Dental Implants in Draper
Having a missing tooth can make things harder for your life in many ways. Besides being physically difficult to function around, it also can be hard mentally and emotionally to have gaps in your smile.
Thanks to modern advances in dental technology and treatment, we can fix your smile and restore your self-esteem. One of the best ways to fill in a gap in your smile is through a dental implant.
Restore Your Missing Teeth With Dental Implants
Losing a tooth or multiple teeth can happen in any number of ways.
- Extreme Dental Damage. Plaque build-up can lead to a large cavity forming—resulting in the tooth needing extraction.
- Gum Disease and Infection. Your gums could become infected and inflamed, weakening the position of any tooth in your mouth. Gum disease attacks the supporting tissues which loosen their healthy hold on your tooth. When that happens, it’s not uncommon for a tooth to fall out.
- Accident or Injury. Trauma or injury to the face can also lead to tooth loss. If your mouth is struck hard enough, the force can be strong enough to completely remove a tooth from its position in your mouth. Usually, there are options for placing it back in right away, through emergency dentistry. However, if it is not taken care of immediately, you could be in danger of losing that tooth forever.
Whatever the cause, we can restore your missing tooth with a dental implant when you come in to Chase Inspired Dentistry.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are surgical components that interface with the bone of the jaw or of the skull. They support a dental prosthetic device on top such as a crown or bridge.
They are made up usually of three parts:
- Implant Post: The post is the actual implant itself. It is a small, screw-shaped device that is placed below the surface of the gumline. It acts like the root of the tooth it is replacing, and it secures the next two components in place.
- Abutment: The abutment is the piece needed to connect the implant to the dental restoration. It is a small, squat screw that attaches to the top of the fixture and secures the prosthetic at its other end.
- Prosthetic: This final piece of the process goes on the top of the whole ensemble. It is often a crown that looks and will function just like a real tooth. It can also be a dental bridge or a set of full dentures. Whatever the restoration used, you won’t be able to feel a difference between it and your natural teeth.
Altogether, these pieces will give you a fully restored tooth—with all the health benefits and jaw support of natural teeth!
Benefits of Dental Implants
Implants provide all sorts of benefits, such as:
- Improved Appearance: Your implant will fill the gap in your smile, making it whole and beautiful once more.
- Improved Speech: Your teeth actually help you speak. When the gaps in your smile are filled, you’ll find you have an easier time communicating.
- Increased Comfort: When there are gaps in teeth, your remaining teeth can move around to fill the spaces. This can cause pain and unneeded wear and tear on your existing teeth. Implants prevent that kind of movement from taking place.
- Ease of Eating: Having all your teeth securely in place will really make a difference when it comes to eating.
- Durability: Dental implants are durable and long-lasting. If you take proper care of your teeth with regular brushing, flossing, and dental appointments, there’s no reason for you to need to ever replace the implant!
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Dental Implant Procedure
Placing a dental implant can take several different trips to your dentist.
- The first trip will usually involve mapping out the plan for the procedure. Then your mouth will be prepped for placement.
- We’ll guide you to a trusted dental surgeon to expertly place the dental implant. Following the procedure, you’ll need time to recover before the abutment and prosthetic can be placed.
- You’ll return to our office at Chase Inspired Dentistry, where we’ll restore the dental restoration on top of the implant.
Once the healing process is complete and everything is where it should be, you’ll have a brand new tooth and a brand new smile!
Dental Implants Cost
Each individual’s situation is different. The price changes depending on many factors: how many implants you need, what kind of implant and dental restoration best suits you, whether or not you need a bone graft to support the implant, and so on.
However, while they may be more expensive than other restoration options in the short run, dental implants are the longest-lasting tooth restoration currently available.
When you come in for a consultation with Dr. Larsen, you can discuss the particulars of your case and figure out the exact costs of your newly restored
Restore Your Smile With Chase Inspired Dentistry in Draper
Questions about implant placement? Wondering if you qualify and what the cost will be? Get in touch with us today to schedule a consultation. We’re here to answer your questions and figure out if dental implants are the restorative solution you’ve been searching for.