Unfortunately there is a lot of misinformation out there about dental implant treatment. To clear things up, our knowledgeable staff put together this page (with the help of Dr. Jackson) to answer the most frequently asked questions our Belle Fourche office receives about the treatment. If your question is missing, feel free to call and speak with our trained staff today.
This is all thanks to the implant fixture. This piece is structured just like a tooth root, and is placed in the empty spot left behind by your missing tooth. Because this piece is made from a biocompatible titanium alloy, your jawbone will accept the fixture as if it were a natural tooth root.
As long as the jawbone and gums are strong enough, dental implants are a possibility for you. This doesn’t depend on how many teeth you might be missing. In fact, you may have multiple options available using implants as a base. For instance, if you are missing multiple teeth in various areas of your mouth, then each tooth will receive its own implant fixture and restoration. But, if you have multiple teeth that all border each other, an implant supported bridge or overdenture may be considered instead.
For the most part, any dentist who has been trained in implant placement can provide the treatment. Yet this doesn’t mean that every implant dentist is the same. There are a variety of implant courses and seminars available to dental professionals, many of which provide better results than others. Some dentists also have more experience than others. Take a look at our How to Choose an Implant Provider page for more details.
Dental implants currently provide the most reliable and durable replacement teeth. In fact, dental implants can last the rest of your lifetime with proper care. This means regular brushing and flossing, as well as being sure to attend regularly scheduled cleanings and checkups.
The length of the treatment largely depends on the patient. For those who require more intense supplemental procedures, more time will be required. On average, implant treatment takes about six months to complete, from start to finish.
With the quality of results possible with the dental implant process, there is no longer any reason to settle for lesser treatment options. Only dental implants can provide replacement teeth that work and feel just as good as natural teeth. When you are ready to restore your smile, contact our office and schedule your no-obligation dental implant consultation with Dr. Christopher Jackson.
503 Jackson St.
Belle Fourche, SD
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Thursday: 8AM – 7PM
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