The best answer for missing teeth is dental implants in Kalispell. Because this type of tooth replacement acts just like the root of a natural tooth you will never look older than you actually are.
Your Roots Keep Your Bone Active
People who have missing teeth or people who wear dentures will have bone loss. Bone loss occurs because there is nothing to exercise the bone.
The roots of your teeth are what keep your bone from shrinking. Dental implants, which are screw or posts surgically implanted in or on your jaw, trick the bone so to speak into thinking they are tooth roots.
If you follow the Northwest Center for Dentistry blog you will recall that this process is known as osseointegration.
The process occurs when your implants integrate and bond with your bone. This is the most important part of the process.
Dental implants made from titanium and biocompatible for those allergic to metal, bond tightly with the bone over a period of weeks or months.
Depending on your dental implant surgery you may require anywhere between 6 to 18 months of healing time before your artificial teeth can crown your dental implant posts.
For those who require other types of surgery before placement more healing time is needed. Other types of surgery could include bone grafting or gum surgery.
Dental Implants in Kalispell
Dr. Cameron Clark is an experienced dental implant dentist who will advise you on the best replacement for missing teeth.
For some a single dental implant is all that is needed. For others a complete set of dental implants or multiple dental implants is best.
If you have been wearing dentures talk to your implant dentist in Kalispell about permanent replacements.
While dentures are certainly better than nothing they will not bond to your gums because dentures do not have roots.
Dental Implants for Everyone
While not everyone is a good candidate for dental implants most people are. If you don’t smoke, are free from gum disease or other types of systemic diseases you are perfect for dental implants.
On the other hand if you like to smoke, indulge in alcohol on a daily basis, have diabetes or other types of disease, dental implant failure is a real possibility.
Kalispell Implant Dentist
If you would like to learn more about dental implants, call or send a direct message and talk to a team member from Northwest Center for Dentistry today.