Experience Dental Ease!
Your current restorations may not be providing you with the ease and comfort you desire for your smile. If so, our team at Discover Family Dental wants to correct any discomfort or dissatisfaction you may have with your teeth or dental appliances. Our dental implant clinic, the Idaho Implant Institute, is located in our office, which allows us to care for all our patients’ tooth replacement needs.
Carestream 8100 3D CT Scan
The advanced CS 8100 technology offers the highest 3D image quality and allows Dr. Tracy Jenkins to better the diagnosis process for all his patients.
Carestream 3600 Digital Scanner
We ensure that patients visiting the Idaho Implant Institute experience true comfort and dental ease with digital impressions using the CS 3600 technology system.
Experience precise and gentle care with the advances of the WaterLase MD, requiring you to need less anesthesia than ever before.
Are Your Comfort Foods Uncomfortable?
If you can no longer enjoy foods like you used to and have to concentrate on the mechanics of eating instead of the experience, we encourage you to visit Dr. Tracy Jenkins. With dental implants from our Blackfoot dentist, you no longer have to avoid hard, tough, or sticky foods. We use advanced technology to replace your missing teeth and provide a you with a smile that is truly magnificent.
About Dental Implants
What are dental implants?
A dental implant is a dental restoration that replaces both the natural tooth’s root and crown. Dental implants can be used to replace an entire dental arch, a few missing teeth, or a single missing tooth. Dental implants are made up of three main components. The first is a titanium screw called the implant post. Next, there is an abutment that attaches to the top of the post. The abutment also attaches to the final implant component, which is the restoration. Depending on how many teeth you are replacing, your restoration may be a complete or partial denture, dental bridge, or dental crown.
What happens during my implant procedure?
Our dentist will begin your implant procedure by inserting the implant post into the site of the missing tooth. If you are replacing an entire dental arch and still have some remaining teeth, our dentist will also remove those teeth and insert four to six implants across the dental arch. After the implant post is inserted, you will have a period of healing, during which the bone will begin to fuse with the implant post. Following this healing period, we will place your abutment and final restoration on top of the post, completing your treatment.
In some implant procedures, the implant post can be placed and the final restoration attached in a single visit. In these cases, the restoration will be made prior to placing the implant post, and it will be attached to the post immediately after the post is inserted into the bone.
Benefits of dental implants
Dental implants are designed to provide the look, feel, and functionality of a natural tooth. Because both the crown and the root are replaced, dental implants provide great stability. This means that you can chew, speak and smile as normal. In addition, maintaining proper oral hygiene can make it possible for your dental implant to last a lifetime.
Visit Us Today!
We are gladly accepting new patients in Blackfoot, Idaho, and from surrounding cities, such as Wapello, Gibson, Moreland, Riverside, Fort Hall, and Pocatello, Idaho. We invite you to renew your smile and increase your comfort by calling 208-881-5750 and scheduling an appointment at the Idaho Implant institute.