Are you missing a tooth in your smile which is making you self-conscious? If so, a dental implant may be just the thing you need to bring back your confident smile! Dental implants are an ideal vehicle to bring back your healthy, functional smile.
Our experienced dentist, Dr. Steven Sachs and our team are happy to tell you everything you need to know about restoring your smile with the help of dental implants. Whether you need to restore one tooth or several, dental implants do the job effectively and beautifully.
When a tooth is lost, whether to damage or decay, it means that your smile is now missing not only the tooth but the tooth root as well. With a dental implant restoration, the tooth root is replaced so that a tooth (crown, bridge, etc.) can be anchored to the implant. Our dentist places the implant into the jawbone and then waits for it to heal and fuse. This will provide a strong foundation for the crown, bridge, or denture to come.
One of the biggest benefits of dental implants is that they mimic your natural teeth in look and function. To imagine what your implant will look like, picture these three components:
1- The implant itself is a post which is either cylindrical or tapered constructed from titanium. This implant’s role in this restoration is to act as the tooth root.
2- Next is the abutment, which is a connector that is attached to the top of the implant that allows it to connect to the new teeth or tooth.
3- Finally, this is the part which is visible–the crown will be placed.
One of the biggest benefits of dental implants is that they mimic your natural teeth in look and function.
When you have a dental implant restoration, you will be able to smile, speak, laugh and eat with self-assurance once more. No more worrying about being able to speak clearly, or that the restoration will stand out, or that it will move around in your mouth. It’s like having natural teeth again!
At Sachs Family Dental in Orem, Utah, we understand how missing teeth can impact your smile confidence. To find out how dental implants can benefit your smile, or if you would like to schedule a visit with our dentist, Dr. Steven Sachs, please call 801-225-4701 today to get your smile back on track!