Dental Implants

Dental implants replace tooth roots with stable, metal screwlike posts, and replace damaged or missing teeth with artificial teeth that look and function much like real teeth. Dental implants can replace a single tooth, several teeth, or an entire smile.

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The Advantages Of A Dental Implant:

  • Dental implants replicate the look, feel, and function of natural teeth better than any other teeth replacement option.
  • Dental implants provide continued stimulation to the underlying bone, preserving natural facial contours.
  • Dental implants are securely anchored, eliminating any chance of slipping or dislodging while speaking or eating.
  • Dental implants will last for several years because they do not decay, and they will not develop cavities.
  • Dental implants do not require any preparation or crowning of teeth adjacent to the edentulous area, unlike a fixed bridge.

What Are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is a small, biocompatible post that is surgically positioned by means of a minimally invasive procedure into the jawbone beneath the gums. Once healing takes place and the implant integrates with the bone, it behaves in much the same way as the root of a natural tooth to provide support for an aesthetically appealing dental crown or bridge. A period ranging from three to six months is required for the jawbone to completely and successfully fuse with the implant via a process known as osseointegration.

Benefits Of Replacing Missing Teeth With Dental Implants

When teeth are lost or missing, there are several changes your mouth may experience that can impact your overall dental health, including issues with how the jaw functions. The adjacent teeth may start to drift or tilt into the empty space, and teeth in the opposing jaw may start to shift toward the area of the missing tooth. Time is of the essence when it comes to a missing tooth or several missing teeth. Dental implants are the most advanced option when it comes to the replacement of missing teeth and should be performed by a licensed and experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon.

Could your smile benefit from dental implants? Request an appointment or contact us today. Our team would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Utah Specialty Dental Group practices a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise extending from corrective jaw surgery to wisdom tooth removal. At USDG, we can also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries, TMJ disorders, and perform a full range of dental implant and bone grafting procedures. Please feel free to contact us are your earliest convenience to schedule a consultation.

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