Hello and welcome to the first August edition of the Butte Family Dental blog!

Today we wanted to talk about tooth loss as an adult, an unfortunate scenario that many folks in Montana are struggling through.

Rest assured, we are ready to help you take back your health, appearance, self-confidence, chewing power, and more.

And to get the job done, dental implants are always your best bet.

But before you move forward with such a major investment, we realize that you may have some questions about the process.

Read on to hear some of the common questions we field, and then be sure to get in touch to schedule your implant consultation appointment with Dr. Brennick.

Can You Get The Job Done At Butte Family Dental?


Our doctors at Butte Family Dental have more than 30 years of combined implant experience. We both surgically place the implants and restore them in our office.

Here’s how it happens: The implant procedure requires two steps. First we will insert a titanium post into your jawbone that functions as a root for your replacement tooth.

Then (after a few months of fusing/healing) we will restore it with a crown, the part that looks like a tooth. If you are having more than one tooth replaced, the restoration process will include placing a custom-made bridge or a permanent implant-retained denture.

After that, you’ll have plenty to smile about!

Does The Surgery Hurt?

No. We will do everything possible to make it a pain-free and pleasant experience for you. That includes employing sedation dentistry techniques to guarantee that your visit is smooth and comfortable.

Are Dental Implants Comfortable?

Yes! Our implants are crafted to feel like your natural teeth. They’re given enough time to securely fuse with your jawbone and are the same size of a real root. No other artificial option even comes close to feeling this comfortable.

Will Implants Make Me Look Younger?

For Sure! Dental implants help to maintain the integrity of your jawbone and facial structure. Keeping the framework intact prevents a sunken facial appearance, which happens when you lose your teeth. Replacing missing teeth does not just improve your smile, it can make you look younger and improve your overall appearance. Why wouldn’t you want that?

How Long Will Dental Implants Last?

Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime but they will require some maintenance, just like your real teeth.

Brushing twice a day for two or more minutes, flossing and rinsing regularly, and visiting the dentist every three to six months will keep you on track.

Are Implants The Best Bet For Me?

We sincerely hope so! But the only way to determine if dental implants are the best solution for you is to schedule a consultation with our team. When you pay us a visit in-person, Dr. Brennick will be able to examine your mouth, take digital X-rays, and assess your bone structure.

Get Started Now!

We hope this post has been helpful. Maybe it has even prompted you to ask some questions of your own.

If you have struggled with missing teeth and are ready for a permanent solution, give us a call today at 406-565-4458 or contact us online!