Dental Implants: The Most Effective Way to Replace Missing Teeth

Dental implants placed and restored at our Rexburg, ID, dental practice are the best way to rebuild a smile following tooth loss. These small titanium posts are placed directly into the jawbone to act as tooth roots that fuse permanently to the bone tissue. Once in place, they provide crowns, bridges, and dentures with a level of stability that allows you to chew and speak as normal, without having to worry that your restoration will shift out of place. Implants are also the one and only treatment that can stop the bone atrophy that occurs after tooth loss. 

Dental Implant Candidacy

If you have lost a tooth, have healthy teeth and gums, and have sufficient bone tissue in your jaw, you are most likely a candidate for a dental implant. In some cases, patients with diabetes or an autoimmune disorder may be precluded. If you have delayed addressing one or more missing teeth, and have experienced some jaw atrophy, we can perform a bone graft, a procedure that involves using donor tissue to restore the jaw.

If you are missing teeth, dental implants are considered the ultimate solution for restoring both the aesthetics of your smile and offering unparalleled health benefits.

Accurate assessment of your candidacy is crucial to the success of dental implants. The skilled dental team at Madison Park Dental Center will thoroughly review your medical history and the current state of your smile to determine if the treatment is right for you.

Planning and Procedure

Receiving dental implants requires at least two surgeries. To prepare, we will take x-rays of your jaw to determine optimal placement. During the first surgery, we will administer oral sedation so that you are comfortable. The surgeon will then create an incision in the gums and insert the threaded implant into the bone tissue. We use Nobel Biocare® implants exclusively. We find that they offer exceptional quality which can provide you with a lifetime of benefits. The surgeon will then suture the gums closed over the implant to facilitate its integration with the bone, which takes about three to six months.

Illustration of a tooth replacement with a dental bridge vs. a dental implant.

Once the integration is complete, you will undergo a second surgery. This will involve creating an incision in the gums and attaching an abutment piece to the implant. Next, we will suture the gums closed in order to leave the abutment exposed above the gumline. When the gums have healed, usually after about two weeks, we can take impressions of the abutments and any surrounding teeth in order to begin crafting your custom crown, bridge, or denture.

Budgeting for Implants

Dental implants are considered an elective procedure that most insurance plans do not cover. However, since they offer life-changing benefits, Madison Park Dental Center believes in making implants accessible to patients who need them. We offer convenient payment plans that can help you experience the health, confidence, and satisfaction that implants provide.

Schedule Your Consultation

If you are missing teeth, dental implants are highly regarded as being the ultimate solution for restoring both the aesthetics of your smile and offering unparalleled health benefits. Dental implants can restore your confidence, your oral health, and your overall quality of life. Schedule a consultation today to find out if dental implants are right for you.

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