Dental implants are a revolutionary solution for replacing missing teeth, providing both functionality and aesthetics that closely mimic natural teeth. They consist of two primary components: the implant post and the implant restoration. The implant post is a small screw (made of titanium or another biocompatible material) that is surgically inserted into your jawbone, acting as a replacement for the tooth root. This post provides a sturdy foundation for the implant restoration, which can be a single crown, a dental bridge or a denture, depending on your specific needs.

The process begins with a thorough evaluation by Dr. Gregory Davis to ensure you are a suitable candidate for dental implants. Factors such as oral health, bone density and overall health are considered. If you meet the criteria, the implant placement surgery will be scheduled. During this procedure, the implant post is carefully inserted into the jawbone. Following the surgery, a healing period is necessary to allow the post to integrate with the bone, a process known as osseointegration. This integration is crucial for the stability and longevity of the implant.

One of the leading names in dental implant technology is Biomet 3i dental implants. Known for their innovative design and high success rate, 3i implants are a preferred choice for many dental professionals. They offer various options to accommodate different patient needs and anatomical considerations, ensuring a customized and effective solution for tooth replacement. Benefits of 3i implants include:

  • Increased precision of implant posts
  • Greater comfort following treatment
  • Increased ability of the implant to withstand pressure
  • Improved oral health
  • Higher success rate for the implant
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Long-lasting, durable and functional results
  • Multiple 3i implants can be placed during a visit
  • A natural-looking final result
  • Prevention of bone loss and gum recession

Caring for your dental implants involves the same routine as caring for natural teeth. This includes brushing twice a day, flossing daily and regular visits to our dentist for exams and cleanings. Proper care is essential to maintain the health of the surrounding gums and bone, ensuring the longevity of the implant.

Anyone who has lost a tooth or multiple teeth can consider dental implants as a viable option. As long as your gums are healthy and there is adequate bone to support the implant, you are likely a good candidate. However, if you have pre-existing conditions such as gum disease or tooth decay, these will need to be addressed before proceeding with implant treatment.

If you have any questions about dental implants in Boise, Idaho, or are considering them as a tooth replacement option, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our dental team. We are dedicated to helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile and are here to guide you through every step of the process. Contact State Street Dental today at 208-939-1700 to learn more about how dental implants can improve your oral health and quality of life.