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Dental Implants Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.
What Are Dental Implants?
A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the implant is made of titanium – the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, the surgeon first replaces the root with a small dental implant.
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Time is allowed for bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. A support post (abutment) is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In some cases, a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.
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Dr. Ballenger has been placing dental implants during his 25 years of practice with great success. He firmly believes in trying to keep the loss of a tooth a one-tooth problem and replacing that tooth with a dental implant when advised. Dr. Ballenger places the only top of the line dental implants, such as Straumann, Nobel, and 3i.
“Don’t be afraid to Smile.”
For years I’d felt like a part of my body was missing — because my teeth were. My dentist told me that dental implants would make me feel and look a lot better. OK, I said. Now, I’m thrilled. I can smile, eat anything, and enjoy a good laugh with my friends.
Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Ballenger is able to place single stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them but do require a minimum of six weeks of healing time before artificial teeth are placed. There are even situations where the implant can be placed at the same time as the tooth extraction – further minimizing your number of surgical procedures.
Dental implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist. Dr. Ballenger performs the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary. The restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis (tooth/teeth). Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process. Call our office in Nampa, ID now for an appointment ☎ Nampa Office Phone Number 208-467-1227.
For more information about Dental Implants or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ballenger, call our offices in Nampa, ID at Nampa Office Phone Number 208-467-1227 or Meridian ID at Meridian Office Phone Number 208-888-5177 or
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Dr. Ballenger is a very understanding doctor. He had the best price for extractions and implant after calling around to other oral surgeons and dentist. I came back for repeat visit because after my extraction and after my implant just because I was afraid I did something to mess up the healing process. They were so good about getting me in and didn't make me feel bad for wanting to come in again. The bonus is all of those visits I had after my extraction and implant were at no cost to me, can't beat that! I will be choosing Dr. Ballenger for all of my families oral surgery needs.
- Stan B