At North Idaho Dental Group, our dentists are highly skilled and trained in dental implantology. If you are looking for tooth replacement, an implant can be an excellent choice.
Dental Implants Prevent Bone Loss
When you lose a tooth and its root, the bone that supported it starts to break down. Over time, surrounding teeth can become mobile and even lead to additional tooth loss. Bone loss can also contribute to a sunken, aged facial appearance.
A tooth implant helps prevent further bone loss by stimulating bone regeneration as a natural root would. Protecting the jawbone's integrity also contributes to a fuller, more youthful facial appearance.
Other Benefits of Dental Implants
An implant tooth is the closest thing in dentistry to a real tooth. After it heals, the implant post becomes so stable that it can support a crown that allows you eat all your favorite foods comfortably again.
When we restore the implant with a beautiful custom dental crown, the result is a replacement tooth that mimics the form and function of a real tooth.
Are You a Good Implant Candidate?
Some determining factors for implant placement are bone quality and quantity, sinus proximity, and proximity to adjacent teeth.
At NIDG, we use 3-D cone beam CT scans and state-of-the-art software to evaluate the bone and plan implant placement with a high degree of surgical precision. The result is a more comfortable, efficient procedure with better outcomes and less time in the dental chair for the patient.
Our dentists would love to discuss all the benefits of dental implants with you. Please call our Coeur d'Alene or Ponderay dental office to schedule an appointment.