Dental implants are a type of tooth replacement that can be used whether you are missing just one tooth, a few teeth, or all of your teeth. The dental implant is surgically placed in the jawbone, replacing the root of the missing tooth. This ensures that the dental implant is very secure, and it results in a restoration that feels very similar to your natural teeth. After a period of healing, your friendly dentist, Dr. Shane Newton, will place the dental implant restoration, which replaces the crown (the portion of the tooth that is visible above the gums) of the missing tooth. Depending on how many teeth are missing and on your unique dental needs, your dental implant restoration could be a dental crown, full denture, partial denture, or dental bridge.
Dental implants have many benefits. They are custom made and designed to look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth. Unlike removable dentures, dental implants will never come loose or shift in your mouth. When properly taken care of, your dental implants in McCall, Idaho, can last a lifetime. For more information, we welcome you to call or visit us at Two Rivers Dentistry in McCall soon.