Whether you lost your tooth due to an accident, gum disease and decay, or fractures, we understand how important it is to your comfort and confidence to have a beautiful, full set of teeth. As the name suggests, dental implants replace missing teeth and restore function. With over 15 years of experience, Cobble Creek Dental offers the best, most trustworthy dental restoration solutions for patients in Ogden, Utah and surrounding areas. Unlike dentures that are at risk for sliding around your mouth, a dental implant is a permanent solution that stays put, and can only be removed by your dentist.
There are many benefits to selecting dental implants over alternatives, including,
- Preserving the jawbone and reducing future bone loss
- Maintaining the shape of your face and a youthful appearance
- Serving as the healthiest restorative measure for neighboring teeth
We use several different implant types depending on the patient’s specific needs. The implant is often made of either titanium or ceramic and will act as a new root for a crown to be placed upon, which will be custom made to fit where the missing tooth was. There are two procedures to complete the dental implant restoration process: implant placement and crown placement.
During the first procedure, we begin by placing the implant through your gums and into the bone in the gap where the tooth is missing. As mentioned previously, this implant serves as a replacement for the root of the tooth that was lost and will allow you to regain full function and bite strength. The implant bonds with the bone to create a secure, anchored point that is used to attach the crown which replaces the visible portion of a tooth.
It is at this time that dental impressions will be taken to ensure the crown is crafted to fit the exact shape and size of the gap between the surrounding teeth. Then, in the following procedure the crown is placed onto the implant to fully restore your smile. Each crown is specifically designed to match the current color and texture of your surrounding teeth and shaped to provide the best look and feel.
Although implants may sound scary and painful, when done right and with an experienced doctor, dental implants are a highly predictable and rather comfortable procedure. Oftentimes, no sutures are needed, and the placement of a new, implanted tooth can be done on the same day as extraction.
Because each and every patient is different, we recommend for patients to join us for a consultation to determine the best option for you. We start by getting a medical history and discussing your desired results to see what treatment plan is recommended for your needs. A variety of factors such as your oral hygiene, jawbone strength, and the location of the missing tooth are considered when our expert staff customizes a treatment plan for your situation. With proper care, your dental implant will serve as a permanent replacement for your missing tooth; restoring your smile and confidence.
For more information on dental implants or to schedule an appointment, contact us today at (801) 399-0458.