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Dental implants are the key to attractive, natural-looking teeth that help us look and feel our best. They let us enjoy the foods we love. And they allow us to be naturally confident where it really counts—at home, on the job, on the playing field, but especially, on the inside.
That is why the loss or damage of even a single tooth can have a considerable impact on everyday life and self-esteem. Whether you are having you need one, multiple, or a full mouth of replacement teeth, you can enjoy the benefits of natural-like teeth anchored securely to your jaw bone. What a relief to chew, bite and smile normally again! No more embarrassing situations caused by missing teeth, bridges or dentures. Come in to our Salt Lake City/Murray office. (Scroll to bottom of page to watch videos.)
Dental implants are artificial roots that serve as a replacement for missing teeth. Research indicates that dental implants” biocompatible surfaces actually stimulate the required fusion with the bone. Once that has been achieved, the crown, bridge, or whole tooth replacement can be fixed to the implant or implants to feel and function like natural teeth.
Each year, millions of implants are successfully placed in patients throughout the world. In light of a very high treatment success rate, it is no wonder that the trend toward implants continues to grow.
After the implant is placed and healed, a restorative professional will place a ceramic crown, bridge or fixed denture, dictated by your individual needs. You may already have your own dentist, or we will assist you in choosing such a professional.
If you are having the procedure where all of your teeth are replaced in a day, we work with the professional here in our office throughout the procedure. (Please click here to learn more about “full mouth restoration” or “all on four” or “teeth in a day”)
It is important to realize that implant procedures are surgery. The critical details of muscle, bone and nerves have a tremendous effect on the outcome of implant surgery. When you choose Utah Oral & Facial Surgeons, you can be assured of our extensive training not only in dental school, but as an MD and a surgeon. Click here to read his credentials.
Advances in implant technology provide more choices than ever before. Utah Oral & Facial Surgeons are experts in several implant systems. His breadth of knowledge gives you the benefits of receiving a particular implant that is best suited to your individual needs. Did you realize that not all implants are the same? Varying shapes, materials and designs of different implant systems will be chosen expressly for your treatment.
Utah Oral & Facial Surgeons uses state of the art cone beam scanning which creates a three-dimensional digital image of your facial structure. This exciting technology allows Utah Oral & Facial Surgeons to precisely plan your implant placement. Critical details are not left to chance, and you receive the most advanced, precise and comfortable treatment possible.
Utah Oral & Facial Surgeons is acutely aware of esthetics. His work is not only to place the implant so that you can have a beautiful crown at the perfect angle, but also to ensure that you will enjoy healthy gum tissue surrounding the implant.
Dental implants uphold your facial profile. When teeth are missing, bone in the jaw shrinks often making the face appear older. Implants can slow or even stop this from happening. They look and feel like your own teeth!
The pain and discomfort of removable full or partial dentures is eliminated by implants. No more slipping or rocking of dentures. No more gum irritation or the pain of exposed nerves. Implants feel like natural teeth because they are anchored securely to your jawbone.
The latest implant solutions are very durable. They are more stable, more comfortable, and more functional than conventional dentures. And because dental implants are made of biocompatible materials, they are also more tolerated by the body. With proper care and good oral hygiene, implants can actually last a lifetime.
Dental implants allow you to bite and chew food with ease and to speak and smile with confidence. Gone are those moments of mumbling, slurred speech or clicking noises that come from ill fitting dentures. You will have nearly all the capabilities that others have with natural teeth, allowing you to enjoy life! It’s a stress-free solution!
With conventional dental bridges, adjacent teeth are used as anchors and must often be ground down. Dental implants eliminate this need and allow natural, healthy teeth to be preserved in their original state.
The loss or damage of even a single tooth can have a considerable impact on everyday life and self-esteem. People lose their teeth for many reasons. Sometimes due to an accident, or illness. Other people simply inherit poor teeth. Whatever the reasons, the consequences can have a negative impact on your quality of life. You may no longer eat many of the foods you once enjoyed. Self-conscious about your appearance, you may even stop laughing and smiling spontaneously.
Regardless of the cause of tooth loss, dental implants can be a simple, proven and lasting solution for restoring teeth.
Implants are a cost-effective treatment when you consider the long range benefits of having secure, functional, attractive teeth and a WINNING smile. Your youthful smile and ability to eat and speak well can be preserved through the age of a hundred!
We do not try to entice you with free gimmicks and then “add on” at the end of your treatment. We treat you fairly and honestly, and you always know what to expect.
We have financing options for you to consider such as Care Credit with a year of no interest or we can link you to credit unions if you would prefer a long-term solution.