A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth designed to permanently replace your entire missing tooth from root to crown. Our dentists may recommend dental implants to replace individual teeth, several missing teeth or a full arch of teeth, depending on your needs. Anyone who is missing teeth may be a candidate for dental implants, depending on your oral health and whether you require additional treatments prior to receiving an implant.
When you receive a dental implant, our dentists will begin by surgically placing an implant post into your jaw at the site of the missing tooth. Implant posts are usually made of titanium and are designed to replace your tooth root. This ensures that your implant remains stable and works to stimulate your supporting bone tissue to ensure that it remains healthy and strong to support the implant.
After a period of healing where the implant post will integrate and bond with the bone, our dentists will then place an implant restoration atop the post. Implant restorations may be a dental crown, a dental bridge or a denture. Your restoration will be custom-made to fit your smile and restore your oral health and function.
When properly cared for, a dental implant can last for a lifetime. We encourage you to maintain good oral hygiene at home and to keep all your regular dental visits to Laurel Family Dental in order to increase the longevity of your implant.
We invite you to contact us at 406-628-6716 to learn more about the benefits of dental implants in Laurel, Montana, and to schedule your consultation with Dr. Sam Pollock or Dr. Jordan Dobmeier.