Dental Implants in Coeur d'Alene

Dental Implants

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Great-Looking and Highly-Functional Dental Implants in Coeur d'Alene Can Transform Your Life

Our dental implants in Coeur d'Alene are giving an ever-increasing number of people with missing teeth a new lease on life.

Implants have become a popular alternative to traditional dentures and bridges. They let you get on with your everyday life with maximum convenience. Because dental implants look and function like natural teeth, they can restore your smile and enable you to speak and eat as normal.

A dental implant is a surgical procedure in which an artificial tooth root – usually titanium – is inserted into the jaw bone. A replacement tooth – permanent or removable – is then fixed to the implant. Permanent implant teeth feel more like natural teeth and are more stable than non-fixed replacement teeth.

Why You May Need our Dental Implant Services in Coeur d’Alene

In general, people are now living longer, which results in more wear and tear on our teeth. In some cases, regular brushing and flossing and check-ups can overcome this problem. However, other people find the ravages of time take their toll on their teeth.

Gum disease (periodontitis) is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults. In 2012, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that 50 per cent of the adult population was suffering from periodontal disease.

If you’ve lost teeth through gum disease, once the condition has been treated we can determine whether you’re suitable for dental implants. If you’ve suffered substantial bone loss, you may need a bone graft.

Another major factor in tooth loss is tooth decay, which, like gum disease, can weaken the tissues supporting teeth. Other people lose teeth through facial injuries including sporting mishaps.

Most people are a good fit for dental implants, which can replace a single tooth, several teeth or all your teeth. Implants can be used to support a single crown, a dental bridge or a full set of dentures.

Ideal candidates for dental implants have good oral and general health, with a fully developed jaw.

Our wide-ranging dental implant services in Coeur d’Alene include.

  • 3D imaging of CT scans for optimum treatment planning.
  • Bone grafting.
  • Addressing sinus problems.
  • Implant maintenance.

Advantages of Dental Implants

Besides convenience and enhanced appearance, Ideal Family Dentistry’s dental implant services in Coeur d’Alene will help to avoid weakening of facial structure by preserving bone.

Like muscle, bone declines when not used. Without the stimulation of a tooth root, the supporting bone can begin to waste away. Conventional dentures and bridges can’t fix this problem but implants are robust tooth root replacements that become part of your jaw and maintain its structural integrity.

Another benefit of dental implants is that they don't compromise the health of your natural teeth. Fitting a bridge requires removal of a significant amount of enamel from adjacent teeth. With an implant, a tooth can be replaced without damage to surrounding teeth because it does not rely on them for support. In fact, implants provide support for adjacent teeth.

Other benefits of our dental implant services in Coeur d’Alene include:

Strong bite function. The biting pressure of dentures is far less than that of natural teeth and this can cause breakdown of bone. The bite function of implants is as strong as natural teeth.

Long lasting. Bridges may last seven to ten years, less with root canals. Implants usually last a lifetime with proper care.

Why Choose Our Coeur d’Alene Dental Implant Services?

Dental implants have a success rate of up to 98 per cent – the highest of all surgical implant procedures – and a record of long-term effectiveness and reliability.

While many people find dentures inconvenient, taking care of implant teeth is the same as looking after natural teeth.

Implants can provide a permanent solution to tooth loss because they become part of your jaw, unlike bridges and dentures, which may have to be replaced over time.

Ideal Family Dentistry’s Dr. John Coburn is highly experienced in dental implants and keeps up to speed with latest developments in technologies and treatments. He is a member of the American Dental Association and a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

To find out more about our Coeur d’Alene dental implant services, you can schedule a consultation today. Just call us on 208-449-0414.

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