Dental Implants in Boise, Idaho | Boise Prosthodontics
Dental implants can improve your smile’s health, function, and appearance. Implant dentistry is by far the best option for replacing missing teeth. They prevent the jawbone from deteriorating, stop other teeth from shifting, hold dental restorations securely in place, and look completely natural in appearance. The best part is that they can replace a single tooth, several missing teeth, or all of your teeth.
At Boise Prosthodontics, our doctors can attach one dental crown, bridge, or denture to dental implant posts. Keep reading to learn more about the dental implant options available.
Replace One Missing Tooth
Suppose you have a natural tooth loss due to an accident, a tooth extraction, or genetics. If that is the case, at Boise Prosthodontics, we can pair a dental implant with one dental crown to maintain your smile and oral health. The artificial tooth root is placed into the jaw bone socket left by your missing tooth.
After the dental implant procedure, you enter into a process called osseointegration. Osseointegration is when the surrounding bone forms around the implant, essentially making it a part of your body, usually requiring three to six months. A temporary restoration can be placed during this time of healing.
Once osseointegration is complete, a perfectly matched, custom-made crown fills in the gap. It gives you an entirely natural-looking appearance and a beautiful smile.
Replace Several Teeth
A dental bridge is the best option for long-term restoration if you have lost a couple or more teeth in a row. A bridge has two or more prosthetic teeth fused together to replace several missing teeth.
Unlike one missing tooth, implant-supported bridges do not require one implant for each lost tooth. We can use fewer implants strategically placed to hold the whole bridge.
A custom-made partial denture also replaces several missing teeth with a couple of strategically placed dental implants to hold it in place securely.
Replace All of the Teeth
A full denture is the best solution if you are missing all of the teeth in your upper or lower arch. In this case, we use the All-on-4 and All-on-X techniques to replace your teeth. This approach places a maximum of four to eight dental implants in the arch.
A denture is attached to the implants and restores your smile in no time. You can talk and eat confidently, knowing they are securely in place — no more embarrassing slippage with removable dentures.
Get Your Dental Implants in Boise, Idaho
Regardless of the type of dental implant you choose, we will design a natural-looking tooth replacement that complements your surrounding features and improves your appearance and overall health. Please schedule a consultation at Boise Prosthodontics today to find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants in Boise, Idaho, or ask more questions about the treatment plan and bone grafts. We look forward to helping you get your smile back.