Dental implants are the first step towards regaining a full smile, acting as the root for an artificial tooth. These are in the form of dental crowns (installed for one tooth) or dental bridges (installed for multiple teeth). This titanium substitute replaces a tooth’s damaged or lost root to prepare for the new tooth. Dr. Steven Sachs and our professionals here at Sachs Family Dental are dedicated to providing the best care for you and your smile, including through the installment of a dental implant.
Implants are located onto the jawbone to create a stable base for the new tooth. Your speaking and eating abilities won’t be hindered by an annoying loose tooth or missing area where you can be prone to infections. Two types of implants approved by the American Dental Association include:
– Endosteal implants: a plate, cylinder, or small screw are positioned into the jawbone. This is the most common implant used for dental implants. Once the gum tissues surrounding the area have healed, a post is put in place.
– Subperiosteal implants: a metal frame is installed below the gum, usually either above or on the jawbone. Patients with a shallow jawbone typically undergo this procedure to avoid a procedure to rebuild the jaw area.
After the implants is in place and after the bone and gums have healed, a customized tooth can finally be set in place. Be sure to keep your gums, teeth, and bones healthy at all times so you will be able to receive this procedure. Call 801-225-4701 today to receive a consultation or schedule an appointment with Sachs Family Dental here in Orem, Utah.