Dental Implants

Discover a more seamless and permanent solution for missing teeth.

What Are Dental Implants?

Restoring your smile while boosting your health.
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Are you missing a tooth due to an accident, decay, or premature tooth loss?

Losing a tooth can make it difficult for you to speak clearly, chew your food properly, or smile with confidence. As your Hamilton restorative dentistsLearn more about our dentists, we have the best solution for you: Dental implants.

Dental implants are a permanent and long-lasting solution made to look and feel just like your natural teeth.

Made of small titanium posts, they are directly placed into the jawbone where a tooth or teeth are missing. Your bone will then bond with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for your artificial tooth restoration.

There are multiple ways implants can be used to restore your smile. They can be used to:

  • Replace a single tooth

  • Replace multiple teeth

  • Support and stabilize dentures

Learn about the benefits

Also, implants provide special benefits other restorations don’t, such as:

  • A natural look and feel

  • Improved speech

  • Younger appearance

  • The ability to enjoy your favorite foods

  • Long-lasting results

  • Conservative treatment options

The Process

See our step-by-step breakdown for placing a dental implant.

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  • Preparation

    The process begins with a thorough evaluation of your mouth during a consultation with our dentist in Hamilton, MTLearn more about our team. During this first appointment, we’ll use modern technology to determine if you are a candidate for implant surgery. If you are, we’ll use this appointment to create a treatment plan and address your specific needs and concerns.

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A specialist dentist placing dental implants
  • Placement Stage 1

    The process of placing dental implants involves multiple steps. First, our Hamilton dentists will surgically insert your titanium implant into your jawbone. Then, the implant will need six to twelve weeks to fuse with your bone in a process called osseointegration. This will allow the implant to become stable and act as your new tooth root.

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  • Placement Stage 2

    Once the implant is fully fused with the jawbone, the abutment will be placed to serve as an anchor to your restoration. Then a custom-made restoration will be placed on the top of the implant to fully restoring your smile. This restoration will allow you to enjoy a beautiful, fully functioning smile once again!

 

All-on-4® Implants

Get a new smile in just one day.
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Dr. Simmons and Dr. Gividen use state-of-the-art solutions to design custom restorations for you and your family’s smiles. One example of this is our modern dental implant technology: All-on-4®.

The All-on-4®Opens a new window to the All-on-4 website treatment concept provides you with a fixed full-arch of artificial teeth on the same day as your implants are placed. This technique uses only four implants, which are placed on the top, bottom, or both arches (depending on your needs).

This treatment allows you to experience immediate results that improve your quality of life and renew your confidence. In comparison to other permanent dental treatment options, All-on-4® is a minimally invasive process yielding great results.

All-on-4 offers many benefits compared to other teeth replacement options, such as:

Immediate improvement in quality of life

You’ll be able to speak more clearly, eat the foods that you want, have less gum sensitivity, have a better appearance, and enjoy overall improved health – all in just one day!

Lower cost

This treatment concept gives you a chance to pay for a complete set of dental implants collectively, rather than pay for each individual tooth. This lowers the cost for the whole treatment.

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Reduced treatment times

All-on-4® implants provide a way of doing everything in just one appointment. Since they’re fixed into one frame, your Hamilton, MT dentists save time during the fitting process.

FAQs About Dental Implants

Our dentists in Hamilton, MT answer the important questions about implant dentistry.

  • Are dental implants expensive?

    Dental implants do have a higher cost compared to other solutions. However, since dental implants are such a long-lasting solution, in terms of long-range costs and function, they are a great cost-effective choice.

  • Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

    Almost anyone who has missing teeth is a candidate for dental implants. However, our dentists in Hamilton, MTLearn more about our two dentists, will need to properly examine you first to assess if dental implants are the right treatment for you and your needs.

  • How long do implant last?

    Dental implants are a permanent solution to replace your missing teeth. Plus, unlike natural teeth, dental implants are not vulnerable to decay. Nonetheless, a good oral hygiene routine, regular check-ups, and professional cleanings are important for long-lasting implants.

  • Do dental implants hurt?

    We work hard to make your implant surgeries as pain-free as possible. We provide sedation therapy, so you can enjoy your treatment while you are in a state of relaxed consciousness. After dental implant surgery, your discomfort will be minimal. Any pain can be cared for with over-the-counter medication.

  • Can I remove my dental implants on a daily basis?

    No. Dental implants are fixed into your jawbone and mimic your natural tooth roots. This allows your new restoration to enjoy a more stable foundation.

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