Dental implants have a remarkably high success rate, but the success of the implant depents on many variables. While most people are good candidates for an implant, like those at Blaisdell Family Dentistry in Boise, sometimes other steps are needed first.
A key determination is whether the patient has enough healthy bone to support the implant. Healthy gum tissue is also critical. Without enough healthy gum tissue, an implant would be partially exposed. An implant needs a stable foundation of bone and tissue. Receding gums should be treated prior to dental implant placement.
Soft tissue grafts may resolve the issue. Tissue grafts augment existing gums. If the soft tissue grafting is successful, you may be able to support a dental implant.
Dental implants change lives for the better! They are metal posts inserted into the jaw bone. One implant can support one artificial tooth, while several can support a bridge or even a full dental arch.
To find out whether you’re a good dental implant candidate, please call us at Blaisdell Family Dentistry in Boise. Patients from Eagle, Meridian, and Sun Valley come to our office for implants and other restorative dentistry, and so much more! Call for an appointment with us today!
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