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Missing teeth have a negative impact on overall health – physical and emotional. Tooth replacement is a vital investment in your wellbeing. Whether you are missing one tooth, multiple teeth in a row or in various locations in the mouth, or all teeth in one or both arches, dental implants can be a long-term solution. Patients across the Twin Falls, Hailey, Kimberly, Buhl, Jerome region trust Dr. Justin Cress for this treatment.

What is a tooth implant?

An implant is a screw-shaped post made of strong titanium. In a well-planned (thus brief and minimally traumatic) oral surgery, the implant is placed into the jawbone. Over time, bone fuses with the biocompatible material, forming an artificial tooth root.

In most cases, the implant is finished or “restored” with a porcelain crown. For front teeth, this can often be accomplished with a temporary restoration on the day the implant is placed. Once tissues are healed and the implant is fully integrated into bone, the completed restoration is as close to a natural tooth as dentistry can presently offer. Because the restoration is self-supporting, healthy teeth do not have to be reduced (as for a dental bridge), and there is no unusual stress on adjacent dentition.

This technique is extremely versatile. In addition to stand-alone restorations, just two implants can be placed to anchor a dental bridge, replacing a span of up to five consecutive teeth. Denture implants are used to stabilize a full denture for comfortable, confident eating, speaking, smiling, laughing, and kissing. An implant-retained denture may be fixed (taken out only by the dentist for cleaning and maintenance), or removable.

In some cases, a denture is made in advance. Then, specially designed mini implants are placed on the day of tooth extraction and immediately “loaded” with the denture. You do not have to be seen without teeth, and the denture protects the mouth as it heals.

Why Twin Falls patients love dental implants

  • Implants look natural.
  • Balanced bite and oral function are restored.
  • They feel normal in the mouth.
  • No special care is required – just brush and floss regularly.
  • With good oral hygiene, implants can last as long as your own teeth.
  • Implants help to preserve bone, avoiding a sunken facial appearance.

Schedule a consultation at Cress Dental to learn more about the dental implants process. The number in Twin Falls is (208) 544-4848.

How strong are your dental implants?

How strong are your dental implants?
Dental implants are a great way to get the full function, strength, effectiveness and aesthetics of your smile back, if you are the unfortunate victim of broken or missing teeth! Once fused into the jaw bone containing titanium, the implant is mechanically secured well into the jaw and gum for firm retention. Restorations like these are perfect to repair and maintain that natural look.

Dental implants are titanium roots, that are replaced with in the jawbone to resemble a tooth or group of teeth. A screw is inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. A porcelain crown is then attached to the screw to become the new tooth or teeth. They can be used to support dental prosthesis including crowns, dentures, and bridges. Today’s treatments are so natural looking, no one will know you had surgery. There’s approximately a 95% success rate for all implants. With modern advances in dentistry, some implants can be restored immediately with life like all porcelain crowns. For more details ask your dentist.


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