Dental Implants in Coeur d'Alene
At Orban Family Dental, we strive to offer advanced dentistry services in a modern, family-friendly practice with a small town feel. One of the many specialty services we offer is implant supported tooth replacement. Dental implants are titanium posts that mimic root structures and provide support for replacement teeth. Implants are able to support replacements for any number of missing teeth, from a single crown to a full arch of teeth, and they provide patients with a more natural look, feel, and function. We welcome patients from Coeur d’Alene, Kellogg, and other nearby communities to contact our team for a dental implant consultation to find out more.
Dental Implant Placement
The first step of the two part dental implant process is placing the titanium implant posts below the gum line. This is a minor surgical procedure, and successful completion requires that patients have adequate jawbone density to support the implant and are healthy enough for a minor surgery. The procedure itself varies in length based on the number and location of implants to be placed. The placement itself simply requires a small incision in the gums and the correct positioning of the implant in the gums.
Dental Implant Restoration
After a period of one or more months, during which time the patients’ gums heal and the implant post fuses with the jawbone, they return to our practice to have a dental restoration attached to the implant. We are able to support any type of tooth replacement with one or more dental implants. Depending on patient preference, we may use removable or permanent attachments to connect the restoration with the implant posts. This process is typically fairly painless and requires a minimal amount of local anesthesia and less than 24 hours of recovery time for patients.
Implant Retained Dentures
For many patients, removable full and partial dentures and dental crown supported bridges offer adequate structure and stability. For others, an implant retained prosthetic from Dr. Filip Orban and his team might be a better option. By connecting prosthetics to a dental implant post, patients experience numerous benefits, including:
- Improved oral health due to the increased retention of jawbone density and gum tissue volume when root structure is restored
- Maintaining a youthful appearance is possible, due to the retained bone and gum tissue
- Improved chewing ability by up to 70%, allowing for a more varied diet