Dental Implants from a Highly
Dental implants are widely regarded as the most secure and functional method for replacing missing teeth. At our three River Valley Advanced Dental & Implant Center locations Billings, MT, Fargo, ND, and Boise, ID, we can both place and restore implants, allowing you to complete your full treatment plan all in one office. As an experienced prosthodontist, Dr. David Casagrande combines proven techniques with advanced technology for precise, safe placement of dental implants. Our office uses digital computed tomography (CT) scans and computer-guided systems to ensure a successful implant surgery.
Are You a Good Candidate?
In order to receive dental implants, you should have a strong jawbone and enjoy good overall health. To ensure the success of your dental implants, you should also be free of periodontal disease. Unhealthy habits such as smoking should be stopped prior to treatment, as these can interfere with the healing process and lead to implant failure.
Even if you have been told that your case is too complicated to be treated, Dr. Casagrande's experience as a prosthodontist makes him qualified to undertake the most complex cases—even those involving oral trauma. He often treats patients who have been told by other doctors that they are ineligible for dental implants. If you have been told that you are not a good candidate for dental implants due to jawbone degeneration—something that can occur if you have been missing teeth for an extended period of time—Dr. Casagrande can coordinate and oversee a bone graft or sinus lift. These procedures help promote bone growth to give you enough healthy bone to support dental implants. Dr. Casagrande can also provide effective treatment to restore your oral health after gum disease and decay, an essential step to prevent implant failure.
During your consultation, Dr. Casagrande can determine which type of implant will best meet your needs.
How Do We Place Dental Implants?
If you decide to receive implants, Dr. Casagrande will discuss your sedation options with you help you feel comfortable about your procedure. During your oral surgery, we will place the titanium screws into your jawbone through a small incision in your gums. Dr. Casagrande uses computer-guided technology to improve precision and plans all surgeries according to his patients' specific needs to decrease the chances of a failed implant. This advanced technology can help ensure a lower risk of nerve damage, reduces the risk of sinus involvement, less bleeding, and a shorter surgery time.
Aftercare and Recovery
After oral surgery, it will take approximately three to six months before your jaws are fully healed. During this time, the biocompatible screws fuse with your jawbone in a process called osseointegration. While you are healing, we provide temporary restorations so that you never have to go without teeth or feel self-conscious about your smile. Dr. Casagrande will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions and suggest healthy oral hygiene habits to ensure the success of your implant treatment.
Your Final Restoration
Once your implants are fully integrated with your jawbone, you may return to our office to receive your permanent restorations. Depending on your needs and desired outcomes, you can choose between implant-supported dentures, bridges, and crowns. All restorations are custom-created to complement your facial features and are made of high-quality materials that blend seamlessly with your natural smile.
Dental Implants vs. Traditional Restorations
Although traditional bridges and dentures are a good solution for patients who need to replace missing teeth or damaged teeth, dental implants offer several benefits over these unsupported restorations.
When tooth loss goes untreated, the jaw no longer receives the necessary stimulation it requires to stay strong and healthy. During your healing process, your dental implants will replace lost tooth roots. Once they successfully fuse with the surrounding tissue, they can help prevent further bone atrophy, and help you maintain a healthy, full facial structure.
Traditional dentures are held in place using suction and adhesive, while implant-supported dentures are secured in place by your dental implants. These artificial tooth roots provide lifelike support and help you feel more confident about eating or speaking around others, secure in the knowledge that your restoration will not slip out of place.
With proper care and regular visits to your dentist, dental implants can last a lifetime. Thanks to advances in technology and high-quality materials, implant failure is increasingly uncommon in patients with good oral health.
Call Us Today
Unlike other dentists who perform general dentistry and refer dental implant patients to oral surgeons, Dr. Casagrande places and restores implants all under one roof. He will guide you through every step of the procedure, from your initial consultation to the placement of your prosthetics. To schedule a consultation, call our office at (800) 874-4667 or contact us online for more information.
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“When you go to Dr. David Casagrande, you are treated with the utmost respect. They make sure everyone is comfortable and really accommodate the needs of their patients. I am so grateful I have such a wonderful dentist office so close by.” James M.