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Dental Implants

Looking for Dental Implants in Boise? It would be tough to find another dentist in Boise that has more experience or knowledge of dental implants than Dr. Wagner.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental Implant TypesA dental implant is an artificial tooth root used in dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth.

Virtually all dental implants placed today are root-form endosseous implants. In other words, virtually all dental implants placed in the 21st century appear similar to an actual tooth root (and thus possess a “root-form”) and are placed within the bone (end- being the Greek prefix for “in” and osseous referring to “bone”).

Dental implants are stronger and more durable than their restorative counterparts (bridges and dentures). Dental implants offer a permanent solution to tooth loss. Additionally, dental implants may be used in conjunction with other restorative procedures for maximum effectiveness.
Wondering if you need dental implants?

If your wondering about dental implants in the Boise area, Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Are you missing one or more of your natural teeth?
  • Do you have trouble chewing food?
  • Do you have trouble speaking?
  • Does your bridgework trap food, making it difficult to clean?
  • Do you wear dentures?
  • Do your dentures move around?
  • Are you dentures uncomfortable or painful to wear?
  • Are you tired of creams or adhesives

If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, call us to schedule an evaluation appointment. We would be pleased to evaluate your oral health and discuss treatment options with you.

Commonly Asked Questions and Issues Regarding Dental Implant Treatment:

Why would I want a dental implant when I can have a 3- unit bridge instead?

The implant option sounds pretty invasive.

A) You have a one- tooth problem. By prepping down the adjacent teeth, we now have created a 3 – tooth problem that can lead to long – term functional, aesthetic, and financial issues.

B) The site where you will not have an attached tooth will now be very susceptible to bone loss. When you don’t have a tooth root or implant anchored in the bone, the bone no longer has a reason for being there and it can go away, along with your gums.

Is the procedure painful?

A) Most patients explain that the discomfort experienced during the tooth extraction was much worse. The minor discomfort you feel should subside in a couple of days or better. When tissue and bone are sufficient, most patients have used a few ibuprofen tablets and nothing else.

Can Implants fail?

A) There is always the opportunity that the implant may not integrate with your bone. However, the success rate for implants is an excellent 95% or better and our Dr takes every precaution to ensure that you have the best opportunity for complete success.

B) Dental Implants have a success rate of 95% or greater and have been FDA approved since 1982.

If it is not covered by my insurance, then I don't want it.

A) Our suggested treatment is based on the needs of the patient, not their benefits.

B) Your current dental situation and therefore, proposed treatment is beyond the scope of any dental benefits.

Why don't you accept my insurance plan?

A) We evaluate many plans; however, we cannot work directly with all plans.

Can I wait to do this later?

A) The proposed treatment will never be more conservative, more cost effective, or less invasive than it is today. Over time you will lose bone and tissue.