeth will improve your confidence, give you a prettier smile, and promote long-term oral health.

We offer many restorative dentistry services at LIFESmiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. However, dental implants in Boise, ID, are the best option we offer to replace missing, damaged, or decayed teeth. We offer many types of dental implants to improve your quality of life and overall health.

What are Dental Implants?

A dental implant has three parts: the implant post, an abutment, and a dental restoration. The implant post is a titanium fixture that resembles a screw. Your dentist will surgically place it in the jaw bone. Here, it will act as the missing tooth root and support the dental restoration.

Your dentist will secure an abutment to each implant post. Many types of abutments exist, and the type of restoration you need will decide the type you need. An abutment is a small metal piece that will connects the implant post and the restoration.

The final part, the dental restoration, will be a dental crown, denture, or dental bridge. The number of missing teeth you have will decide which one need. We will replace one tooth with a single dental implant and a dental crown. We replace more than one missing tooth with multiple dental implants and a dental bridge or denture.

Full Services for Dental Implants in Boise, ID

Dr. Dennis Garpetti and Dr. Brock Hyder offer a full range of dental implant services in our West Boise, Idaho dentist office. We perform all steps of the implant process under one roof, including the surgical procedure. This ensures you receive consistent, quality results.

Our dental team provides quality dental care to patients. Our goal is to help them restore their smiles through custom treatment plans to meet their unique needs.

Dental Implants in Boise, Idaho

Who is a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a good option for patients with any number of missing teeth. Patients who suffer from decay or damaged teeth that require extractions will also benefit from teeth implants.

To see if you qualify for dental implants, our dentists will conduct a full exam. They will assess your oral health, inspect your mouth, take X-rays, and review medical history. Only a few things that will exclude patients from implant treatment.

  • Jawbone Health: it is important to have enough healthy jaw bone to support each dental implant. If you suffer from bone loss in the jaw, you may need a bone graft to strengthen your jaw bone.
  • Overall Health: if the patient is in poor health, then they are at a higher risk of complications during the procedure. If you suffer from certain health issues, you may not qualify for dental implants.
  • Gum Disease: having healthy gums is a vital part of the healing process with dental implants. If you suffer from periodontal disease, you will need treatment before you can move on to implant placement.
  • The Use of Tobacco: patients that smoke may not qualify for dental implants. This is because smoking will slow down the healing process. You will need to be willing to at least quit during your implant treatment to qualify.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants are one of the most successful tooth replacement options when you compared them to other options. Any dentist will concur that they provide patients with the most benefits. While no artificial teeth solution can replace natural teeth, an implant-supported dental restoration is the second best choice.

Because the implant posts fuse with the bone, they hold the false teeth firmly in place. This also makes them much more sturdy without harming any remaining teeth. The implant post will also act as a replacement tooth root. This helps prevent bone loss in the jaw.

Missing teeth can have a bad effect on your oral health, confidence, and quality of life. Gaps along your arch can make it hard to smile and speak clearly. This alone can affect your personal and professional life.

Your oral health will also suffer. Gaps along the arch will cause the remaining teeth to shift towards leading to bite issues. People with missing teeth have a higher risk of developing gum disease, tooth decay, and more tooth loss.

Replacing teeth with dental implants can help restore your smile while providing long-term benefits for your oral health. Since they offer a high success rate and natural results, they will restore your confidence and improve your quality of life.

Implant dentistry provides a broad range of benefits:

  • No dietary limits
  • Prevents shifting teeth
  • Prevents the face from sagging
  • Durable tooth replacement
  • Natural-looking and comfortable
  • Encourages bone regeneration
  • Reduces risk of gum damage

What is the Dental Implants Process like?

Drs. Garpetti and Hyder will work with each patient to figure out if dental implants are the best choice for their exact needs. Patients must be in good health to undergo surgery.

The implant fixtures also need to have a good amount of healthy bone to fuse with to ensure the best results. This requires a healthy oral environment and a healthy patient.

Like with most other restorations, the process involves several dental implant procedures. However, it does take longer and requires several procedures and check-ups.

In general, the dental implant process involves:

  • A consultation and evaluation
  • Pre-treatments such as a bone graft if needed
  • Placement of the implants fixtures
  • Attachment of the abutments
  • Placement of the dental restoration

Several check-ups are also necessary make sure you are healing and progressing normally.

Planning and preparing

Planning and preparing your mouth is the most important part of getting dental implants. Your dentist will map out the exact placement of the fixtures to best support the restoration using advanced technology.

Before the implantation procedure, your dentist will discuss your dental sedation methods. We typically perform the tooth implant procedure under dental sedation or local anesthetic. We offer a full range of sedation options to meet your dental needs.

The surgery involves placing the dental implant into the jaw bone. Once the implants are in place, the healing period will take anywhere from 3 to 6 months. During this time, the titanium posts will fuse to the jaw bone.

During this time, your dentist may provide a temporary dental restoration. Then, we will place an abutment on the dental implant. This small metal piece is the connector between the dental implant and the final restoration.

After another few weeks of healing, your dentist will secure the permanent dental restoration.

Depending on your needs, your dentist will attach a dental crown, denture, or dental bridge. They will blend in and match your natural tooth.

Book a Consultation for Dental Implants in Boise, ID

Dental implants in Boise, ID, can restore function, beauty, and health to your smile. To determine if dental implants are right for you, visit our team at LIFESmiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. To schedule an appointment, call (208) 254-6365 or request an appointment online.

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