Dental implants are one of the best ways to achieve permanent tooth replacement. These titanium posts are placed in the jawbone to function as roots of missing teeth. The abutments placed over these posts, above the gum line, are used to hold a dental restoration, which may include dentures, bridges, or a single dental crown.
At Northwest Dental Center of Boise, Idaho, our team of dental professionals can help you decide if you are a good fit for implants or might want to consider an alternative solution.
Dental implants require patients to have a healthy jawbone structure to ensure the placement of dental implants is successful. Drs. Don Cook and David Bingham want to reduce the potential of failure whenever possible. Hence, X-rays are used to check the health of the bone and to plan the placement of the implant.
Without sufficient bone, patients may want to consider alternative tooth replacement solutions like dentures or bridges. Alternatively, patients dedicated to getting dental implants in the future can ask about procedures such as bone grafting that can build up the jawbone and allow the implant to be placed later on.
Dental implants can last a lifetime, but patients have to be mindful to maintain their oral health and wellness in order for them to stay in place. This includes brushing and flossing after meals and visiting Northwest Dental Center for evaluations and regular cleanings as directed by Drs. Don Cook and David Bingham.
If you are looking for a dentist offering implant dentistry “near me” in the Boise, ID area, we welcome you to book an appointment at our office. Northwest Dental Center is located at 8300 West Northview Street and can be reached by calling (208) 314-4416.
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