Do you want to visit a dentist who provides a strong, secure tooth restoration? Well you can at Tree City Family Dental with dental implants. A dental implant (or tooth implant) is a device that goes in the place of a tooth root in order to support dental restorations. It acts as an anchor for dental prostheses like crowns, bridges, or dentures. Dr. Connaughton can both place and restore dental implants.
Because dental implants need to be strong, they are generally made of materials like titanium and are actually placed within the jawbone. In just a few months, the tooth implant will fuse with the bone, allowing it to function and feel like an actual tooth. The primary limitation of implant dentistry is bone mass: there must be enough bone to accept the surgically implanted device. If a patient does not have enough bone mass to accept the tooth implant, then options such as grafts may be considered in order to enable the procedure.
If you have dentures or are considering them, you may want to think about implant-retained dentures! This is a great alternative to traditional dentures and solves some of the most common problems. Implant-retained dentures are a type of over-denture that attaches firmly to dental implants. They promote healthy bone structure and slow the bone loss that is so common when teeth are lost. Implant-retained dentures are much sturdier than traditional dentures and improve chewing, speech, and your dental quality of life.
For a procedure like dental implants, you want a dental team with both the skills and experience to diagnose and carry out a plan to restore your ability to smile, speak, and chew. Dr. Connaughton understands how important it is for your new dental implants to blend in and to function like natural teeth. We’ll be with you every step of the way, from diagnosis to the final restoration when you can walk out of the office with a beautiful new smile.
For more information about getting dental implants in Boise, Idaho, we welcome you to contact us today.