Missing Teeth? Dental Implants Can Help with That!

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When people with missing teeth are self-conscious about their smile, or they have a hard time eating or speaking properly, then they will want to replace those teeth with dental implants in Saratoga Springs, UT. Dental implants are a gold standard tooth replacement option that is composed of a dental implant post, an abutment, and a prosthesis (crown).

The types of dental implants people can get treated with are single dental implants, implant supported dentures, and full mouth dental implants. Interested in learning more about why people should replace their missing teeth with dental implants? Continue reading to find out more about why people should replace their missing teeth with dental implants.


How Are My Missing Teeth Replaced With Dental Implants In Saratoga Springs, UT?

Dental implants can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. A dental implant has a dental implant post that is placed in the patient’s jawbone to replace their missing teeth. The dental implant post is made to act like a natural tooth root, and when it is placed in the patient’s jawbone, it fuses with it in a process called osseointegration.

Once the dental implant post has fully fused with the patient’s jawbone, it is a permanent part of their smile. The dental implant post also stimulates the patient’s jawbone, giving it the density and volume that it needs to support their new smile.

An abutment can then be used to securely attach the dental implant post to the prosthesis. The prosthesis is personalized so that its color, shape, and size look natural in the patients smile. The securely attached prosthesis allows the patient to eat, speak, and smile properly. With dental implants, people with missing teeth can have a restored new smile for years to come.


Who Is A Good Candidate For Dental Implants In Saratoga Springs, UT?

Good dental implant candidates will have one or more missing teeth or hopeless teeth, they will have sufficient jawbone density to support and stabilize their dental implant fixtures, and their mouth and body will be healthy enough to handle a dental implant surgery. Luckily, at a skilled and trusted doctor’s office, people’s candidacy for dental implants can be easily determined.


Can I Become A Candidate For Dental Implants?

Sometimes, people are not an immediate candidate for dental implants. People are not candidates for dental implants when they don’t have enough jawbone density to support their new smile. People are also not candidates for dental implants when they have gum disease. In order for people with these types of problems to be able to become candidates for dental implants they will have to have a bone grafting procedure and/or periodontal treatment.

The following goes into detail how bone grafting and periodontal treatment can help people becomes candidates for dental implants:

Bone Grafting:

A bone grafting procedure adds bone graft material to areas of the patients jaw where bone has begun to reabsorb and weaken. Bone grafting can be done throughout the mouth, such as in the mandible (lower jaw) or under the sinuses (with a specific type of bone graft called a sinus lift). It takes a few months for bone grafting material to attach to existing bone. When that happens, the Jawbone is ready to support a dental implant post.

Periodontal Treatment:

Periodontal treatments such as scaling and root planing, osseous surgery, and laser gum therapies, can correct soft tissue problems, eradicate disease-causing bacteria, and establish a healthier oral environment that can support dental implants.


What Types Of Dental Implant Options Are Available?

Depending on the number of teeth people are missing, and what type of dental implant procedure they need and want to get treated with, there are different types of dental implant options they can get treated with. The following explains how each dental implant option replaces one or more missing teeth.

Single Dental Implants:

Single dental implants offer a one-to-one replacement for individual missing teeth. The body responds to them as if they were natural teeth. Plus, they blend in seamlessly with existing teeth.

Implant Supported Dentures:

For those who wear traditional dentures and want an upgrade, implant supported dentures can be a great tooth replacement option for them. Implant supported dentures consist of a denture that is attached to two or more strategically placed and secured dental implant posts. With implant supported dentures, patients can expand their diets, slow down bone loss in their jawbone, and stop worrying about the frustrations of traditional dentures.

Full Mouth Dental Implants:

When people have a full arch of missing teeth or damaged teeth, full mouth dental implants can restore their smile. Full mouth dental implants have four or more dental implants that support a full arch prosthesis. With full mouth dental implants, patients will be able to eat the foods they want, speak clearly, and smile confidently.


See Us Now So We Can Replace Your Missing Teeth With Dental Implants

Are you tired of seeing spaces in your teeth, or feeling like you can’t smile as big and wide as you want to because you have missing teeth? Our caring and dedicated office can replace your missing teeth with dental implants.

Don’t wait to improve your smile with us. Get in contact with our doctors, Dr. Jeremy Thompson  and our exceptional team at our office to schedule an appointment today!

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