Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that support replacement teeth or dentures. At Cornerstone Dental of Rexburg, Dr. Crofoot places the implant into the jawbone, allowing it to fuse with the bone during “osseointegration.” Additionally, implants prevent deterioration of the jawbone from untreated tooth loss.
If you’re missing one or more teeth, you may be an excellent candidate for dental implants. That said, you’ll need to have healthy gums and be free from gum disease. Patients should also be free of significant health problems like heart disease or diabetes.
Good candidates for dental implants should also have enough bone in the jaw to support the implant and be committed to excellent oral hygiene and regular dental visits. Our dentist will help you determine if dental implants are a good choice.
Bicon Dental Implants
Bicon dental implants are a revolutionary solution for people suffering from missing or damaged teeth. These implants utilize unique designs that demonstrate unparalleled stability and long-term success rates.
Bicon dental implants can be used in a variety of situations, including single-tooth replacement, multiple-teeth replacement, and full-arch reconstruction. Additionally, their narrow platform design allows for minimal bone removal during surgery, reducing discomfort and promoting faster healing times.
The minimally invasive Bicon implants often allow the patients to get secure implant restorations without needing bone grafting procedures. With Bicon dental implants, patients can enjoy improved oral health while also regaining confidence in their smile with restorations that look and function like natural teeth.
The Process of Getting a Dental Implant
Dr. Crofoot will first assess your oral health, review your medical history, and conduct imaging tests such as X-rays or CT scans to determine your suitability for dental implants. He will then develop a personalized treatment plan based on your specific needs.
During the actual procedure, Dr. Crofoot will surgically place the implant fixture into the jawbone during a minor procedure. After the placement, a healing period of several months is usually required to allow the implant to integrate with the surrounding bone in an osseointegration process.
Once the implant has fused with the jawbone, a minor surgical procedure may be performed to attach the abutment to the implant fixture. This procedure involves exposing the implant and connecting the abutment, eventually holding the prosthetic restoration.
After the gums have healed and the abutment is in place, the dental prosthetic, such as a crown, bridge, or denture, is fabricated and attached. The restoration is custom-made to match your natural teeth's color, shape, and size, providing a natural-looking and functional replacement.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
- They look and function like natural teeth
- They are permanent, stable, and durable
- They enable you to eat and speak normally
- They prevent other teeth from shifting out of place and causing misalignment issues
- They help to prevent bone loss associated with missing teeth or dentures
- They are easy to take care of with brushing and flossing
- They don’t need to be removed for cleaning at night like dentures need to be
Dental implants provide several advantages, including improved aesthetics, restored chewing and speech function, enhanced oral health, and long-term durability when correctly cared for. They are considered a highly successful and reliable tooth replacement option, with high success rates and long-term predictability. To learn more about dental implants, visit Cornerstone Dental of Rexburg at 44 S Center St, Suite B, Rexburg, ID 83440, or call (208) 656-3008.