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Dental Implant Procedure
Dentist Great Falls

Image of dental implants in glass jaw model, at River's Edge Dental. Dental implants can be a great oral treatment option for damaged, missing, or broken teeth. Dental implant placement is a long-lasting plan to have teeth that operate just like natural teeth do. At River's Edge Dental, Dr. David Currie and Dr. Kimberly Currie can help you gain confidence in your smile with great, high-quality dental implants.

How Long Is the Recovery Process for Implants?

Dental implant surgeries for the bottom jaw will take less recovery time than you would experience with permanent crowns. The bottom jaw has dense bones, so the implant cap fuses with the bone at a rapid pace. This is called osseointegration. The back teeth of the upper jaw might need around 16 weeks to fully infuse into the bone. The bottom jaw implants will heal in 10 weeks after your dental implant appointment.

Dental Implants vs. Mini Dental Implants

Mini dental implants can be less intimidating than standard implants since they share a comparable structure yet are smaller in every way. These enable patients to receive an implant without the requirement for a bone transplant, which might not be effective. It might take around six months to mend entirely.

The implant consists of a small titanium screw about a toothpick's size with a tiny sphere on the tip to which O-rings may be attached to ultimately secure the replacement tooth.

Similar incisions will be placed on the gums during surgery to expose the jawbone under local anesthetic. The implant must then be placed in the bone using a drill, and Dr. David Currie will sew the wound up, leaving a little exposed region above the gums.

You will be given temporary teeth while the implants heal to prevent harm. Due to the difference in size, the operation and recovery time is shortened. We can generally complete the procedure in a single day, allowing for completion of the replacement teeth much more quickly.

The bone mass needed for osseointegration to occur with a mini implant is less. As a result, those who are experiencing bone loss or have a risk of developing it have alternatives to dentures. Its size is also appropriate for tiny spaces in the jaw or as a stabilizer for dentures, which, despite care, can slide over the gums.

Standard dental implants do generally offer better stability and are a long-lasting solution due to their larger size and design, even if they are more expensive than mini dental implants. As you continue to take good care of the implant, it may last for 20 years or more and can be comfortable and look and function just like natural teeth. Abutments and screws are utilized to help secure the implant firmly in place.

To schedule an appointment at River's Edge Dental for your dental implant procedure, call us at (406) 315-5882 today.
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At River's Edge Dental, Dr. David Currie and Dr. Kimberly Currie can help you gain confidence in your smile with great, high-quality dental implants. Give us a call!
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