Dental Implants

Losing teeth in any manner can leave you concerned and wondering how you'll get by without them. At Brookside Dental in Nampa, Idaho, Dr. Jared Hamblin safely places dental implants for false teeth that work as well as your originals and look fantastic in your smile.

To consult with Dr. Hamblin about restoring your smile with implants, please call Brookside Dental, or book your visit online today.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a type of tooth replacement that offers sturdiness and strength for your new teeth. Implants act a lot like your natural teeth. Instead of having roots, the implants are embedded in the jawbone, providing a place for an artificial tooth or crown. They can hold in a single new tooth, a bridge, or even a set of dentures.

Dental implants allow you to use your teeth as you usually would have before losing them. The implant's titanium naturally fuses with your bone during the healing stage, becoming an integrated part of your jaw.

At Brookside Dental, Dr. Hamblin provides implants for simple cases but may refer you to an oral surgeon if your case is complex.

What Is the Procedure for Getting Dental Implants?

During the planning stage for your implants, Dr. Hamblin examines your mouth and may take an x-ray for a better view of your jawbone. This is to make sure you have adequate bone in the area to hold the implant.

On the day of your surgery, you can opt for sedation so you have a more relaxing and comfortable appointment. Your dentist then removes any remaining part of your original tooth to make room for the implant. You might need an artificial or cadaver bone graft to provide extra support, but this is not necessary in all cases. 

Next, your dentist places the implant in your bone beneath your gap. Following this step, it takes two to six months for your bone to heal around the implant.

Your dentist may attach the abutment if needed and makes sure your new tooth looks natural alongside your other teeth. This procedure involves reopening the incision in your gums to access the implant.

How Should I Care for My Dental Implants? 

Caring for your dental implants to make them last is much like caring for your natural teeth. You must:

  • Avoid chewing on hard objects (e.g., pencils, candy).
  • Stop smoking.
  • Brush your teeth consistently.
  • Clean between your implants and teeth.
  • Visit Brookside Dental regularly.

Taking proper care of your implants and following instructions as they heal ensures that your implants will last a lifetime. If complications arise at any point during your implant placement, Dr. Hamblin removes them and tries again in a few months.

Contact Us About Dental Implants in Nampa, ID 

To get started on replacing your missing teeth with dental implants in Nampa, please call Brookside Dental, or book your consultation online today.