Dental Implant Placement
Great Falls, MT
Dental implant placement is a procedure that replaces missing teeth with artificial ones. The implants are titanium and anchored into the bone by screws or other devices. We do exactly the same at River's Edge Dental. We offer a wide array of dental services, including dental implant placement.
Dental Implant Restoration
Dental implants are a great alternative to dentures, partial or bridges. They are permanent solutions that work with your bone structure to anchor teeth into place. Dental implants are more natural than dentures because they blend in with your bone structure and teeth. They also provide stable and comfortable support and allow you to eat virtually anything.
For dental implant restorations, dental implants are placed into the bone using an implantation procedure performed by an experienced oral surgeon. The implant is then anchored into the bone by bonding with the tissue around it through a process called osseointegration. This gives you a solid foundation for your new tooth replacement, which will prevent future problems like loosening or breakage.
Our dentist will discuss the dental implant restoration process with you from the start to the end. Thus, you'll have the opportunity to ask questions about what you should expect and how it may affect you in the long run.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are a great option for replacing missing teeth. They are designed to be the ideal replacement for your smile and provide many benefits over traditional tooth replacement options.
Customizable to Fit Your Mouth
Our dentist will take an impression of your mouth from an x-ray exam and make a replica of the implant. You may need minor adjustments to this design if you have very small or large spaces between existing teeth or large gaps between adjacent teeth (crowded bites).
Provides a Natural Look
A dental implant has an organic appearance that looks completely natural in your mouth. Your dentist will create an impression of your jaw so they can design a custom-made tooth replacement that fits perfectly in your mouth and matches your existing smile structure.
Last Longer Than Other Types of Teeth Replacements
Traditional fillings wear out after five years, therefore, they must be replaced every five years. Dental implants, however, can last 20 years or more!
Improved Oral Health
Dental implants help improve oral health by supporting the jawbone and chewing muscles. This helps prevent bone loss around the implant site, leading to an increased risk of osteoporosis later in life. Additionally, by replacing one or more missing teeth with dental implants, you will avoid the damage caused by grinding on your remaining tooth surface.
Two of our most frequently asked questions are the most important ones. Every patient should know if they are a candidate and why they would want to go through the procedure.
Why Would I Want to Have Dental Implants?
Dental implants provide strong, stable support for your smile. While other options, such as dentures or bridges, can provide temporary support, they are not better suited for the long run. Dental implants last a lifetime and work well with subsequent restorations such as fillings and crowns.
Am I A Candidate for Dental Implant?
Getting a dental implant is for you if you have missing teeth due to tooth decay, injury or trauma, or other reasons like gum disease. However, not everyone is a candidate. You must be in good oral health otherwise. There might be other treatment options necessary before the procedure begins. Learn more about whether you are a good candidate for dental implants, by clicking here!
At River's Edge Dental, we offer a full range of dental implant services to meet your needs. We work with our patients to develop a comprehensive treatment plan with conservative and surgical options. Our team of highly skilled dentists and staff are committed to providing you with the best care possible. Contact us at (406) 315-5882 today.