Dental Implants are designed to look, feel and function like your natural teeth. It’s the ideal way to restore one or more teeth that are congenitally missing or lost as the result of injury or disease. Dental Implants are an extraordinary blend of art and science because this technology replaces the tooth’s root with a titanium screw, allowing for the restoration of one or more missing teeth or securely supporting a bridge or denture into place.
Ronald Rosser DDS restores Dental Implants in Missoula, MT in conjunction with area specialists to achieve the natural results you’re looking for in a restoration. Secure, comfortable and long lasting, a Dental Implant is todays preferred method for treating tooth loss.
If you're missing a tooth and want the very best dentistry has to offer, you could be the perfect candidate for a single tooth implant. Single Tooth implants are a more favorable approach than conventional bridgework because they do not depend on neighboring teeth for support. They are securely anchored into the jaw and topped with a crown for the very best in esthetics, feel and function. Considered the optimum way to replace a missing tooth they are the closest replacement for a "real tooth" making them easy to clean and to maintain healthy gum tissue.
A bridge is a restoration that fills the space where two or more teeth have been lost and is permanently bonded into place. Dental Implants are an excellent option to support a bridge when no natural teeth are available to function as abutments to anchor the bridge. For these patients, implants are the best option because they preserve the bone of the jaw and are not subject to decay. An Implant Supported Bridge functions and feel just like natural teeth. Once placed they can last a lifetime with good oral home care and regular dental visits.
Dentured patients can also benefit from Dental Implants. It's well documented that denture fit and comfort lessens with age because
the supporting bone structure diminishes and denture retention becomes more difficult. In time, ill-fitting dentures also can lead to speech impediments and eating difficulties with negative nutritional results.
An Implant Supported Denture resolves these problems and is an excellent long-term option to maintain life quality. Implants integrate (or fuse) with the jaw bone, securely supporting the removeable prostheses, thus creating a more agreeable and stable denture. A secure denture will allow patients to bite, chew and talk naturally while lasting a lifetime with good oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups.
A Dental Implant is a surgical procedure, so it’s not an option for everyone.
You may be a good candidate for an implant if you:
Patients who have uncontrolled chronic disorders such as diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease or have had radiation therapy to the head & neck, need to be evaluated on an individual basis and cleared by their physician before scheduling implant surgery. If you use tobacco or e-cigarettes these unhealthy habits can affect the healing process and compromise the implant procedure as well.
If you’re considering a Dental implant, talk to us to see if they’re the right choice for you.