Posted September 4, 2017.
A missing tooth, several missing teeth, or even all your teeth can be lost due to an infection in the mouth or an unfortunate accident. This can lead to a tooth being extracted as well if needed. You can repair your smile by having your dentist install a dental implant! Here at Sachs Family Dental, we strive to provide the dental care you deserve to live a full and happy life where you can functionally eat and speak.
This restoration procedure allows any of your missing teeth to be replaced with a solid structure made of titanium, a durable metal allowing osseointegration to take place. This is when a foreign material fuses with the bone. Once this structure is placed, you can return to your daily lifestyle.
The procedure is short enough so you only have to come in once for the appointment. First, an incision is made in your gums where a small channel is drilled into the jawbone. The implant is screwed into the opening, and then the gum opening is sutured. Our team will provide you with the necessary instructions to care for your new dental implant afterward.
If needed, your implant may require an assisting crown, bridge, or denture. Speak to Dr. Steven Sachs about which option is best for you. Schedule a consultation or appointment with our dental professionals in Orem, Utah, by calling 801-225-4701 today!