Dental Implants in Twin Falls, ID
Natural-Looking, Long-lasting Tooth Replacement
The oral surgeons at Whitewater Oral Surgery Group specialize in dental-implant based tooth restorations, such as full-arch restoration. Whether you are missing a single tooth, multiple teeth, or all of your teeth, we can customize a treatment plan to restore your oral health.
Dental implants are a natural looking and long-lasting tooth replacement. Patients can enjoy the feeling of a complete smile that allows them to regain their confidence, ability to speak confidently, and improve their oral health.
Regain Your SmileMany of our dental implant patients tell us how life-changing the experience has been for them. We love helping our patients reclaim their smile!
Benefits of Dental Implants
Improve oral health
Replacing a missing tooth can help to prevent bone loss, bite alignment issues, dental shifting, bacteria buildup in the tooth socket, and more.
With proper care, dental implants are a long-term, permanent solution that can last a lifetime.
Enjoy restricted foods.
Once restricted from foods like steak, corn on the cob, apples, and nuts patients are free to enjoy these without the limitations caused by dentures or missing teeth.
Restore facial balance.
Facial sagging is a result of bone loss in the jaw. Dental implants restore facial aesthetics and improve oral health because they fuse with the existing jaw bone, stimulating it and keeping it healthy.
Types of Dental Implants in Twin Falls, ID
A single missing or failing tooth is replaced by a single dental implant. The dental implant is placed in a specific area in the mouth. This area can include the front teeth, canines, and even molars.
A traditional bridge requires neighboring teeth to be sanded down to support the prosthesis. Dental implants can be placed to support the bridge without altering healthy teeth that provide the jaw bone with stimulation and sustain its function.
Our oral surgeons can place a dental implant immediately after a tooth extraction. An immediate implant can only be done if there is enough existing jaw bone to support it. A bone graft can be placed to promote the growth of new bone if you do not have enough existing jaw bone.
For patients missing multiple or all of their teeth, a full-arch restoration is a life-changing procedure that creates a permanent and natural-looking new set of teeth. Dental implants are secured to a fixed denture in the upper, lower, or both arches, to restore complete oral function.
Patients with a metal allergy in need of a dental implant can experience the same long-lasting benefits of traditional tooth restoration with ceramic implants. This alternative option uses ceramic instead of titanium to provide the same function as traditional dental implants.
A zygomatic implant is used for patients requiring an implant in the upper dental arch. The bone that separates the maxillary sinus from the upper teeth can be too delicate, to support a dental implant. A long implant post is inserted directly into the zygomatic bone, creating a stable foundation for the dental implant.
Dental Implant Cost and Value
Whitewater Oral Surgery Group creates personalized treatment plans to ensure optimal results. During your consultation, your oral surgeon will complete an oral exam, take 3D scans of your face, and discuss your options for anesthesia. The number and type of implants, choice of anesthesia, if you require bone grafting, and more will determine the final cost of treatment.
With a high success rate and long-term results, patients can fully enjoy the natural look and feel of their replacement teeth. Removable dentures or bridges sit on top of the bony ridge in the mouth and do not prevent the jaw bone from deteriorating. Investing in your oral health with dental implants can prevent costly bone grafting procedures in the future. Contact one of our offices in Twin Falls, ID to learn more about how our oral surgeons can restore your smile.
The Dental Implant Surgical Procedure
Our surgeons have all received extensive training and are qualified to safely administer anesthesia and sedation to all of our patients. During the first visit, we will discuss your procedure and determine the correct anesthesia so you are as comfortable as possible. We will also take 3D scans of your mouth to get a detailed digital look at your current oral health.
On the day of your surgery, your surgeon will start the procedure by administering the anesthesia. They will then make an incision in the gum tissue and place the post into the jaw bone. Over the next few months, the post will fuse to the jaw bone. When it is fully healed, your restorative dentist will place your custom-made crown.
Types of Anesthesia
Whitewater Oral Surgery Group uses three main types of anesthesia:
Frequently Asked Questions
How many implants are needed for a full mouth restoration?
A full mouth or full-arch restoration can be completed with a few as four dental implant posts.
How long does a dental implant procedure take?
The dental implant surgical procedure takes 1 to 2 hours and the healing time is 3 to 6 months. During this time, the implant post will fuse into the jaw bone to create a stable foundation for the prosthesis.
How long do dental implants last?
With regular brushing and flossing, a dental implant can last a lifetime. It is also important to continue your regular dental check-ups every 6 months.
Are dental implants healthy?
Dental implants have been safely and successfully used for over 50 years with patients who are in good overall health.
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