Dental implants in Boise, Hailey, and Star, ID

Single Tooth Replacement in Boise, ID

Dental implants are a popular tooth restoration option because of their natural-looking appearance and overall convenience. Patients who are missing a single tooth or many teeth can benefit from dental implants, because they are incredibly versatile. Your oral surgeon will tailor the details of your dental implant treatment to match your individual needs.

Every oral surgeon at Whitewater Oral Surgery Group | Dental Implant Experts is board-certified and held to the highest standards of patient care. When you visit our office, Dr. Kempers, Dr. Nelson, or Dr. Hastings will closely examine your oral health and customize the dental implant treatment to fit your exact needs. We specialize in implant dentistry and helping more patients qualify for implant-based restoration. Contact us to learn more about single tooth replacement in Boise, ID, and to schedule your appointment.

Why Replace a Tooth?

Replacing a missing tooth is vital to your oral health and your self-esteem. Often, a missing tooth may cause people to feel the need to hide their smiles and avoid laughing or eating around others. By replacing the missing tooth, you can eat, speak, and smile with confidence.

Natural teeth have roots that are embedded into the jaw bone. These roots stimulate the bone, keeping it strong. When a tooth is missing, the jaw bone begins to deteriorate due to lack of stimulation.

Missing teeth can lead to the surrounding teeth shifting out of place. Teeth also help us maintain the structure of the jaw. Without all of our teeth, facial structure may become uneven and it may look like facial features are sagging. Having a complete set of teeth prevents bone loss and dental shifting, preserves facial structure, and restores your confidence.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implant-based tooth restoration is the only type of restorative treatment that prevents jaw bone loss, because the implant post fuses to the jaw bone and acts just like a natural tooth root. The dental crown is custom-made to blend in with your other teeth for beautiful, natural-looking results.

The presence of a dental implant prevents adjacent teeth from shifting into the open space, similar to a natural tooth. This type of restoration is completely customizable. You can receive a single dental implant to replace a single tooth, multiple implants, or a new arch of teeth through full-arch restoration. Dental implants require no special care. Simply brush and floss your implants twice per day along with your other teeth.

Tooth Replacement Options in Boise, ID

There are many options to consider when it comes to replacing a damaged or missing tooth. Our team will walk you through your options and help you decide which type of tooth restoration works best for your smile, your goals, and your financial situation.

  • Dental Implants. Dental implants improve oral health and are the only option that fuses to the jaw bone. You can receive single tooth implants anywhere you need a new tooth, an implant-supported bridge, or a brand new smile using several implants to hold a fixed denture. When properly cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime.
  • Dentures/Bridges. Some patients choose more traditional options like full or partial dentures or tooth-supported bridges. These options often don't require any type of surgery and can be cheaper in the beginning. However, they must be replaced every few years and specially cared for.
  • No Replacement. Without a tooth, adjacent teeth can shift into the open space. The jaw bone will weaken in this area due to lack of stimulation, possibly causing facial features to sag. It may also feel embarrassing not to have a complete smile.

Same-Day Dental Implants

One tremendous option to consider is same-day dental implants, also known as immediate implants. This treatment is ideal if you need a tooth extracted, then replaced with an implant. On the same day as your tooth extraction, your oral surgeon can insert a dental implant post. This saves you time and money by eliminating the need for another dental implant procedure to place the implant.

Same-day dental implants can only be done if there is enough jaw bone to support the new tooth. If bone loss has occurred, your surgeon can place a bone graft into the socket once the tooth is extracted. In some cases, a bone graft can be placed around the dental implant post, so that new bone forms and heals around the post at the same time.

If the tooth was extracted as a result of gum disease, the gum disease must be treated before an implant can be placed. This is because a dental implant requires healthy bone and gum tissue to ensure its stability and success.

At your consultation, we will discuss same-day dental implants and if you qualify. By immediately replacing an extracted tooth, you have less overall recovery time, spend less money, require fewer surgical visits, and receive a new tooth faster. Contact Whitewater Oral Surgery Group | Dental Implant Experts today to find out more about single tooth replacement in Boise, ID, and your restoration options.

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