Do you have self-esteem issues or feel embarrassed to interact with others because of missing teeth? The good news is that you are not alone. Millions of people suffer from tooth loss, and luckily there are solutions so you can continue living your best life. With dental implants in Saratoga Springs, UT being one of the sole solutions, it has given many people a reason to enjoy a new and improved smile.
A dentist can help you decide between single or full mouth dental implants to give you a beautiful new smile!
What Are Dental Implants?
When you have a dental implant done, you will have a post, an abutment, and a replica of your natural tooth. The dental implant is secured to your jawbone which allows the implant to function like a natural tooth.
Advanced technology and a dentist who specializes in dental implants is necessary to ensure the best results and the longevity of the implant. Single tooth implants and full mouth implants are available to you.
Benefits of dental implants are as follows:
- 99% of teeth function restored
- Prevents bone loss in face and jaw
- Longevity and high success rate
- Can eat your favorite food
- Can use your normal hygiene routine
Single tooth implants are usually used when one tooth to three teeth is missing throughout the entire mouth. If you have more than one tooth in same area missing, the dentist usually recommends full mouth dental implants. Depending on the patient, same day single tooth dental implants can be performed.
Also, you can get a temporary single or full mouth implant while you wait for the permanent teeth to be done. With the temporary teeth you can eat and do your normal day to day activities.
Dr. Jeremy Thompson and his highly skilled team at NU Smile are trained in the latest and greatest technology including, but not limited to, 3-D cone beam imaging, digital scanning, laser dentistry, surgical microscopy and an in-office lab used for computerized design and milling.
With these various technologies, Dr. Thompson and his team can help you achieve long-lasting results for both single dental implants and full mouth dental implants.
The steps to getting dental implants are as follows:
Step one: Your dental health and aesthetic goals are discussed during the first visit. Analyzation of your jawbone through CBCT scan and digital impressions are done.
Step two: Extractions and bone grafts can usually be done in the same appointment. Once the best areas are found, titanium implants are inserted in the jawbone to act like the root of your replacement tooth. A temporary tooth or teeth can be given at this time, depending on your treatment plan. Everyone is different, so implants are customized to every patient.
Step three: The healing process can take at least three months, if not longer. This is when the implant fuses to your jawbone permanently to give the support your new teeth need.