Dental implants are titanium metal posts or frames that are surgically placed into the jawbone beneath your gums to replace the root portion of a missing tooth or teeth. These devices allow your dentist to provide you with stable, permanent replacement teeth.
Since dental implants are fused to your jawbone, they provide the perfect stability and support for prosthetic teeth. Dentures and bridges mounted to implants won't slip or shift in your mouth, making eating and speaking easy and comfortable. The secure fit that dental implants provide helps dentures and bridges feel more natural than conventional bridges or dentures. Best of all, titanium implants become a part of the jaw bone preventing the bone deterioration that often comes with tooth loss.
To receive implants, you need healthy gums and enough bone to support your implant. You also must be committed to keeping your dental implants healthy. Oral hygiene and regular dental visits are crucial to the long-term success of your dental implants. Here at Birchwood Dental, we offer subperiosteal implants and All-on-4 implants.
Subperiosteal implants are a metal framework that is attached under your gum tissue but above the jawbone. Small metal posts are attached to the frame and protrude through the gum. These posts will be the anchors for replacement teeth Subperiosteal implants are typically used to cover a large surface area where there has is not enough bone to support traditional endosteal (in the bone) implants.
All-on-4 implants allow us to replace a full arch of teeth with only four strategically placed dental implants. The All-on-4 procedure requires no bone grafting for most patients allowing you to save time and money. Best of all, you may be able to have a beautiful smile on the day of surgery!
If you want are interested in a new beautiful, functional smile, call the implant experts at Birchwood Dental in Meridian, Idaho at (208) 228-5499 to schedule a consultation. We serve patients throughout the Treasure Valley.