Dental implants are a trusted and effective solution to many different issues of the mouth. Our doctors are very experienced with dental implants at our Bountiful, UT, practice.
Why Do People Need Implants?
Dental implants are the right choice for a variety of scenarios. A common reason is missing teeth. Accidents in athletics, slips, falls and gum disease can lead to teeth falling out. Age is another common cause of tooth loss. Dental implants are a way to get back the functionality you need in your mouth to eat and talk normally.
Dentures are another common solution to tooth loss, but dentures aren’t quite as stable an option, considering that they just rest on the gums, and dental implants are rooted into the jawbone, like natural teeth.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
There are a few different steps to receiving a dental implant restoration and the entire treatment timeline can span six months or more in some cases. First, the implant is surgically placed in the jaw bone. This implant is made out of a metal that is compatible with the bone. Your doctor will monitor you after this portion of the procedure to make sure the implant is accepted by the surrounding bone.
If multiple teeth are being replaced, bridges may be placed for support. After the implant is accepted by the bone, the crown is placed in the implant. This is the fake tooth.
Some people’s jawbones aren’t capable of handling an implant. You need healthy bones for the procedure to be successful. Different techniques can be used to make the mouth better prepared for an implant, including sinus modification and ridge modification.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer many benefits, and are excellent because they best mimic natural teeth. They are rooted in the gums like natural teeth, and function well for a very long period of time. People can truly get their mouths back after tooth loss.