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Dental Implants in Missoula, MT

Complete Tooth Restoration

Dental implants have revolutionized the field of dentistry, offering a reliable and long-lasting solution for patients with damaged or missing teeth. At Alpine Oral & Facial Surgery, located in Missoula, MT, Dr. Holtzen and his experienced team specialize in providing exceptional dental implant treatments to patients in the greater Missoula area. With a commitment to personalized care and advanced techniques, our practice aims to restore your oral health and transform your smile.

Why Choose Dental Implants?

When a tooth is missing and not replaced, it can lead to various oral health issues, including bone loss, shifting of adjacent teeth, and a sagging appearance. Dental implants offer several advantages over other tooth replacement options:

  1. Longevity: Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime with proper care. Made from titanium, a biocompatible material, they integrate with the jaw bone, providing a durable and permanent solution for tooth loss.
  2. Improved Aesthetics: Dental implants closely resemble natural teeth, providing a seamless and natural-looking smile. They are custom-designed to match the shape, size, and color of your existing teeth, ensuring a harmonious and aesthetically pleasing result.
  3. Enhanced Functionality: Dental implants restore full chewing and biting capabilities, allowing you to enjoy a wide range of foods without any discomfort or restrictions. Unlike removable dentures, implants eliminate the worry of slippage or movement, providing a stable and secure bite.
  4. Preservation of Jaw Bone: When a tooth is lost, the underlying jaw bone can begin to deteriorate over time. Dental implants act as artificial tooth roots, stimulating the jaw bone and preventing bone loss. This helps to maintain the natural shape of your face and prevent the sunken appearance that can occur with missing teeth.

Types of Dental Implants

At Alpine Oral & Facial Surgery, we offer a comprehensive range of treatments to address various tooth replacement needs:

  1. Single Tooth Replacement: A single implant can be placed in the mouth with sufficient jaw bone support. In cases where there is insufficient bone, a bone graft may be recommended to ensure successful implant placement.
  2. Implant-Supported Bridge: For patients missing multiple teeth in a row, an implant-supported bridge can be an ideal solution. A single implant can support multiple crowns, eliminating the need for adjacent teeth support.
  3. Same-Day Implants: In certain cases, implants can be placed immediately after a tooth extraction, saving time and additional procedures. This option is suitable for patients with healthy jaw bone structure.
  4. Full-Arch Restoration: For patients who have lost all or most of their teeth, a full-arch restoration can provide a complete smile transformation. This comprehensive treatment option involves restoring an entire upper or lower arch of teeth, providing a fully functional and aesthetically pleasing result.

The Dental Implant Surgery

Before undergoing any oral surgery, a thorough consultation with Dr. Holtzen is necessary to create a personalized treatment plan. Advanced CBCT scanning ensures accurate surgical guides and precise implant placement.

The surgical procedure involves placing the implant post into the jaw bone, which will fuse with the surrounding bone tissue over time. This process, known as osseointegration, provides a permanent and stable foundation for the replacement tooth or teeth.

Once healed, the custom-made crown is placed on top with an abutment to connect the implant to the crown.

Types of Anesthesia

Our practice offers several types of anesthesia and sedation.

Cost of Dental Implants in Missoula, MT

At Alpine Oral & Facial Surgery, we are committed to providing exceptional oral surgery services at an affordable rate. We understand each patient's needs are unique, and therefore, the estimated cost of your oral surgery treatment will be determined during your consultation.

Reviews From Our Dental Implants Patients

Marcia Reviews Her Dental Implants Procedure

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"Hi, my name is Marcia. I'm a native of Missoula, and I came to Alpine for a bone graft and an implant. Everybody here is very kind and efficient and knowledgeable. I love Dr. Holtzen. Always very responsive. He explains everything he's going to do. My procedure went really well. I feel great right now. Everything has turned out just beautifully. I do highly recommend Dr. Holtzen and his entire practice here. They do a great job and the results are excellent."

Frequently Asked Questions

Are dental implants painful?

Although some discomfort is to be expected with any surgical procedure, patients typically experience minimal pain or discomfort during and after dental implant placement. Local anesthesia and sedation options are available to ensure a comfortable experience. After the procedure, any discomfort can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medications.

How long do dental implants last?

With proper care and maintenance, dental implants have the potential to last a lifetime. Regular brushing, flossing, and routine dental check-ups are essential to ensure the longevity of dental implants. It is important to follow good oral hygiene practices and avoid habits such as smoking, which can negatively impact the success and lifespan of dental implants.

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

Many patients are suitable candidates for dental implants, even if they were previously not eligible for other types of tooth restoration. Adequate jaw bone density and overall oral health are important factors in determining candidacy. In cases where there is insufficient bone, bone grafting procedures may be recommended to create a stable foundation for the implants. A consultation with a dental implant specialist can help determine if you are a suitable candidate for dental implants.

Can dental implants replace any tooth in the mouth?

Yes, dental implants can replace any tooth in the mouth, whether it is a single tooth, multiple teeth, or even a full arch of teeth. Dental implants offer versatility and can be customized to meet individual tooth replacement needs. Whether you are missing one tooth or several, dental implants can provide a natural-looking and functional solution to restore your smile and oral health.

Experience Exceptional Oral Surgery Care

We are committed to providing exceptional care to our patients and prioritize your comfort, safety, and satisfaction throughout your treatment. Contact us today to learn more about our practice, the services we offer, or to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.