Dental implants are the ideal way to replace lost teeth. From the front of the mouth, where they are most visible, to the back, where they provide stability to chew a full variety of foods, implants can help you recapture a beautiful and healthy smile. Unlike bridges or removable dentures, which sit on top of the gums, dental implants are placed under the gums. The "tooth" placed on an implant appears life-like, because it comes through the gums just like the original did – it's like growing a new tooth! Implants can be used to replace any number of lost teeth. Even people with no teeth can benefit from implants, because they can replace their dentures with teeth that don't move around when they talk, and don't need to be taken out at night. Because we handle the entire process from implant placement to crown fabrication, there's no need to be referred to another office.
If you wear dentures, you have probably had the annoyances of slipping and wandering dentures when eating or speaking. You may have tried to take care of this problem with adhesives, only to find they don't do a very good job. Dr. Davidson is pleased to be able to offer these patients overdentures. With just a few posts implanted in your dental arch, your dentures can be locked into place to alleviate all the problems of unstable dentures. It is a snap to take them out for cleaning or to put them back in. Come in and let us evaluate if you are a candidate for overdentures.
Do you have dentures because you were told you couldn't get implants due to insufficient bone density? Are you wearing dentures that slip, tilt, or wander, and you would prefer to have the strength and stability of implants? You will be happy to know of a relatively recent breakthrough called mini implants. Mini implants securely anchor your dentures, eliminating slippage and trapped food. They are placed in one visit and are virtually painless. You can look forward to eating the same day you receive them. Additionally, they can often be placed where regular implants cannot, so you can receive the benefits of mini implants even if you are not a candidate for regular implants.
Don't live with missing teeth any longer! Call (406) 293-7778 for a no obligation implant consultation today to determine your suitability for dental implants.