Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement option that is designed to look, feel, and function like natural teeth. A dental implant is a metal post that a dentist places in your jawbone. As you heal, it fuses with your jawbone and acts as a new, sturdy tooth root that can support various types of restorations.
Dental implants are a good option if you are missing one or more teeth. They look and function like your natural teeth, so you will be able to regain your smile and confidence.
Implants typically consist of three separate parts — the implant itself, the abutment, and the restoration. The implant is a metal post that is surgically placed into the jawbone in order to anchor it in place. Once healed, the abutment is attached to the implant and serves to connect the implant to the dental crown that will be placed over it in order to restore the tooth’s form and function.
In most cases, it takes around four to six months for the dental implant to be fully healed after being placed. During this time, temporary restorations such as a temporary crown can be placed over the implant while your permanent crown is being made by a lab technician. Once the crown is ready, it is attached to its respective implant using dental cement and you can enjoy your newly restored smile for years to come.
To find out more about the dental services offered at Atwood Family Dentistry, call (208) 528-6684 or schedule a consultation online. You can also visit us at 1759 W Broadway, Idaho Falls, ID 83402.
1759 W Broadway,
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
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Phone: (208) 528-6684
1759 W Broadway,
Idaho Falls, IDPhone : (208) 528-6684