If you are facing the loss of one or more teeth, you might worry about having a loose denture. If you have a denture, you know that it is nothing like natural teeth. But dental implants can be like natural teeth. They look natural, function like natural teeth, and they can last a lifetime if properly cared for.
If you would like to learn whether you’re a candidate for dental implants in Kuna, please call (208) 922-1755 today for an appointment with a cosmetic dentist at Deluxe Dental.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are very much like natural teeth. They can have the same:
- Simple care
- Long life
Dental implants are (usually) anchored in the bone. This gives them the same stability as your natural teeth. And because they’re stable and can exert the same pressure, you get the same bite force you had with natural teeth. That means you can bite and chew normally. Plus, laughing and talking aren’t a problem with implants the way they can be with dentures.
Dental implants can look just like natural teeth, and because they’re always in place, you don’t need to worry your smile won’t look like you want.
Implants don’t require special care. Just brush, floss, and make regular dental visits. And if you take care of them properly, they can last a lifetime. Literally, people have had implants for over 50 years!
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Another good thing about implants is that most people can get them. You only need to meet three criteria:
- Be an adult whose jaw has finished growing
- Be missing one or more teeth
- Be in good health for surgery
If you meet those criteria, then you can get implants, but there are other things that might affect your procedure or your results. These include:
- Smoking or other tobacco use
- Gum disease
- Poor bone health
- Low bone volume or density
- Some medications
- Your commitment to treatment and care
We will talk to you about these factors and how they can affect your procedure.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant can be used to replace a tooth (or teeth) that is missing. A titanium metal screw is surgically inserted into the jaw bone, and an oral prosthetic device can be screwed on top to serve as a replacement tooth. The prosthetic device can be a crown, bridge or set of dentures. A dental implant offers exceptional support and stability and gives our patients replacement teeth that look, feel and function just like natural teeth. Another important benefit of dental implants is that they help to prevent the deterioration of the jawbone which commonly occurs with tooth loss.
Want to Learn More about Dental Implants?
For more information on dental implants or the option that is best for you, please give our dental office a call. You can reach our friendly staff at (208) 922-1755 to schedule an appointment.