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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Dental Implants

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At Ackerman Family Dentistry, we want you to take an active role in making decisions about your dental health. This is why we welcome all of your questions.

We've gathered a few of the most common questions our patients ask us here; however, if you don't see the answers you're looking for, please feel free to contact our Boise dental office at (208) 376-7954.

Dental Implants

dental implant with crown Living with missing teeth can be painful, frustrating, and embarrassing. Daily activities that we take for granted, like eating, chewing, talking, and interacting with other people all become a challenge.

Oral Health Complications from Missing Teeth

Missing teeth also present a problem for your dental health because your jawbone begins to deteriorate without a root to support. Your healthy teeth will start to drift without a replacement tooth, which could result in bite misalignment.

Tooth Replacement Options

The good news is that there are a variety of options available to replace missing teeth. These will vary based on your individual needs and may involve:

  • Tooth Implants: These are essentially like having a brand new tooth with a root that anchors into the bone
  • Dental Bridges: Dental crowns are used to support one or more artificial teeth
  • Removable Partial Dentures: This appliance gains support from the remaining healthy teeth and offer an option for replacing one or more teeth

Contact Our Boise ID Dental Office

During your dental exam, Dr. Daniel or Dr. Robert will discuss the treatment options available to you based on your needs. When recommending tooth replacement options for your smile, we take into consideration your immediate concerns, as well as what will best suit your lifestyle and budget. Contact Ackerman Family Dentistry today to schedule an evaluation with your dentist in Boise.

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To our valued patients, we wanted to communicate to you the efforts we have been making to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. Our highest priority is the health and well being of our patients, employees, and our community, and it is with these priorities in mind that we have created several new protocols. In addition to our standard disinfection and sterilization, we will be doing the following:
  • We are screening patients over the phone for symptoms or exposure, taking patients' temperatures, and having patients use hand sanitizer upon entering the office.
  • We will be scheduling extra time for each appointment for thorough office sanitation and to promote proper social distancing.
  • We ask that patients use a pre-procedural rinse which will eliminate a majority of bacteria and viruses prior to treatment.
  • All public areas will be disinfected routinely throughout the day, and all surfaces are treated daily with a 24hr treatment that eliminates bacteria and enveloped viruses (such as COVID-19)
  • The air in treatment and hygiene rooms is being filtered with HEPA air filtration units throughout the day.
  • We are limiting the use of the waiting room to ensure proper social distancing and patients are welcome to wait in their car if they are more comfortable doing so.
  • All treatment providers will be wearing masks when interacting with patients.

We will continue to monitor the situation and adapt as needed, and we hope to keep everyone healthy and safe through this trying period, and moving forward.