Dental Implants

Our Dental Implant Process


The entire implant process is performed over the course of a few months. The first part of the process is to install the implant itself, where the prosthetic root is placed into the jawbone. Multiple implants can be placed at once if necessary. After the implants are placed the gums are sutured.

The implant(s) must be allowed about 3-6 months to heal, and during this time, the jawbone will form around the implant in a process called osseointegration. During this healing time, you can have temporary crowns installed so that you can eat and speak normally and maintain a proper aesthetic appearance for your smile.

After the implant has healed, it is time to place a custom abutment and crown on the implant.

Your smile will look just like it used to, and after a short period of getting used to the implant it will feel just like one of your own teeth.

Mountainside Oral Implantology is the leading dental implant practice in Coeur D’Alene ID.

Dental implants are a permanent and appealing solution to replace missing or extracted teeth. Feel confident with your smile, call about affordable dental implant surgery at (208) 665-2266.

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Dental Implant FAQ 

What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a permanent new root for a missing tooth. It is a titanium threaded cylinder that is placed into the jawbone. An abutment and crown are then placed on the implant to provide a new tooth that is permanent and looks just like a natural tooth.
How are dental implants different than dentures?
Dentures are a removable set of teeth or partial set of teeth that need to be removed and maintained in a special manner. They can often feel bulky and are difficult to get used to due to poor retention, setting off a gagging reflex or decrease in the ability to taste or chew your favorite foods. To avoid these problems, we now offer dental prostheses that are fixed on dental implants are a permanent replacement for missing teeth that can be cared for just like natural teeth. They are commonly referred to as All-on-Four or All-on-Six permanent solutions to missing teeth involving the entire arch.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants look and feel just like real teeth, they are permanent, you can eat the foods you want without any fear of embarrassment, and they procedure is very successful and fairly predictable.
How long do implants last?
When cared for properly and barring physical trauma or a future immune compromised status, implants should last a lifetime. Proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits are essential to the success of your implant.
How much do implants cost?

The price of your dental implants will vary based on the level of complexity of your case, how many implants you are having placed, whether bone regeneration techniques need to be applied, and more. Schedule a consultation with us to determine a price for your implants and a financing plan if necessary.

Who can place a dental implant?
Your general dentist may be able to perform implants in their own office based on their training. If the case is too complex, they will recommend you to an oral implantologist or another specialist who will perform the procedure.
Do dental implants procedure hurts?

No. A local anesthetic will be given before the procedure so that you do not feel any pain. If you have anxiety or fear, you should discuss sedation options with your implant surgeon.

I am grateful to have found Dr. Olaru, who is highly skilled and experienced in his specialty. I trust him to suggest and perform procedures needed to address and resolve my dental situation in a professional and skillful manner.

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