Dental Implants Boise, ID

Let Dental Implants Restore Your Smile.

From gum disease and decay to backyard football accidents, there are myriad reasons why a person can be missing a tooth. An estimated 69% of Americans age 35-44 are missing at least one tooth. While it may be tempting to leave the gap and not replace the missing tooth, this can lead to a variety of dental problems. The best solution is to have Boise Dentist Scott Wright and the team at Centennial Dental Center replace your missing tooth with a dental implant. Dental implants provide a long-term solution, often lasting the remainder of the patient’s life. They also function exactly like a natural tooth, allowing you to eat anything you want without worry. To learn more about Dental Implants, contact our Boise Office at 208-322-1112.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are the anchor that is placed in the jaw and is just one part of the prosthetic tooth replacement. What many people think of as dental implants consist of three sections: the implant, the abutment, and the crown. The implant is made of titanium and is screwed down into the socket of the former tooth root. The jawbone then grows around the implant, fully making it a part of the jaw. Afterward, your dentist will place a post, also called the abutment, on the implant, and attach a crown (false tooth) to the post.

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Who Is an Ideal Candidate For Implants?

For a patient to be able to have dental implants in Boise, ID, he or she must have sufficient jawbone mass to support the titanium implant. If the person has been missing the tooth or teeth for some time, there is a good chance that there has been some deterioration of the jawbone. There may not be enough structural jawbone to adequately support the implant. In these cases, jawbone grafts will be necessary to grow new bone mass before an implant can be placed.

Otherwise, just about any adult of any age can have an implant. The patient’s jawbone must be fully developed when placing an implant, hence the “adult” requirement.

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