A missing tooth can affect certain aspects of your life. A person wouldn’t bite and chew food as before, smile confidently, interact with people without being self-conscious of their appearance, etc.
At Brighton Dental in Salt Lake City, Utah, we recommend dental implants to get your missing teeth replaced. They are known to be solid tooth restoratives owing to several benefits they offer. Dental implants are far more reliable than other alternatives, such as dentures and dental bridges.
What Are Some Advantages of Dental Implants?
There are several merits of dental implants, including the following:
Dental implants are the best restorations when it comes to strength. An implant screw made of titanium would be attached to the jawbone through minor surgery. Later, a dental crown would be secured to the metal implant using a linking element called an abutment and dental cement. This entire system of tooth implants makes it a strong restorative option.
Since implants are surgically inserted into the jawbone, they offer excellent stability. Biting and chewing food or performing regular oral functions wouldn’t damage the implants.
The functions of the mouth would be restored to normal through the implants. Together with the crown, the implant acts and serves as the natural tooth.
When a tooth goes missing, the jawbone could slowly shrink or deteriorate over time. And the facial shape can change, resulting in the loosening of the surrounding teeth from their sockets. However, implanting a metal root into the jawbone would ideally replace the tooth root and prevent jawbone deterioration.
What Is the Procedure for Dental Implants?
The placement of a dental implant would require minor surgery. To begin with, Dr. Carroll will run a few tests to determine your suitability for dental implants. Once you meet the conditions, you will be prepared for implant surgery.
We will administer local anesthesia to numb your teeth, gums, jawbone, and surrounding tissues. A precise incision will be cut on the gums to expose the underlying jawbone. Then a tiny hole is drilled in the bone, and the implant stud is inserted in it using high precision instruments. The surgery site will take a few weeks to heal and the jawbone to grow around the implant.
Once the implant is firmly grafted to the jawbone, the ceramic crown will be placed on it. An abutment and dental cement are used to secure the ceramic crown to the metal implant. A few tests will be conducted to ensure you have the proper bite, and any changes, if required, will be carried out.
To get started with your dental implants, call Brighton Dental in Salt Lake City, Utah, at (801) 943-2020 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Carroll.