When you look in the mirror, do you feel insecure about your appearance because there are gaps in your smile? Do you find it difficult to chew many foods while also struggling to speak clearly due to tooth loss? If so, you may feel isolated, but it is actually a common problem. In fact, the American College of Prosthodontics estimates that more than 178 million adults in the U.S. are missing at least one tooth while another 35 million do not have any remaining natural teeth. To regain a complete smile, you know that there are many options available, like a bridge or dentures, but they just do not seem like the right choice. Now, you can restore your confidence and quality of life with a solution that closely looks and functions naturally. With dental implants in Salt Lake City, you will fill the space with the most preferred treatment for tooth loss.
Dental implants have quickly become the preferred and reliable choice to replace missing teeth because they offer over a 95% success rate. Their success relies on the use of dental implant posts, which are surgically placed into the jawbone. The jawbone naturally fuses to the biocompatible material, allowing it to potentially remain in place forever with the right aftercare, like maintaining your oral hygiene.
With the bone fused to the post, it provides a secure and sturdy foundation for the prosthetic teeth. You will not have to worry about any slipping, discomfort, or irritation. Not to mention, the post stimulates the jawbone to preserve its density through new bone growth.
Dental implants can be used to treat all cases of tooth loss—no matter if you are missing a single tooth or all your teeth.
A single dental implant is used to replace the root and crown of the missing tooth. The post is precisely placed into the jawbone while the crown is made to meet your color, size, and shape specifications to blend in seamlessly with your remaining natural teeth.
If you are missing multiple teeth in a row, you can fill the space with an implant-supported dental bridge or partial. The prosthetic teeth are held in place using one or two implant posts, so each tooth does not need to be replaced individually.
To be a candidate for dental implants, you must have adequate bone density in the jaw to support the posts. For those who have decreased density, mini dental implants can be used. The involve the same concept as traditional dental implants; however, they are narrower and placed at an angle. Since the posts are smaller, the surgery is often less invasive and requires a shorter recovery time.
Complete tooth loss can be treated with implant-retained dentures. A custom-made arch that features a metal frame is developed, which is held in place using an average of 2 to 4 dental implant posts. You do not have to worry about messy adhesives or any slipping. They will function and feel natural. In fact, when compared to traditional dentures, they have an increased biting force of 70%.
Restore Your Confidence Today!
If you are ready to stop living with the challenges of tooth loss, it is time to see if dental implants are right for you. Dr. Walker will preform the necessary consultation to create a customized treatment plan. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment.