At Woodland Family Dental, we can replace missing teeth with a strong, permanent option. Many patients already know that they do not like the look of a missing tooth, and they may even be annoyed at the feel of a missing tooth, but the problems can be even so much more. Our dentists, Dr. S. Welton and Dr. D. Welton, can meet with you to evaluate your situation and make suggestions based on your needs.
What is a dental implant?
A single or multiple tooth implant will help restore both aesthetics, function, and health to your mouth. We place a titanium post straight into the jawbone where the tooth is missing. Titanium is biocompatible, meaning that your body will not reject it and has the unique property that allows your living tissue to grow around it, bonding it to your bone, making it part of your bone. The discovery of this ability has led titanium to being used all over the skeletal frame to make surgical repairs, including in hips, knees, shoulders, and more. Once this bonding, known as osseointegration, has occurred, the bond will be strong and stable.
With the post now securely in place, we can attach the dental crown to the post, giving you a tooth that looks and feels like your natural tooth.
Other ways implants can be used
Increasingly, patients are aware that implants can be used to replace a single tooth, but they can do much more. We also use implants to:
Are implants right for me?
In most situations, tooth implants is a very successful dental procedure, the success rate is above 90%, making it the most successful of any other dental restoration. With that, there are some characteristics that we seek in candidates for the placement of dental implants. We are happy to schedule an evaluation with you to discuss your options. There are some preparatory actions that we can take to increase your odds of success. Things that we consider is the health of the bone available, many patients require a very simple in office bone graft procedure in preparing to have their implant placed. Another aspect that we take into consideration is the patient’s ability to heal. Patients who suffer from diabetes and patients who smoke have a decreased ability to heal, this may be a problem with the post setting as it should. Discuss these topics with Dr. S. Welton or Dr. D. Welton when discussing the placement of a tooth implant.
For more information on teeth implants for single, multiple or even all of your teeth, contact our dentists, Sunnshine M. Welton DDS and David G. Welton DDS, at our Post Falls, ID 83854 office by contacting our front office at: (208) 254-4600
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1100 E Polston Avenue
Post Falls, ID 83854-6045
Phone: (208) 254-4600
Fax: (206) 777-1627