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Find out if you could replace your missing teeth for the long term with implants.
You just recently lost a permanent tooth and you are looking for a solution that will give you the next best thing to real teeth. If this is the case, then our Springville, UT, dentists, Dr. Stephen Pratt and Dr. Stephanie Winterton, are happy to offer dental implants. These are the only long-term tooth replacement around. They are reliable and they function just like real teeth. So, are they right for you? Let’s find out!
A Healthy Smile
Sure, you may have lost one or more teeth but that doesn’t mean that your entire smile has to fall by the wayside. Before determining whether you are a good candidate for implants, our Springville general dentist will need to thoroughly examine your mouth and look for active decay or gum disease, which will need to be treated before you can start the implant process.
The jawbone plays a key role in the health and vitally of your implant. Once the implant is embedded into the jawbone, it’s the bone and tissue surrounding it that heal around the implant to become one. This means that you will have to have enough strong, healthy jawbone to be able to support the implant. With tooth loss comes bone loss, so if you haven’t sought treatment right away then you may have lost a lot of bone density. If this is the case, do not despair. Bone grafting could improve the density of the jawbone to make you a great candidate for implants.
Adults are the ideal candidates for implants, but children and most teens will not be. This is because children’s jaws are still growing. By placing an implant into the jawbone we would immediately stunt the growth of the jawbone. Instead, we will need to replace your child or teen’s missing teeth with another restoration until they are old enough to get implants.
If dental implants are exactly what you think you need to get your smile back then let’s talk about it. Call Hobble Creek Dental Care in Springville, UT, today to schedule your no-risk consultation.
Dental implants offer people in need of tooth replacement with the best of both worlds. Not only do they get a new crown to replace the missing tooth, but a new root as well. In addition to reinforcing and strengthening the crown in its place, without the need for bridges or support from the surrounding teeth, implants also help to preserve density and bone health in the gums, which is critical for oral and general health.
Dental Implants in Springville
Dentists at Hobble Creek Dental Care, in Springville, UT, offer a range of cosmetic dentistry services for patients in need of anything from professional teeth whitening to a new set of teeth. Adults in good general health with sufficient healthy bone tissue in the gums are usually good candidates for implants. Once it is placed in the jaw, the implant gradually fuses with the surrounding bone tissue, which anchors it in place. After it has healed, an abutment is put in place, which secures the replacement crown to the implant.
In addition to providing a durable, permanent solution that most accurately resembles the structure of a natural tooth, implants offer versatility in tooth replacement options. Just a few implants can support a set of full or partial dentures or a bridge. Once they have healed, implants are cared for in much the same way as natural teeth, although patients must be willing to commit to rigorous oral hygiene care and follow-up dental visits.
Cosmetic Dentistry Springville
Whether you are looking to secure a set of removable dentures, replace a single tooth, or replace multiple teeth, dental implants can provide a lasting framework for strong, healthy, and attractive new smile. For more information and to learn whether you are a good candidate, contact a cosmetic dentist at Hobble Creek Dental Care by calling (801) 489-4541 to schedule an appointment today.