Dental Implants

Dental implants stand out as a highly reliable and advanced solution for replacing missing teeth, offering a blend of durability, aesthetics, and functionality that closely mimics natural teeth. Whether you're facing the loss of a single tooth or multiple teeth, dental implants can provide a long-term solution to restore your smile.

Dental Implants in Twin Falls, ID

Dental implants are special posts made of a titanium alloy that are surgically placed into the jawbone to replace missing teeth or support all-on-4 implants. They serve as an artificial root for a crown when used to replace individual teeth. Dental implants can stabilize bone levels, prevent bone loss, and offer better long-term support, function, and aesthetics. 

Compared to other restoration methods, such as dental bridges, dental implants require less adjustment or shaving of surrounding teeth. They offer more flexibility and a more natural feeling than dental bridges, partial dentures, or full dentures. If you’re interested in getting dental implants in Twin Falls, ID, you can schedule an appointment or call for a consultation using the buttons below.

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How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

At Mint Dental Care, we offer affordable and high-quality dental care services to ensure our patients always receive the necessary treatment. The cost of dental implants can vary depending on the materials used, insurance coverage, and other factors, such as whether bone grafts are required. 

After your initial consultation, our office is always happy to provide you with estimates for the cost of the procedure. 

The cost of dental implants typically ranges from:

  • $3,900 for a single tooth
  • $8,500-$20,000 for a complete top or bottom arch replacement

Many patients are concerned about dental implants’ cost, payment plan options, and insurance coverage. Our staff is always happy to work through these concerns with you so that you can get the care you need. 

We provide our patients with a dental savings plan, which many uninsured patients join to reduce the cost of their procedures. We’d love to answer any questions you have about dental implants. Call our office today!

Dental Implant Process at Mint Dental Care

  1. Consultation & Exam. To determine whether dental implants are the best solution for restoring your teeth, our team will perform a thorough examination involving a dental x-ray. We will then discuss the various treatment options available so you can make an informed decision about your dental health.

  2. Tooth Extraction & Bone Grafting. The procedure will be scheduled once a treatment plan is developed if a tooth extraction is necessary. Allowing adequate recovery time is essential to ensure the site is properly prepared for the implant procedure. Additionally, any necessary bone grafting to support the implant will occur, typically requiring a few months to heal.

  3. Implant placement. After ensuring that the site is ready, the implantation procedure can be performed. The implant will be carefully placed into the jawbone during the procedure and then secured with a healing cap. Routine checkups will be scheduled to monitor the healing process.

  4. Implant healing. Once the implant is placed, the natural process of osseointegration starts, which involves the healing of the jawbone around the dental implant, creating a sturdy base for the new artificial tooth. Generally, this process takes around three months to complete.

  5. Abutment & Crown Placement. Once healing is complete, the abutment or connecting piece and replacement tooth, or crown, can be placed.

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Your Dental Implant Expert in Twin Falls, ID

Dr. Chase Funk

Dr. Chase Funk

Dr. Chase Funk is passionate about providing the best quality care and education possible to all of his patients. That is why he actively pursues any opportunity to continue growing his expertise, including the Implant Pathway course, and Whitecap Institute training course both focusing on the latest techniques in dental implantology. Dr. Funk is a soon-to-be fellow of the ICOI, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

Common Questions About Dental Implants

  • Are there any aftercare instructions for dental implants?

    After dental implant placement, it’s important to be mindful of the placement site to avoid any disturbance. It’s recommended that you avoid chewing near the implant and practice careful cleaning for several weeks to a month after placement. This allows the dental implant to fuse to the jaw properly, and the fewer disturbances during this period, the better. Also, if you have a temporary denture to replace missing dentition, it’s crucial that the denture does not rub on the surgical site.

    Following implantation, extraction, or grafting, you may experience typical discomforts associated with any oral surgery, such as swelling, pain at the site, and minor bleeding. To ensure proper healing and recovery during the first two weeks after any procedure, below are some specific recommendations:

    Pain Management: Ibuprofen is recommended to reduce pain and swelling after surgery.

    Oral Hygiene: It’s important to practice gentle brushing to keep the recovering area clean and avoid irritation from overly aggressive brushing. Warm salt water rinses can also help keep the area clean and reduce pain and swelling.

    Minor Bleeding: It’s common to have a small amount of blood in your saliva for a day or two after oral surgeries. If this happens, gently biting on a gauze pad for 30 minutes can help. If bleeding continues for more than a few days, please contact our office.

    Swelling: Besides ibuprofen and saltwater rinses, periodically using an ice pack on the cheek near the affected area can help alleviate swelling.

  • How long do dental implants last?

    Dental implants are meant to last a lifetime. The post itself will fuse with your jawbone and should never require replacement or further intervention unless rare complications occur. Dental crowns, or the artificial tooth itself, that is attached to the dental implant can have a lifetime of between 10 and 30 years. Dental crowns require the same care as normal teeth. With twice-a-day brushing, flossing, and regular dental checkups the lifespan of your crown can be greatly increased.

    Dental implants are a very safe and effective type of restoration dentistry. However, there is a small chance that the dental implant will fail to integrate with the jawbone in the short term period after implantation and need to be removed. Certain medical conditions can put you at a higher risk for implant failure. As with any surgery, there is a potential risk of surgical complications when placing a dental implant.

    At Mint Dental Care we provide all our patients with thorough post-op instructions and a maintenance care contract that serves as a warranty on the implant as long as the contract is followed.

  • Are dental implants painful?

    The most painful part of the dental implant process is extracting any teeth that implanted crowns will replace. However, any extraction will include anesthesia, meaning little to no pain during the procedure and only a few days of recovery. Any pain experienced during recovery should also be manageable using over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen.

  • How do I know if I need a bone graft?

    If you don’t have sufficient bone to support a dental implant, a bone graft may be required. The only way to determine the need for a bone graft is to consult with your dental implant specialist. However, if you’ve lost one or more teeth and haven’t replaced them for an extended period, the likelihood of requiring a bone graft is greater. The gradual loss of bone occurs over time when teeth are absent. Additionally, if you experience a change in your jaw shape over time, it may be an indication of oral bone loss.

  • Are dental implants worth it?

    Many of our patients ask whether or not dental implants are really worth the cost. While every situation is unique, we have to answer unequivocally, yes. Going without teeth, besides affecting both the look of your smile and your ability to eat, will eventually lead to reduced bone in the jaw and further complications from there. Dental implants stabilize bone levels, unlike dentures, crowns, or other restoration methods. In a broader sense, compared to other restoration methods, such as crowns, bridges, or traditional dentures, dental implants are, without a doubt, superior. Offering a more natural feel, fit, and greater lifespan, if possible, dental implants are what we recommend and are the restoration method with which our patients report the highest satisfaction.

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If you have more questions about dental implants, please contact our Twin Falls, ID office and we will be happy to discuss them with you. Schedule an appointment or see our other dental services to learn more about how we can help.

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Mint Dental Care

1415 N. Fillmore, Suite 701
Twin Falls, ID 83301
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