If you are missing one or more teeth, Dr. Duke may recommend dental implants to restore your smile. Implant dentistry is a modern, permanent form of tooth replacement that can restore your smile to optimal health, appearance, and function.
Dental implants are small posts made of titanium that are surgically placed in the jawbone. During a period of healing, the jawbone will begin to fuse with the titanium implant. A dental implant replaces the missing root of the tooth, providing a strong foundation for the dental implant restoration. The dental implant restoration replaces the crown of the tooth, or the part that is visible above the gums. Based upon your individual dental needs, your implant restoration may be a full or partial denture, dental crown, or dental bridge.
Once your custom-made dental implant restoration has been placed, your smile will look and function just as normal. Dental implants are designed to feel, function, and look like your natural teeth, and when properly cared for, they can last a lifetime.
Why dental implants are a great solution for you:
• Preserve facial features
• Help keep you looking younger
• Improved nutrition and quality of life
• Life-long solution when properly maintained
• Saves healthy teeth
Missing or damaged teeth affect our quality of life, including:
• Emotional well-being and self-confidence
• The desire to smile and laugh
• Self-confidence to interact with others
• Teeth may shift, affecting how the upper and lower teeth fit together when biting or chewing, and causing possible muscle and joint problems
• When missing multiple teeth, the jawbone may shrink causing facial features to change
We can help
Dental implants are used for various treatment options, such as single tooth replacement, fixed partial denture (otherwise known as a bridge), and anchors for dentures — especially lower dentures that tend to shift when you talk or chew and for removable partial dentures.
When you complete a clinical examination with diagnostic records, including a 3-D scan of the jaw, we can evaluate whether you are suitable for treatment and offer a personalized treatment plan.
In addition, we use modern technology that enables safe and predictable outcomes for implant surgery. Pain and swelling are minimized, which allows for a speedy recovery process leading up to a beautifully restored, natural-looking smile.
Please contact us with your questions, we want to help!
We invite you to contact Dental Designs of Bountiful today at 801-295-7171 to learn more about the benefits of dental implants in Bountiful, Utah, and to schedule your individual consultation with our dentist. We are committed to improving your smile!