Do you have a missing tooth that you wish you could get replaced? Are you concerned that because you have a missing tooth, your other teeth might be getting undue wear and tear because you are compensating for the missing tooth? Are you ready to have your missing tooth replaced with a permanent tooth replacement solution? If so, we suggest a single tooth replacement near Eagle and Boise ID with a dental implant.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a small titanium rod placed in the gap where your missing tooth was. This rod is then inserted into your gums and the jawbone, where it will fuse with the jawbone, creating a “new” tooth root. The healing process for this procedure is between 3-6 months. In the meantime, a temporary dental crown is placed onto the healing dental implant. Once the dental implant is fully healed, a permanent custom made dental crown is placed onto the dental implant.
Why is having a dental implant to replace a missing tooth a good tooth replacement option?
- A dental implant is very sturdy. Because it creates a “new” tooth, it is a stable and long-lasting tooth replacement. This tooth replacement really is just like you’ve grown a new tooth.
- A dental implant looks natural. Other tooth replacement options to replace missing teeth, such a dental bridge, can sometimes look less than natural. We are betting that nobody who sees your smile would ever guess you had a missing tooth replaced with a dental implant. A dental implant is usually completely undetectable.
- A dental implant doesn’t just replace the tooth, like a dental bridge does. A dental implant is really a “new” tooth root. The advantage to this is oftentimes when you lose a tooth and its root, the gums recede and this can give you a gaunt look. A dental implant can keep your face looking natural and symmetrical.
If you are looking for a permanent tooth replacement option or dental implant in Eagle and Meridian ID, call today!