Whether you’re trying to restore the smile you used to have or create the one you’ve always wanted but weren’t sure how, dental implants in Coeur d’Alene provide the best solution. As the technology of implants has advanced over the years, more patients are learning the multitude of benefits they provide.
By the time you finish receiving your implants, your friends and family won’t be able to tell the difference between your natural teeth and your prosthetics. Learn the benefits today before setting up your consultation.
Dental Implants Carry a High Success Rate
According to documented research and clinical studies on dental implant procedures, success rates have shown to reach 95 percent. This is considered the highest of any tooth-replacement option, even with patients with low bone density. After the implant is integrated and functional, they can last a lifetime when accompanied with proper oral hygiene.
Part of this high success rate is the dental consultation you’ll have beforehand that ensures your eligibility for dental implants. If a dentist doesn’t think you’ll properly receive an implant, they’re more likely to offer an alternative form of restoration rather than put you at risk of implant failure. Your dentist may also recommend bone regeneration techniques if they think it’s necessary for a successful implantation. If you are eligible, you’ll find that implants carry the opportunity to solve multiple dental issues at a time.
They Act as a Multi-Pronged Solution
You’ll find out during your consultation that implants can actually solve other issues you may be having besides replacing a single tooth. Consider the following solutions implants provide and ask your dentist if they are a viable option for you:
- Multiple tooth replacements – If you have multiple teeth missing at a time, your dentist can create a fixed bridge using two implants and three crowns on top to connect them. If you need more teeth replaced, the bridge can be extended to cover even more spots (usually four to eight implants are needed for a whole arch of teeth with 10 or more crowns on top.)
- Fixed and Removable Bridgework – Implants can also support a section of fixed bridgework that a removable section can be attached to.
- Anchorage tooth for movement – If you have misaligned teeth, temporary implants can act as stable anchor units for orthodontic devices for quicker and easier rearranging.
Regardless of your decision, you’ll soon find out that maintaining your new prosthetic is indistinguishable from the rest of your teeth.
Implants are Easy to Maintain
Your implants should be treated with the same care you’d give your natural teeth. This includes brushing twice a day, flossing, and seeing your dentist for regular checkups to confirm it’s remaining in place and staying healthy. However, if you’re already experiencing teeth grinding or clenching you may need to wear a nightguard to keep it in good condition.
A bonus to dental implants is since they are ceramic, they will never decay or have any root canal problems. The biggest concern is preventing gum disease and high amounts of stress resulted from bruxism.
Contact your dentist today to schedule a consultation for dental implants today!
About the Author
Dr. Filip Orban earned his Bachelor of Arts in Biology at the Southern Adventist University. He then went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry and become a member of several dental associations. These include the ADA, the Implant Northwest Study Club, and the Academy of General Dentistry. To learn more about his practice and dental implant procedures, contact him at (208) 667-1546 or visit his website.