Replace Missing Teeth – Rexburg, Id
Beautiful Options for New Teeth
If a tooth is knocked out and can’t be successfully replanted, or if it needs to be extracted entirely, you should try to have it replaced as soon as possible. Otherwise, your jawbone will shrink, your remaining teeth will shift, and you’ll have a much harder time fending off infection and other oral health issues. Our team at Bright Smiles Family Dental of Rexburg is ready to help you grin confidently again with several custom-made replacements that can be used to restore individual teeth or even entire rows. Call us today to set up a consultation with Dr. Snarr to discuss options to repalce missing teeth in Rexburg, ID.
Why Choose Bright Smiles Family Dental of Rexburg for Replacing Missing Teeth?
- In-House Dental Implant Placement
- Open Monday Through Friday
- Easygoing, Experienced Dentist and Team
A dental bridge may be used if you have one or more missing teeth. A single bridge is made of two crowns with a number of false teeth between them. To place it, first we need to file some enamel from the teeth on either end of the gap. This creates enough room to place the crowns over the teeth so that the rest of the false teeth can be used to fill in the gap.
When you’re told that you have multiple teeth to replace, odds are that dentures are the first option that come to mind. If you get full dentures to replace an entire arch of teeth, they’ll rest on your gums; on the other hand, if you need a partial denture to fill just a few gaps, a clasp will be used to keep it in place. Either way, you’ll need to take your denture out to clean it after meals and in the evenings.
When you ask a dentist, “What is the best option for replacing teeth?”, odds are they’ll answer with, “Dental implants.” This is because implants are the only replacement option that replace both the top portion of the tooth and the root. This means your new teeth are guaranteed to stay in place no matter what you eat, and you’ll continue to enjoy the health benefits of a full smile that rests on reliable roots. Dr. Snarr can replace and restore metal dental implants in-house.
Complete Dental Implant Service Under One Roof
In terms of stability, longevity, chewing strength, and oral health, dental implants are in a class of their own compared to the traditional forms of tooth replacement. If Dr. Snarr finds that you are a candidate for metal dental implants, he’ll be happy to handle the process in-house; instead of seeing a separate oral surgeon that you’re unfamiliar with, you can count on the team at Bright Smiles Family Dental of Rexburg to rebuild your grin from the roots up with dental implants in Rexburg, ID. Are you ready for a dental implant consultation? Call today.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants provide a way to replace the entire structure of a missing tooth. It is most commonly made from titanium, and it is shaped like a small post or screw. It is designed to rest in the jawbone like a natural tooth root, and it eventually becomes part of the surrounding tissue. This way, the implant can contribute to a healthy jawbone and keep your prosthetic tooth or teeth in place at all times.
The 4 Step Dental Implant Process
The initial consultation lets us confirm your candidacy for implants and determine the number of posts needed. We can also determine whether your treatment plan should include bone grafts or other procedures.
Dental Implant Surgery:
A minor surgery is performed to place the implants in the jawbone.
Osseointegration is the joining of the jawbone and the implant post, which can take 3 months or more. An abutment can be attached to an implant post once it has stabilized.
Delivery of Dental Implant Restoration(s):
Impressions of your mouth will be taken to design a crown, bridge, or denture. The restoration will be placed during a final appointment.
Benefits of Dental Implants
When you lose a tooth, the body will start to reabsorb nutrients from the jawbone in that area. When an implant is placed, it stimulates the bone and encourages blood flow to the area to maintain it. In other words, by choosing dental implants, you can maintain a strong jawbone and an un-sunken appearance. Additionally, your new teeth will look and feel highly lifelike, and you can expect them to last for 30 years or more with good maintenance.
Who Dental Implants Can Help
We will consider existing health conditions and examine your gums and jawbone before we decide whether dental implants are a good option in your case. Even if you can’t currently get implants, they might be an option after bone grafts, periodontal therapy, or other treatments.
There are several possible methods for restoring teeth with dental implants, and the approach that we recommend will be based on the number of teeth that you have lost.
Missing One Tooth
We can pair a dental implant post with a metal-free crown to rebuild a single tooth. If you don’t want to make any changes to your natural teeth, then an implant crown is generally the preferable choice over a traditional bridge. Implants are a viable option for replacing a tooth no matter where it was originally located.
Missing Multiple Teeth
The typical approach for replacing three or more consecutive missing teeth is to place two dental implants in the gap to support a dental bridge. Implants can also be used to support partial dentures that fill in gaps located throughout the mouth. The approach we take will depend on the situation.
Missing All of Your Teeth
A full denture naturally works wonders when you’ve lost an entire arch of teeth, and you can have the entire restoration attached to dental implants for added stability. The exact number of implants you will need isn’t set in stone, but it will usually be in the range of 4 to 6, and we’ll always gravitate towards the most conservative number possible.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
When you agree to pay for the dental implant procedure, you should be fully aware of what the cost entails. Any preliminary procedures will have to be paid for separately from the implant surgery, and the various parts of the implant (including the post(s), the abutment(s), and whatever restorations are used) will carry their own costs. We’ll make sure you have a reliable number to base your financial decisions on by the end of your initial consultation.
Dental Implant Post-Op Instructions
Once your dental implants are attached, you’ll need to take a few steps to ensure the smoothest recovery period possible. Thankfully, healing after your dental implant surgery is relatively straightforward and predictable in most cases. Before you leave, our office will go over the most common side effects to expect and how to manage them over the next several days. If you experience any abnormal symptoms or concerns, please don’t hesitate to let us know.
Maintaining & Caring for Your Dental Implants
Dental implants have given millions of people a new lease on their smiles after they’ve lost teeth. This solution has the potential to give you a complete, functional, and beautiful smile for a lifetime. That being said, they can only last this long if you take good care of them! In that way, they’re quite similar to natural teeth. Dental implant maintenance also resembles that of natural teeth; so you can put your mind at ease and make your new smile last for life!
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