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Dental Implants
Dentist in Farmington, UT

Portrait of happily married mature couple hugging after their dental implant treatment at Advanced Dental Specialty Group. If you are missing a single tooth, multiple teeth, or all of your teeth, a dental implant could be the answer. A dental implant consists of a titanium post that serves as your natural tooth root. It is surgically embedded into your jawbone. Through the process of osseointegration, the new tooth root will fuse with your jawbone. This dental implant post creates a strong support for your new tooth restoration. This process usually takes several months to occur. After your gums have healed and the implant has fused with your jawbone, an abutment, or connector, will then be placed on top of the dental implant, and finally, a dental crown will be placed on top of it to cover it and act as the new tooth.

The amount of dental technology and procedures that have been developed in modern dentistry have expanded greatly over the last few decades, affording dentists better tools and patients with better care. At Advanced Dental Specialty Group we provide a wide array of dental implant services, to meet your specific tooth replacement needs.

Types of Dental Implants

We offer several different types of dental implants. Dental implants can be used as a full arch appliance to replace all of your teeth, to support a single crown, or a fixed partial bridge. Depending on how many teeth you need to replace will determine the type of dental implant that is most suited for you, including:
•  Single tooth replacement with an implant - A single tooth implant consists of just one dental implant.
•  Multiple teeth replacement with implants - If you have multiple teeth missing, multiple dental implants will be used. The type of restoration used, will depend on how many teeth you are missing, as well as the location of them in your mouth.
•  The All-on-4® Treatment Concept - The All-on-4 Treatment Concept uses just four implant posts - two in the front of your mouth and two in the back of your mouth, while multiple teeth implants typically use six to eight.
•  Implant-supported dentures - Implant-supported dentures require several implant posts to be embedded into your jawbone. Dentures are secured on top. This option is kind of the go-between of having either full implants or full dentures.

Dental Implant Placement

The procedure to place dental implants is relatively simple. It involves placing the dental implants into your jawbone and adding a crown to cover them up. However, the number of dental implants involved in this process can take longer than other dental procedures like getting porcelain veneers or braces. During your initial consultation, we will determine whether you are an ideal candidate for these types of implants by assessing your oral health and determining if you have enough bone to support the teeth without harming your gums or mouth tissue. If all goes well with that appointment, we will schedule another one where we will place the dental implant.
Diagram of a dental implant at Advanced Dental Specialty Group.

Benefits of Dental Implants

There are many benefits to choosing dental implants for your missing teeth. Some of these benefits include:
•  Dental implants replace missing teeth and restore your smile.
•  They can improve your oral health by preventing bone loss. Since the dental implant is permanent, there will always be something there to support and strengthen your jawbone. When you lose teeth, you also lose bone strength and structure because there are no longer any teeth supporting it.
•  Implants make it easier to eat and speak properly, as they function just like your natural teeth. They are permanent and will not slip around or come loose, as dentures can.
•  Dental implants are easy to care for. Simply brush and floss your teeth twice daily. There are no messy cleaners, adhesives, or special cleaning routines to undertake.
•  Depending on how well you take care of them and how often you have them cleaned, dental implants can last a lifetime. You will need to visit us at least once a year to clean and check to ensure that they are still in good condition.

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Dental implants are often considered a desirable restorative treatment for individuals who are interested in getting replacement teeth. These implants fit securely and look, feel, and act like the natural ones that have been lost. While dental implants are becoming more popular and have proven to be effective for many patients, it is important to understand that not every person is an acceptable candidate for the surgery.

Good Candidates for Dental Implants

•  Those with good oral health as well as good overall health
•  You must be an adult and have a fully developed jaw
•  Have sufficient bone mass in your jaw to hold a dental implant

Those Who May Not Be Ideal for Dental Implants

•  Children and teens - as their jaw is not yet fully developed. If they were to receive a dental implant, it would likely fail, as their jaw is still growing
•  People who smoke - smoking reduces oxygen to your blood, thus greatly slowing the healing process
•  People with health conditions that may disqualify them from having surgery - pregnancy, diabetes, and heart disease are among this list
•  If you do not have sufficient bone mass for a dental implant - However, you can receive a bone graft and then likely be a candidate after your jawbone heals from the procedure

These are just a few of the reasons individuals may or may not qualify for a dental implant restoration. Before our professionals attempt to schedule your dental implant operation, we must take great care to ensure that you meet our qualifications. A preliminary exam is necessary to rule out potential problems and confirm that you are receiving the right restorative treatment.

Dental implants are not for everyone. They should only be used when several natural teeth have fallen out or cannot be saved. If you're missing one tooth, replacing that tooth with a single implant is usually just fine. However, if more than three teeth need replacing, multiple dental implants may be right for you. The best way to see whether this treatment is appropriate for you is by scheduling an appointment with us. Our friendly staff will go over your options and help you choose what's best! If you're interested in learning more about dental implants or want to schedule a consultation, contact us today at 385 381-6464 to get started!

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1838 N. 1075 West Suite 100 Farmington, UT 84025

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