What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a common and highly effective tooth replacement option for patients who have lost teeth to trauma, infection, or other oral complications.
Benefits of Dental Implants
While the most apparent benefit of a dental implant is the filling of a hole, dental implants also come with a myriad of health benefits. For one, the implant itself acts as a tooth root and stimulates the jawbone. This stimulation is crucial for jawbone health and functionality.
If a tooth was lost to infection, dental implants play a crucial role in preventing the spread of that infection to the surrounding teeth. Implants also help ensure the health and stability of your gums.
The Dental Implant Procedure
Dental implants are made up of two components: the implant itself, a titanium post which acts as the tooth root; and the porcelain crown, the visible portion that is fastened to the implant and looks like a tooth.
The titanium post is inserted into your jawbone and given time to fuse. Then a temporary crown is placed over the post while a permanent one is constructed in a lab.
When you come to Bateman Aesthetic & Restorative Dentistry, we will help you through the entire dental implant procedure. When it comes to placement, we will refer you to a specialist who can place the titanium posts that will support your replacement teeth.
Once we’re satisfied with how your jawbone has accepted the post, your new permanent crown will be placed and your smile will be complete again!
If you already have a dental implant but it’s been knocked out, damaged, or dislodged, we can restore your implant in our Lehi office.
Schedule an Implant Dentistry Consultation in Lehi!
Discover how dental implants can restore your smile when you give Bateman Aesthetic & Restorative Dentistry a call. We’ll answer all your questions about implant dentistry and get you fixed up with your first consultation!