Dental Implants: Changing Lives
Dental implants have revolutionized the way that we treat missing teeth. Dental implants are anchored in the jaw, making them just as strong as your natural teeth. This means that you can eat anything you want, and don’t have to worry about your teeth slipping when you talk, eat and laugh. Dental implants allow you to live your life to the fullest.
About Dental Implants
Dental implants are small titanium screws that are inserted into the jaw, and onto which a natural-looking crown is placed. Titanium has the unique capability to bond with bone in a process called “osseointegration.” This makes them function just like a normal tooth would.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
- Natural looking
- No dietary restrictions
- Last a lifetime
- Fixed – won’t slip or fall out
- Protect the jaw from resorption
Dental Implants Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.
Dental Implants Procedure
The dental implants process begins with imaging, an exam, and a consultation to determine your wishes and needs. If necessary to build up the jawbone, grafting is performed a few months prior to surgery. Then, we will perform the dental implant surgery in our office. The procedure itself takes about an hour, and is then the implant is left to heal for a few months while osseointegration takes place. After the implant has fused with the bone, we attach an abutment (connector) to the implant and you can then return to your dentist for a custom fabricated crown.
Dental Implants FAQs
Will I need bone grafting?
Generally speaking, those who have been missing a tooth for a month or more will need to have bone grafting prior to dental implant surgery.
Are dental implants expensive?
Dental implants cost more upfront than bridges or dentures, but over time the gap in cost begins to close because dental implants can last a lifetime, while bridges and dentures require regular maintenance and replacement.
Does it hurt to have dental implants placed?
No, dental implant surgery is performed under your choice of a variety of anesthesia options, and the surgical site is always kept numb during the procedure and for sometime after. You may have some soreness post-op but it is usually resolved with over-the-counter pain medications.
How long does the process take?
The entire process takes 3-12 months, depending on your need for bone grafting and the complexities of your case.
Will I need to miss work for dental implant surgery?
Most of our patients take the day of surgery off, but are able to resume work or school the following day.
What if I am missing a lot of teeth?
Patients that are missing a lot of teeth in one row can typically benefit from a full-arch replacement – a procedure in which a fixed denture is attached to just four to six implants.
If you are missing a tooth and are looking for a better solution, please call Lakeside Oral Surgery & Dental Implants at Coeur D'Alene Office Phone Number 208 664-0844 to request a consultation.
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- Julie V
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- Janice W
A very pleasant experience considering I was not the patient but the husband watching most of the procedures being done to my wife. Both the staff and Dr. Haynie were exceptional in everything they did for my wife.
- Joseph W
I had to have a tooth pulled and a dental implant installed. A first for me and I was very nervous about the procedure. Dr Haynie and the staff spent over an hour with me on two occasions to make sure I understood everything before the procedure was scheduled. At the last minute I got nervous again and Lacy took a big part of her morning showing and explaining everything to me again. The staff in this office all work together and everyone was so kind and helpful to me. Dr Haynie listened to my concerns about anesthesia and did exactly as he said he would. The procedure was over quickly and was painless. I got pain pills and took them that day after the Novocain wore off. The next morning I awoke with no pain whatsoever. It was amazing. I just had my followup two-week apt and everything is fine. It was so easy I now wonder why I was so worried. Dr Haynie does know dentistry and his specialties very well and he and his staff "listen" and answer concerns. That is unusual. It was a piece of cake for me. Thank you Dr Haynie and Staff. It is with pleasure I recommend all of you very highly.
- Roberta T
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