Dental Implants in Sandy, Utah
There are instances when our teeth need to be removed. This often happens when a tooth is so damaged that things like veneers, crowns, or caps cannot do the job that we need them to. Sometimes this occurs when a tooth become completely dead or infected to a point when it must be removed.
If this is the case for you we can offer you a safe and effective alternative to just having a missing tooth. Dental implants are becoming more and more popular and we are well experienced in providing this service to you.
Who Needs Dental Implants?
Dental implants begin by generally assessing the problem at hand. In some instances it may not even be necessary to remove the tooth entirely and things like crowns or veneers may be a better option. We can provide these services to you as well if determined that these will be more effective for you.
Dental Implants Procedure
Over time, your gum will grow around the unit and will accept it as part of your body. This can vary in time and the success rate is very high.
After your gums have accepted the first part of the dental implants, the next step of the procedure can be made. A finely crafted artificial tooth is made to the exact specifications that are needed.
All of the teeth in your mouth are proportional to each other and have an ideal shape they function the best at and dental implants are no different. We provide you with fitting and multiple options for your artificial tooth.
The artificial tooth is then placed into the first piece of the implant that is in your gums. In one sense, this is very similar to a key in lock or a screw.
The tooth is then “screwed” in and affixed to the first part of the implant.
What Are Dental Implants Made Of?
There are varying materials that dental implants can be made of, the most popular being high quality porcelain. The material is often identical to that used in our crown procedures. The great thing about this artificial tooth is that it looks and feels real. With varying shades we can match the tooth to the rest of your teeth and so no one, not even you, will be able to tell the difference.