Dental implants are metal posts that act like tooth roots for artificial teeth such as dental crowns and bridges, which are attached to implants to replace missing teeth. They provide a permanent base for fixed or removable replacement teeth. Many patients prefer dental implants over traditional bridges or dentures because they are permanently fixed into the jawbone, so they won’t slip or shift in the mouth.
Dental implants are made from titanium because the material is biocompatible and fuses well with the bone tissue in the jaw. The implants can be surgically placed in your jawbone under local anesthesia or with conscious sedation if the patient desires.
Once the implants are placed, the jawbone will heal around them in about six months. Once this process is complete, the implants are topped with an artificial tooth that is customized to the patient’s aesthetic goals, function needs, and oral health concerns. They are cared for just like natural teeth with regular brushing and flossing.
Dental implants are an ideal option for tooth replacement because they are permanent and look natural. Our implant dentist will position the implant in your jawbone, where it will provide a strong and stable base for the dental crown that will be attached on top of it. This will provide you with a complete smile and the function of a natural tooth so you can bite, chew, and speak normally again.
In addition to being a permanent solution, implants are also easy to maintain. Regular brushing and flossing will help to keep your dental implant free from plaque buildup, but you will also need to continue to work with our general dentist for your regular checkups and cleanings. You will also need to continue to attend regular visits with our dentist so they can monitor the health and function of your dental implant.
Many patients choose to get dental implants to support their other teeth or replace a removable denture. They prefer this method of tooth loss treatment over traditional options like bridges and dentures because implants provide a long-term solution. Other benefits include improved appearance, the ability to eat and speak properly, and overall improved quality of life.
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that is placed into the jawbone to replace a tooth root. The implant is biocompatible and integrates with the jaw bone through a process called osseointegration. During a healing period, the implant and bone grow to fuse together and provide a strong foundation for the replacement tooth.
Once the implant has healed, an impression of the mouth is taken to create a crown that will be attached to the implant. As a whole, implants are an excellent treatment option for replacing missing teeth. They provide an aesthetically pleasing appearance and function like natural teeth. Dental implants can be used to replace one or multiple teeth.
To find out more about the dental services offered at our dental practice, call (801) 796-3535 or schedule a consultation online. You can also visit us at 597 S Pleasant Grove Blvd #12, Pleasant Grove, UT 84062.
597 S Pleasant Grove Blvd Ste 12 Pleasant Grove,
UT United States 84062
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