Layton Utah dentist, Kip J. Jones, DDS, has answers to all your questions about dental implants and whether or not this exciting procedure is right for you.
Dental implants are a new technology providing people with missing teeth a permanent solution. There are a few conditions that must be met in order to determine whether dental implants are right for you, but for most healthy adults, dental implants can be a safe, comfortable solution for missing teeth.
For those of you looking for a Layton, Utah dentist that offers dental implants and other solutions for missing teeth, contact us today!
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are permanent false teeth that are surgically placed into the jawbone by a qualified oral surgeon. A dental implant is designed to replace a single missing tooth and look like an actual tooth. The dental implant has a crown, which rests in line with the other teeth in the mouth, mounted onto a titanium post that is fused into the bone of the jaw.
When the site heals from surgery, the exposed permanent crown looks just like a natural tooth and is stronger and more resilient than either dentures or bridges. It’s a good idea to learn everything they can about dental implants in order to make an informed decision about what kind of dental procedure is best for you.
Benefits of Dental Implants
With dental implants, the surgeon can fill in several missing teeth, even side by side or several in a row. Dental implants are often the best choice for patients with missing teeth because they don’t move, don’t adversely affect surrounding teeth and bone and don’t need replaced regularly. You can’t get dental implants in any dental office—only dentists with specialized training can perform dental implants in Layton, Utah and elsewhere.
Traditional solutions to missing teeth included removable dentures and bridges, but these created certain problems, like movement and noise when speaking or eating. Dentures and bridges can also cause dental issues with the teeth that surround the missing tooth, including gum disease and recurring decay. Because dentures and bridges rest on the gums, there is also the possibility of irritation and inflammation. For so many reasons, dental implants offer the most benefit with the fewest drawbacks.
Best Candidates for Dental Implants
The best candidates for dental implants are healthy adults with no current dental issues. We are happy to provide consultations for anyone looking for more information on dental implants. The qualified staff at Kip J. Jones, DDS, will guide you through the evaluation process to see if you are a good candidate for the procedure.
Here are just some of the criteria for the best candidates for dental implants:
• A patient whose jaw has finished growing, generally an adult
• A patient who has lost a tooth or teeth to injury or decay
• A patient without gum disease at the site of the missing tooth
• A patient who cannot wear removable dentures
Dental implants can be a satisfying solution to a number of missing teeth problems, bringing you greater satisfaction and boosting your quality of life.
Get More Information On Dental Implants
At Kip J. Jones, DDS, we provide in-house services for dental implants and use accurate 3-D imaging to ensure that each dental implant is set in the right place. We’re confident you won’t find a better price and value for this procedure. Please call for a complimentary consultation.