Get ready to smile again, with one of the most innovative developments in modern dentistry. River Crossing Family Dental in Riverton, UT is proud to offer dental implants as one of our restorative treatment options for patients with missing teeth.
Dental implants are capable of restoring the health, confidence, and function of your smile; bringing back the ability to enjoy your favorite foods, feel comfortable, and look incredible without any extra maintenance. If you are interested in dental implants, call today to schedule your free consultation!
A single implant is used to replace one missing tooth. The implant is composed of three separate components; an implant post, an abutment, and a custom-made dental crown, each piece utilized to replace the entire missing tooth.
- The implant post will be surgically implanted into the jawbone and left to heal for three months. This gives the implant an opportunity to fuse to the jawbone and create a secure hold.
- An abutment will be attached to the end of the post. The abutment acts as a connecting piece between the post and the crown.
- The dental crown is bonded to the abutment, finalizing the restoration and replacing the entire natural tooth.
Before placing the implant, our team takes extra steps to ensure your implant procedure is successful with the surgery going smoothly. When you visit us for your free consultation, we will conduct a 3D digital scan of your entire oral structure. We will use this to create a guide and determine the exact placement of each implant before the surgery date.
While your implant will last throughout your life, the crown will need to be replaced every 10 to 15 years. Restoring your smile with dental implants is an incredible choice, as it enables you to enjoy your new smile for a lifetime!
An implant-supported bridge is capable of replacing a sequence of multiple missing teeth, without having to place an implant for every individual tooth. Unlike traditional dental bridges, it is not necessary to prepare healthy teeth on either side of the tooth gap to attach the bridge; instead, the appliance is attached to implants.
The placement process for the implants is the same for both single dental implants and for implant-supported bridges; the only difference is that a bridge appliance is used to restore missing teeth rather than a crown. Once an implant has been placed and healed on either side of the tooth gap, the bridge will be bonded into place, securing a definite future of healthy smiles.
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Implants are different from other types of restorations as they are the only type of tooth replacement that restores the entire tooth structure, including the tooth root! As a result, dental implants are more healthy and natural than other restorations, making them the ideal solution for missing teeth.
Under the care and expertise of our dental professionals, you will be able to enjoy the results of your implant surgery and feel confident with a restored smile. Trust your oral wellness to the dental experts and allow our team to renew your smile. Call today to schedule your free consultation!