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What You Should Know About Dental Implants

September 6, 2020
Posted By: Ackerman Family Dentistry
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If you’ve been considering tooth replacement and have investigated your options, you have likely searched for “dental implants near me” on your phone or computer. You may have already learned that dental implants are the gold standard among tooth replacement options.

Dental implants are the only choice if you want to restore a missing tooth or teeth from the root to the crown. It’s true—no other option replaces your valuable tooth root. Your root stimulates your jawbone and may help prevent bone loss, which can give you an aged or asymmetrical appearance around your lower face.

Who Does Dental Implants Near Me?

Our dental office is centrally located, which means we provide dental implants in Boise, ID, and all surrounding locations. Additionally, we have treated countless satisfied patients in our area and other locales like Eagle and Meridian for more than thirty years. Our practice is independent, and we are always eager to meet new patients.

What Is the Dental Implant Process?

If dental implants are right for you, your dentist schedules your implant surgery. During this procedure, you will be relaxed, and the treatment area will be thoroughly numb. Your dentist surgically implants your new tooth root, and it fuses with your jawbone over months. When bonding is complete, we place your restoration tooth.

If you have more than one missing tooth, ask your dentist in Boise, ID about implant-supported restorations, including dentures. It typically takes only four to six implants to support this type of prosthetic.

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

With regular dental exams and teeth cleanings, your dental implants can last for years or even for life.

And the good news is that dental implants do not require extra steps. In other words, brush, floss, and visit your dentist just as you did before you had dental implants!

Schedule Your Dental Implant Consultation in Boise

If you would like to learn more about dental implants or our other tooth replacement options, contact a member of our dental staff today to get started.

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