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Have you been considering getting a dental implant to replace a missing tooth, but would like more information on them? If so, you have come to the right blog! Today, we would like to provide you with a quick break down on what dental implants are.

Dental implants are a metal post or frame that are surgically installed into your jawbone beneath your gums. Once the healing process has completed, the metal can actually fuse to the bone and further stabilize the restoration. The replacement tooth can be set onto the metal post that protrudes from your gums. These restorations can be particularly handy in other dental restorations like anchoring dental bridges or dentures.

If you’d like to receive a dental implant, your gums will need to be healthy and you need to have enough jawbone to support the implant structure. You will also have to be committed to maintaining good oral hygiene habits as they can be critical to the implants success long-term.

But perhaps the best way to determine if a dental implant is right for you is to make an appointment with our dentists, Drs. Barfuss and Permann, at Summit Dental Care in Twin Falls, Idaho. To schedule a consultation, please call us at 208-733-9999 today.