Dental Implants Kalispell, MT

Structure of a dental implant showing the implant in the jaw with abutment and crown attached

Elevate Your Smile With Dental Implants

Dental implants offer a natural-looking solution for missing teeth, providing a permanent and stable foundation. They can replace a single missing tooth or support an entire set of teeth. Unlike other dental restorations, implants are firmly anchored in place, ensuring they won’t shift or come loose over time. Our implant restorations allow you to eat and speak comfortably while also preserving the strength and integrity of your jawbone.

At Montana Dental Works – Cosmetic, Implant & Laser Dentistry, Dr. Dan McAllister is a highly experienced implant dentist with extensive continuing education in implant dentistry. He is a Fellow of the California Implant Institute, Reinsk Implant Institute, and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. 

Discover how dental implants can enhance your smile by scheduling a consultation at our Kalispell office. Call (406) 752-1166 to book your appointment.

Your Initial Consult

Your journey toward a rejuvenated smile begins with an initial consultation appointment with Dr. McAllister. During this appointment, he’ll review your medical history and health. Additionally, to accurately assess your implant requirements, we may conduct a 3D Cone Beam CT Scan of your jaw.

To better understand your smile goals, we’ll also inquire about your preferences and discuss various treatment options. We aim to discover the perfect tooth-loss solution you will truly cherish. Once Dr. McAllister decides they’re necessary, we’ll begin your dental implant process.

The Dental Implant Process

The process begins with any necessary extractions or supplemental procedures like bone grafting to prepare your mouth. Then, Dr. McAllister will surgically place the titanium implant fixture to act as an artificial tooth root.

During the next three to six months, you’ll undergo a healing period, during which the implant will fuse with your jawbone through a process called osseointegration, ensuring long-lasting stability.

Once you’ve fully healed, we’ll complete your procedure by affixing the porcelain crown to the implant. This crown is meticulously crafted to seamlessly blend with your natural smile.

Dental Implant FAQs

How long do dental implants last?
How much do dental implants cost?
How do you take care of your dental implants after the procedure?
How long do dental implants last?

Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care. The titanium fixture of an implant integrates securely into your natural jawbone and becomes a permanent part of your mouth. This ensures a stable and long-lasting solution to tooth loss.

Although the implant fixture itself is highly unlikely to ever detach, the natural-looking dental crown on top has a shorter lifespan. Dental crowns last approximately 10 to 15 years but can last longer if you stay on top of your dental health.

How much do dental implants cost?

The cost of dental implants varies. Factors such as the materials in your implant, your location, and the number or type of dental implants you need can affect the price of your procedure. 

While cheaper dental implant procedures may be tempting, this may mean the dentist is sacrificing an important aspect of the procedure. This can compromise your safety and the success of your implant.

How do you take care of your dental implants after the procedure?

Dental implants are easy to take care of. Simply brush and floss them as if they’re natural teeth. Regular six-month visits with your dentist can also help ensure your dental implant is as healthy as possible. 

After your procedure, you’ll have to be very careful with your surgical site. Avoid using a straw, and be careful when rinsing your mouth or spitting. These actions can endanger your oral health and the integrity of your implant.

Learn More About Dental Implants

Transform your smile and boost your confidence with our high-quality dental implants! Give us a call or send a text to (406) 752-1166 or fill out this form.