When a patient is missing one or more teeth, Dr. Jake R. Richards may recommend dental implants in Pocatello, Idaho. A dental implant consists of a titanium implant post and an implant restoration. The implant post is surgically placed in your jawbone by a specialist, where it acts as replacement tooth roots. The implant restoration, which can be a dental crown, a dental bridge, or dentures, is attached to the implant post by our dentist.
Dental implants have many advantages. The implant post fuses with your jawbone, making the dental implant a permanent part of your smile. Dental implants look and feel like your natural teeth. Dental implants are very durable and can last for many years, or even a lifetime. Dental implants improve your overall oral health because they do not require tooth reduction like dental bridges do. Implants have several advantages over dentures. Dentures can slide and slip in your mouth, which can make eating difficult. However, dental implants function like your natural teeth, so you can eat whatever you like with east. Because dentures slip, they can cause you to mumble or slur when you speak. Because dental implants cannot slip, you can speak properly.
We invite you to contact Oak Mountain Dental today to learn more and to schedule your next visit.