Missing a tooth can cause some serious confidence issues and can also bring some health issues. If you are missing a tooth or teeth, Complete Dental Care is here to help you!
What is an Implant?
Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth and fill the holes in your smile. These artificial teeth are surgically placed within your jawbone to act as your natural teeth.
To receive an implant, you will need to consult with your dentist, Dr. Scarborough or Dr. Bue, to assure that this procedure is the best fit for you. If a dental implant is decided, the dentist will then discuss the details of your artificial tooth (size, shape, and color).
Implants are made up of two parts, the piece that goes into the jawbone and the artificial tooth that will be placed on top. The abutment, or bottom piece of the implant, is a metal post used as the “root.” Just as the roots of natural teeth are secured into the jawbone, the abutment is too. The placement of the abutment will be completed by an oral surgeon.
After the abutment is placed into your jawbone, complete healing is needed. Once the jawbone is completely healed, your artificial tooth will be ready for placement. The dentist will place the artificial tooth onto the abutment creating a new tooth!
Benefits of Having an Implant
- Having a full set of teeth helps increase self-confidence.
- A missing tooth can cause bone deterioration
- Since the implant is a porcelain tooth, there is no possible way for the tooth itself to accumulate decay or cavities.
- The tooth is custom made to fit your mouth and match your natural teeth in size and color.
- The implant will never be stained or discolored.
The care that comes with having a dental implant isn’t any different than taking care of your other natural teeth. Flossing and brushing twice a day is still recommended!
If you are in Kellogg, Idaho, or Spokane, Washington, and are looking for options to fill in your smile, schedule a consultation today. We can help you achieve the smile that you have always wanted. If you have any questions or concerns about the dental implant, please feel free to contact us.