During the last 25 years, dental implants have become a great treatment alternative to other methods of replacing missing teeth. Dr. Wahlstrom can evaluate your case and tell you if you are a candidate for dental implants. A dental implant is a screw-like post, usually made of titanium, that is placed in the bone where the root of the missing tooth was located. The implant usually has to heal in the bone for 4 to 6 months before it can be restored with an abutment and crown. Implants can also be used to support full or partial dentures, improving denture retention and stability dramatically.
Most patients with adequate bone can have implants. Usually an x-ray or a CT-scan are performed to determine if you have enough bone to place the implant. The x-ray can help to treatment plan the size and the type of implant that should be placed. At West Jordan Smiles we are experts in providing quality dental implants in the Salt Lake City area for our patients. Please contact us for a consultation, if you are considering dental implants to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or implant supported dentures.
Millions of Americans suffer tooth loss. The reasons for tooth loss are due to injury, periodontal disease , tooth fracture and severe tooth decay. In the past the missing teeth were restored with bridges or dentures.
If you are missing one or more teeth, many reasons exist to have them replaced. Missing teeth can affect how you speak, make chewing food difficult and can cause other teeth to shift. Bone loss can also occur in the area of a missing tooth. A gap in your smile from a missing tooth can be a real issue making one self-conscious about smiling and can affect one’s confidence and self esteem.
A dental implant is a great option for replacing missing teeth. It is designed to look, feel and function like your natural teeth. Dental implants can initially cost more than traditional replacement options. Usually, dental implants are a better value because they are designed to last a lifetime and with proper care, they can last a lifetime. Long term, a dental implant will typically be the most cost effective option. Contact our West Jordan office to schedule a consultation.