Dental Implants in Kaysville, UT
What Are Dental Implants
A dental implant is used to act as the root of a tooth after extraction or when a tooth is missing for any other reason. A dental implant can be made out of titanium or zirconium, and it is surgically installed in your jaw bone to support a false tooth appliance. This false tooth, also known as a dental implant restoration, can be an implant-supported crown, implant-supported bridge, or an implant-supported denture.
You can use a dental implant to help replace just one tooth, several different teeth around your mouth, or even all of your teeth. The ultimate goals of implants are to help restore both the function of the missing tooth and the aesthetics of the space where the tooth once was.
Dental Implant Procedures
Single Tooth Implants
Traditionally, missing teeth were a common part of aging. As a person aged, their teeth declined, the dental restoration options were limited. Dental implants have changed that. The initial clinical work began in the 1960's, and today the long term results are clear: dental implants are not only a valid option in restoring teeth, but they are known to be the most successful long-term restoration over any other option.
If you are only missing a single tooth, you should consider a single dental implant. Without the implant, your jawbone will start to deteriorate and the surrounding teeth will begin to collapse into the gap. A dental implant is the best long-term tooth replacement solution.
Multiple Tooth Implants
There are options to replace multiple teeth with dental bridges, partial and full dentures, and multiple tooth implants. The replacement teeth require retention, whether from clasps, relying on neighboring teeth, or relying on suction. All of these methods allow for retention, but none of them are permanent or will help keep the jaw bone healthy.
Bone loss will disrupt these retention methods requiring frequent adjustments and alterations. It is only with multiple dental implants that you can get a solid, permanent retention and tooth replacement solution. That's because we are not just replacing the tooth, but replacing the base that the tooth once was built on, the tooth's root.
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After Dental Implant Surgery
While prevention is always the ideal option when it comes to dental surgery, sometimes life happens and, due to illness, injury, or error, you might find yourself with the need for a dental implant following a tooth extraction. When this happens, many patients are quite concerned with the dental implant surgery process. This is an understandable worry! At Cassity & Legacy Implants and Periodontics, we want our patients to feel comfortable and stress-free. That is especially true when it comes to dental implant surgery, as worrying only makes the process harder. There are some simple steps you can follow after dental implant surgery to minimize recovery time and help keep your oral health on the right track.
Dental Implant FAQs
Do I Have Enough Jawbone for Dental Implants
Dental implants have surged in popularity because of their ability to perfectly mimic real teeth, both in function and aesthetics. The only caveat is that you need adequate jawbone mass to support dental implants. Consider booking an appointment with our dental implant specialists, Dr. Cassity and Dr. Badger at Cassity & Legacy Implants and Periodontics.
To determine if you have enough jawbone for a dental implant, our oral surgeons would ask you to undergo several examinations consisting of x-rays and other tests. The information from these tests is then used to generate a panoramic 3D image of your mouth. This reveals useful data about your mouth in regard to the upper and lower teeth, nerve positioning, and sinuses.
Schedule Your Dental Implant Consultation
If you want to be able to have a set of implants that reside on four posts in your top or your bottom arch, then the All-on-4® Treatment Concept is going to be the best option for you. Call us at South Ogden: 801-475-5577 or Kaysville: 801-444-2696 and let us explain how these implants are different, and what they can offer you.