Enhance Your Smile with Dental Implant Restorations
If you're missing one tooth, three teeth, or a full arch of teeth, dental implant treatment may be right for you. Dental implants can be paired with different types of restorations to replace individual or multiple teeth. Dr. Patrick Tanner offers a range of restorative dentistry treatments to enhance and improve your smile. To find out if dental implant restorations are right for you, schedule a consultation at Dr. Tanner's South Ogden, UT practice.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are small, screw-like titanium posts used to restore missing teeth. Dental implant treatment requires one or more implants to be surgically placed within the jawbone to act as an artificial tooth root. As the bone heals around the implant, a permanent bond, much like the natural bond between the jawbone and tooth root, is formed. Once this bond is formed, different types of restorations can be placed to restore dental function and appearance. These restorations include dental crowns, implant-supported bridges, and implant-supported dentures.
Dental crowns may be paired with dental implants to replace individual teeth, making them a great option for those missing one tooth. Each dental crown is custom-made to blend with the surrounding teeth and create a natural looking and feeling restoration.
When two or more teeth are missing in the same area, dental implants may be paired with a dental bridge. Implant-supported bridges are ideal for replacing multiple teeth while only using one or two dental implants to do so. The bridge consists of one or more artificial teeth, but rather than attaching to nearest remaining teeth, implant-supported bridges are attached to dental implants.
Implant-supported dentures offer a secure fit for current denture wearers or those who are getting dentures for the first time. Implant-supported dentures anchor within the mouth using three to five dental implants. Implant-supported dentures require no messy adhesives, like traditional removable dentures, but stay firmly in place, allowing denture wearers to enjoy their favorite foods and go about their daily activities with confidence.
The Benefits of Dental Implant Restorations
Replacing missing teeth with dental implant restorations offers countless benefits. Not only does dental implant treatment restore dental function, it also enhances the smile and improves your confidence. Dental implant treatment is also beneficial for your oral health. Dental implants prevent the bone loss that is caused by prolonged tooth loss. The jawbone will begin to dissolve in areas where the teeth are missing because the supporting tissues are no longer stimulated by the movement of biting and chewing. This can cause the jaw line to change in shape over time, and cause the remaining teeth to shift out of place. Dental implants take on the qualities of the natural tooth root, stimulating the jawbone and encouraging new growth.
Find Out if Dental Implant Treatment Is Right for You
Dental implants offer the most natural feeling treatment for tooth loss. To find out if dental implant treatment is right for you, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tanner today.