Learn More about Dental Implants
Losing even a single adult tooth can come with a long list of harmful consequences, and it is why the remarkable technology behind dental implants is so valuable. At Provo Family Dentistry in Provo, Utah, our restorative dentistry solutions include implants, and are certainly an option for those missing teeth and in need of any sort of restorative support.
Though it is possible to restore the use of the mouth through a less invasive option, such as dentures, dental implants come with tremendous benefits that just should not be ignored.
For instance, they replace the entire tooth – roots as well as crown. This ensures the ongoing health and stability of jaw bone and soft gum tissue in addition to the maintenance of the bite. When an adult tooth is lost, it can allow the remaining teeth to loosen and shift out of alignment. This leads to everything from chips and uneven wear to complex jaw issues like TMJ.
Dental implants, though, halt any of these issues and allow you to eat, speak and look just as you always have, and in some instances, in a way that is even better than before!
What Are Dental Implants?
Implants are just as they sound, and involve a single post that is implanted into the jaw and gum tissue. Once this has healed, it is then topped with a traditional dental crown and will function exactly as an entirely natural tooth. The life span of an implant is estimated at upwards of 40 years or more, making them an ideal solution for those who have lost an adult tooth to decay, injury or simple aging.
However, implants are available from a restorative dentist in more than a single style. We offer our patients:
- Single tooth implants
- Multi-tooth implants – It is safe and possible to implant more than one new tooth
- “All on 4 Implants” done by a specialist in our office – This is an option that uses four special implants to support an entire set of dentures
- Implant supported dentures – Those who wish to have partial rather than full dentures may opt for implants of this kind
- Implant dentures – This is similar to the all on 4 option and will use implants to secure a full set of dentures on the upper and/or lower jaw
How Is It Done?
The success rate for implant procedures stands at an astonishing 95 to 99%. That means it is almost fail-proof and is done in a single procedure in our office. If you require some supportive treatments in advance, such as bone grafts, sinus lifts and other work, our restorative dentist works with you to get this done. In roughly six months, your procedure is fully healed and our team can insert the permanent crown that will work just like a natural tooth.
Contact Our Implant Dentist in Provo
If you are eager to learn more about dental implants or other restorative dentistry solutions, it is time to talk with your preferred dentist in Provo, UT. Get in touch with us today by calling 801-373-2693 or by visiting our contact form.