Dental implants are the best solution whether you have been missing teeth for years or have recently lost a tooth. Regardless of your toothless situation, the dental implant team from Northwest Center for Dentistry is ready to help you smile again.
Dental Implants for a Healthy Smile
For dental implants to work, your gums need to be healthy, and your bone needs to be all there. In other words you cannot suffer from bone loss due to periodontal disease or other issues.
Kalispell Dentistry will make sure that you are healthy enough for dental implants before proceeding with any type of oral surgery.
Your Kalispell dentist Dr. Cameron Clark explains that when you lose a tooth your jaw immediately begins to shrink. This process eventually ages a person because the jaw starts to shrink.
Called resorption, it causes problems for other teeth as well. In other words, when you lose a tooth the other teeth try and make an adjustment by moving into the space that housed the lost tooth.
While dentures and bridges solve the problem of a missing tooth bringing function back, they do not offer bone support like dental implants do. Because of a process known as osseointegration, the posts fuse to the bone acting like real tooth roots.
Dental Implants are Amazing
Dental implants are screws or posts surgically implanted on or in your bone. Used to replace one or more missing teeth people with otherwise healthy teeth and gums are excellent candidates.
Made from titanium or human grade dental plastic if allergies are an issue, implant posts are surgically placed.
After surgery you may have to wait up to a year or more for healing, especially if other procedures, such as bone grafting, were required.
While some patients may be able to have their artificial teeth placed over the tops of the posts in just six months, the average healing time is between 12 to 18 months.
Once healing is completed your dental implant dentist in Kalispell places your new beautiful replacement teeth on top of the posts.
Just Like Natural Teeth
Your new dental implants look and feel just like natural teeth and shine just as bright as well. Best of all you can eat the foods you used to without embarrassing yourself with sloppy fitting dentures.
Dental implants also eliminate messy cleaning pastes and denture adhesives. You won’t believe how much better you feel when you don’t have to remove your teeth at night to give them a clean.
While your new teeth won’t decay, your gums can become diseased. It is vital that you brush and floss and see your Kalispell dentist for follow up visits.
A New Smile is Waiting
If you would like to learn more about dental implants, call or send a text and schedule a dental implants consultation with your Kalispell dental implant specialist today.