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Dental Implants

Boise, Meridian and Eagle Dental Implants

Now you can replace one or more missing or damaged teeth with Eagle dental implants dentist Don Larson. Each tooth can be permanently replaced, anchored into the jaw itself, offering a more natural alternative to a dental bridge or the need for dentures. Modern replacement teeth look and function as if they were your original teeth.

Having a healthy strong jawbone and healthy gums make you a great candidate for a tooth implant. During the procedure, the dentist inserts a metal anchor into the jawbone. The two fuse together to form a permanent bond. Later, an artificial tooth or crown is attached, leaving your smile looking 100% natural.

At our Eagle Dentist office we know that many of our patients are concerned about the cost of dental implants. Please don't let that prevent you from considering this natural-looking, comfortable and permanent solution to damaged, diseased or missing teeth. Our friendly staff will be pleased to explain a wide range of affordable financial options to fit your budget.

Why wait another moment to learn about implant dentistry? Call us today at (208) 939-3500 with any questions or concerns you might have. We're dedicated to providing you with affordable, top-quality dental care.

More About Dental Implants in Eagle, Idaho

Dental implants are the natural-looking replacement solution to one or more missing teeth. Since implants are permanently anchored into the jawbone, this "fixed" cosmetic dentistry solution offered by Eagle's Don Larson, D.M.D. allows for better chewing than removable dentures.

The nature of dental implants is that a chemical and mechanical bond is formed between the jaw and the implant, allowing the jaw to actually grow into the implant! Not all people are candidates for dental implants, as a patient must possess healthy oral tissues and jawbone ridges that are mostly intact. If Dr. Larson finds that you're not a candidate for dental implants, he will search for your best dental makeover solution!

 

So contact Don Larson DMD by completing the online form or dialing (208) 939-3500 and make an appointment with Dr. Don Larson for dental implants that are a perfect fit and look as good as or even better than your original teeth. Just take a look at these images to see how dental implants can transform a smile, right here in Eagle!

If you’re missing one or more teeth, Don Larson, D.M.D., of Eagle can use dental implants to help restore your flawless smile. A dental implant consists of a small piece of metal which is surgically implanted in the jawbone, essentially forming a replacement for the root of a tooth. As the tissue heals over the next two to six months, the bone around the implant fuses to the implant, creating a perfectly stable structure. For more information, be sure to read this article: A Simple Description of a Dental implant Procedure

After the patient has healed, Dr. Larson uses the implant to anchor crowns, bridges, or dentures - recreating your perfect smile.

For more information about dental implants as a natural replacement for missing teeth, call Don Larson DMD today at (208) 939-3500.

When considering dental implants, it’s important that you select a knowledgeable, experienced dentist, as well as one with whom you feel comfortable. Dr. Larson and the professional team at Don Larson DMD in Eagle, have the experience to help you feel confident and the “chair-side manner” that will help you feel comfortable throughout the process.

Implant treatment consists of two components: a surgical phase and a restorative phase. Traditionally, an oral surgeon or a periodontist performed the surgical component, while a general dentist or prosthodontist performed the restorative component. However, as implant dentistry has become more sophisticated, a dentist like Dr. Larson, who specializes in restorative dentistry, conducts the entire procedure. Wouldn't it be wonderful to see the same qualified dentist for the entire procedure?

Call Don Larson DMD today at (208) 939-3500 for more information about dental implants or to make an appointment with Dr. Larson.

If you've one of those in the Eagle area who has never had a dental implant before, you may wonder about the technology behind this new technique. The fact is that dental implant technology has been around for decades; some of our patients at Don Larson DMD have had dental implants for more than 40 years. Hundreds of thousands of dental implants have been inserted, including many in the Eagle area, with success rates of better than 90 percent. All other metal implants in the body—including hips and knees—are the result of dental implant technology.

As dental implant technology improves every single day, so does our research. Determining the correct dental implant in the short and long term is the focus of Don Larson, DMD in Eagle, Idaho.

Call Don Larson DMD today at (208) 939-3500 for more information about dental implants or to make an appointment with Dr. Larson in Eagle, Idaho.

Though dental implants are a great option for restoring multiple missing teeth, it’s also a perfect solution if you’re missing only one tooth. In that case, Eagle’s Dr. Larson can implant a device in the jawbone surrounding the missing tooth which serves as a replacement for a tooth root and an individual crown. This unique solution is referred to as a single-tooth implant crown.

Once in place, the implant crown looks, feels, and functions like your natural tooth. It’s cleaned and flossed just like your other teeth, and unlike bridges or other restorations, you don’t need special tools to clean around your new tooth. You will need to practice effective oral hygiene, however, and the friendly staff at Don Larson DMD will be happy to talk to you about caring for your mouth.

For more information about dental implants as a replacement for a single tooth—or to make an appointment with Dr. Larson—call Don Larson DMD today at (208) 939-3500.

Though dental implants are a great option for restoring multiple missing teeth, it’s also a perfect solution if you’re missing only one tooth. In that case, Eagle’s Dr. Larson can implant a device in the jawbone surrounding the missing tooth which serves as a replacement for a tooth root and an individual crown. This unique solution is referred to as a single-tooth implant crown.

Whether it's due to accident or decay, tooth loss can be a pretty traumatic event. But it's not irreplaceable. If you lose a tooth, you might be surprised at the options modern dentistry can offer to replace that missing tooth.

If it's a sudden, accidental injury and you lose the entire tooth, roots and all, it may even be possible to replace the tooth in its socket. But time is of the essence, the tooth replacement must ocur within an hour of the accident.

A more realistic alternative is a tooth implant. Teeth implants are the next best thing to having natural teeth restored to your mouth. That's because, instead of being a removable device inside the mouth, like dentures, implants are permanently anchored into the jaw itself.

The key to a successful dental implant procedure is called osseointegration, or the meshing together of implant and bone. Good candidates for dental implants need jawbone ridges that are in good shape and healthy oral tissues. Then, when the implant device is inserted, a chemical and mechanical bond is formed. The jawbone actually grows into the dental implant.

The thing to remember is... if you lose a tooth, it's not the end of the world. Tooth implants are only one of your options. Regardless of the cause of your tooth loss, there's something you can do to recreate a healthy, natural-looking smile. Contact your dentist today to get more tooth implant information.

This is a question that should be determined during the treatment plan. A good rule-of-thumb is to place one implant for each tooth replaced. Other decisive factors for the number of implants needed for success is the quality and quantity of the patient's bone. Equally as important are the existing anatomy of the bone and the financial resources of the patient.

Placing enough implants to restore teeth is vitally important to the long-term success of the restoration. Simply stated, the most costly mistake is to have an implant fail because not enough implants are placed to support the teeth. If the number of implants is limited due to financial constraints of the patient, then the implant treatment should be avoided or the type of restoration must be altered.

When you are more knowledgeable about your implant treatment, you will be able to have more input to give your dentist and better your chances of a successful treatment outcome.

By Benjamin O. Watkins, III, DDS.

If an implant fails to bond to bone, another implant can immediately be put in its place, usually of a slightly larger diameter. In situations where another implant cannot be immediately placed, the area is allowed to heal for a few months and then another one can be put in the same place.