Patients with missing teeth can find a dependable, permanent replacement solution with dental implants. Dr. Daniel West in Murray, UT, can plan and perform your dental implant procedure, taking care of every step of the process in-house with no need for referrals. Implants are titanium posts that replace tooth roots and provide the best support for replacement teeth. No other solution offers this degree of stability. Meanwhile, implants are the only treatment that can prevent loss of bone tissue in the jaw after a tooth has been lost.
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Tooth Loss and Dental Implants
Tooth loss can be frustrating, interfering with your enjoyment of life’s simple pleasures. Loose or missing teeth limit food choices and can even impair speech. Gaps in your smile can also impact your appearance and self-confidence.
Dental crowns, bridges and dentures are standard replacement solutions for lost teeth, but without a dental implant, they are merely the first stopgap in a long line of adjustments and replacements. Dental implants, on the other hand, prevent changes in the jaw, ensuring that your restorations will maintain a comfortable fit. After struggling for years with the uncomfortable side effects of ill-fitting dental appliances, many of our patients enjoy a restored quality of life with implant-supported restorations.
Dr. West and his caring staff will conduct a careful analysis of your smile and take time to answer all your questions about the surgery, benefits, financing, and other aspects of this life-changing treatment.
About three to six months after implants are placed in the jaw, they become permanently fused to the bone tissue. Specially designed implant dentures, implant-supported crowns, or other restorations are then securely attached to these implants. The implants hold the prosthetics firmly in place, providing patients with teeth that function and appear as natural as possible.
Tooth replacement with dental implants is generally a two-step process, involving placement surgery and restoration of the implants.
The experienced dental team and highly-trained staff at White Pine Dental Care are focused on providing outstanding care with an emphasis on patient comfort. Pleasant amenities and a range of sedation options are available to ease and enhance your treatment experience.
Initially, the implants process begins with a comprehensive exam, including digital measurements of your jaw bone tissue. Because dental implants are supported by the jaw, a specific degree of strength is required. If jaw bone height or density is lacking, Dr. West can provide bone grafting surgery, and if needed, a sinus lift operation to prevent the implants from coming into contact with the soft tissues of the sinuses.
Our practice offers an alternative implant method, which allows for placement of a full denture arch on four dental implants. This technique works well for patients who may lack the jaw bone tissue for traditional implant dentures. Often, this solution can immediately support a denture. However, this expedited solution may not be right for all patients. Dr. West can help determine the right implant treatment for you during a consultation.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are suffering from an incomplete smile, you owe it to yourself to consider dental implants. Contact us online or call (801) 266-3000 to schedule a consultation. Dr. West and his caring staff will conduct a careful analysis of your smile and take time to answer all your questions about the surgery, benefits, financing, and other aspects of this life-changing treatment. Dental implants and restorations can also be combined with other restorative procedures in a full mouth reconstruction to achieve the most comprehensive results.