Glacier Centre for Dentistry
Dr. Kurt Lindemann, DDS
Kalispell Dental Implants
Dental implants are a popular and permanent method for single tooth and multiple teeth replacement. In the past, patients generally had to rely on non-implant dental bridges and dentures for replacing missing teeth. The problem with these methods is that a patient can suffer bone deterioration due to the missing teeth roots. Modern advances in dentistry have allowed patients to enjoy the look, feel and function of real teeth, using implant technology. All while saving the bone density structure.
When in search for Kalispell Dental Implants, look no further than trusted dentist, Dr. Kurt Lindemann. Dr. Lindemann is currently the only general/family dentist in Northwest Montana to receive fellowship status in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and in the Misch Implant Institute, recognized as one of the premier education and training institutes for implant dentistry. Our practical, lifetime solutions will enhance your appearance, improve your self-assurance and give you the freedom to eat the foods you love.
What is an implant and why should I consider them?
Dental implants are the optimum solution for replacing one or more missing teeth. A dental implant is a titanium post that is inserted and fastened directly into the jaw, acting as an anchor for the crown (prosthetic tooth). Once this implant is in place, the crown is then attached to the implant either via cementing it in place or by a retainer screw. Implants can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or an entire arch.
Advantages of dental implants
Dental implants have many advantages over other forms of tooth replacement. They are stable and secure in your mouth while giving you the look and feel of natural teeth. They help prevent bone loss which could otherwise occur in your jaw. Bone deterioration in the jaw often leads to a "sunken" or aged look due to the cheeks and lips no longer having support. And unlike other forms of tooth replacement, they can last a lifetime with proper care. Contact our team on dental implants in Kalispell to get started with your consultation.
What Are Dental Implants Used For?
Single Tooth Replacement
A single tooth can be replaced by an individual implant topped by a carefully crafted artificial crown. Your replacement tooth will look and feel completely natural and will have the same biting and chewing power as a natural tooth. Dr. Lindemann will design your crown in such a way that it blends in perfectly with the rest of your teeth and no one will ever notice you have an implant.
Multiple Tooth Replacement
For replacing several teeth in a row, Dr. Lindemann will either use individual implants topped by single replacement crowns, or he will use an implant-supported bridge. An implant-supported bridge is a series of connected crowns that is supported by two or more implants. Dr. Lindemann will examine you and will recommend the option that he feels will work best for your needs.
Implant Supported Dentures
Say goodbye to removable dentures and begin tasting your food again. A full arch of teeth can be replaced using our state-of-the-art implant supported dentures. The implants look, feel and function just like natural teeth. Upon completion, you will leave with fully-functional replacement teeth, much greater stability and beaming confidence.