Having a missing tooth can greatly affect daily aspects of your life including speaking, chewing, and the confidence you have in your smile. At Salt Lake Family Dental in Murray, Utah, we want all of our patients to have a full and healthy smile to help improve their overall quality of life while missing a tooth. We offer many restorative procedures in our office that can help replace missing teeth, but the most stable and permanent option is dental implants.
Dental implants can support and stabilize many different restorative pieces depending on your smile and your specific needs.
A patient can be missing one or many single teeth, rows of 2 or more teeth, or even a complete arch of teeth. We offer all three restorations, full single tooth restoration crowns, dental bridges, and even dentures. Each restoration is made out of strong dental material, porcelain, that resists decay and provides a natural tooth-colored shade to match all other teeth.
Each restoration will be set on the dental implant which will provide a stable foundation for the restoration to be secured permanently.
The implant portion of the dental implant is the piece that makes the restoration permanent and secure in your mouth. Being made of titanium and then surgically placed in your jaw bone makes the implant immovable by natural usages after placing. The implant is surgically placed in the bone to prevent bone and tissue deterioration through stimulation.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Regardless of the restoration needed, the implant supporting the restoration serves many purposes for appearance and health. Some major benefits include:
- Having a permanent restoration makes daily activities such as chewing and speaking easier because restorations don’t move.
- Without stimulation through chewing, the tissues and bone in the area of the missing tooth start to deteriorate away.
- Implants with the restoration look completely natural and won’t draw any extra attention compared to your other teeth.
Want an Implant?
If you have been suffering from missing a tooth, there is an option for you to have a full and healthy smile once again. Please contact our office, Salt Lake Family Dental in Murray, Utah to learn more about what type of implant restoration is best for you. We are excited to see you and help you enhance your smile!