Dr. Brett Matteson provides dental implants in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, to fully restore your smile. Implants replace both the root and crown of the tooth to give you a solution that looks, feels, and functions like your original tooth. Call Lakeview Dental today at 208-664-0884 to schedule your consultation with our prosthodontist and learn more about how dental implants can benefit you.
Dental implants are lasting, stable tooth replacements that can be used to replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth, or complete arches of teeth. The dental implant post, which is a screw made of titanium, is surgically placed in the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. It replaces the missing tooth root and ensures that your dental restoration is stable. A period of healing is then often required to allow the bone to begin to bond with the biocompatible post.
Following this healing period, our prosthodontist will place the dental implant restoration or replacement tooth, which fits on top of the implant post. Depending on which teeth are missing and your personal dental needs, your implant restoration might be a dental crown, dental bridge, or a complete or partial denture. Each dental implant restoration is custom-made to fit your smile comfortably and aesthetically.
Replacing a missing tooth can restore your smile to optimal health, function, and appearance. A dental implant is a great option for restoring your smile because the implant is designed to look, function, and feel just like your natural teeth, and with proper care, it can last a lifetime.
For more information about the benefits of implant dentistry and to schedule your implant consultation, please call or visit us soon.