Are you missing teeth or looking for a more permanent solution to dentures? Dental implants provide a more permanent and natural-looking solution to missing teeth. When you are missing teeth, even if it’s for a short time, your jaw can become misaligned and cause you to have difficulty chewing. The surrounding teeth may always begin to spread out and cause many other issues as well. The jaw bone may also begin to recede without a tooth there to hold. At Covington Dental Arts, we work hard to ensure the possibility of you having a confident smile happens.
Dental implants are essentially tiny metal posts that are inserted into the gums and bone where the missing tooth was. The bone then heals around the post, securing it for proper placement of the artificial tooth. Then the artificial teeth are placed and cemented in with the help of the inserted posts.
With our dental implants, your new artificial teeth will look and function just as your natural teeth do. They are also very easy to maintain and only require brushing and flossing- same as your other teeth do.
Types of Dental Implants We Provide
We are a reliable dental practice that offers several treatments and procedures for all your dental needs, including dental implants. Every person’s situation is completely different, which is why we take a personal approach to every patient. That said, to ensure you are left with the most beautiful smile possible we offer several types of dental implants.
If you have a tooth missing, whether because it fell out on its own or because your dentist extracted it, single tooth implants may be the perfect solution for you. Missing teeth can interfere a lot with a person’s confidence, their ability to eat and drink, and even how you speak. With single-tooth implants, your new tooth will look and feel just like your other teeth.
Depending on your health, the entire process of receiving a single-tooth implant can be completed quickly. That way, you can be on your way to a better smile, sooner.
Are you missing several teeth in your mouth? If so, our dental experts offer multi-tooth implants to fill in those holes and restore your smile. Multi-tooth implants provide several implants in one area. Dental implants provide a permanent solution to tooth loss that requires very little maintenance, compared to bridges and dentures. Implants can not only provide you with a restored smile, but they can also help your bones stay strong and healthy.
If you have multiple missing teeth, you do not have to have a separate implant placed for each tooth, instead we offer a procedure called All-on-4 dental implants. These implants are designed to hold four titanium posts to anchor four prosthetic teeth simultaneously. Your bone will still grow around the post to anchor them down, as with the other dental implants, this one can just hold more than one at a time.
One of the biggest benefits of all-on-4 implants, is that they can prevent additional bone loss that often accompanies missing teeth. This can prevent your cheeks and jaw becoming sunken in, and help the bones around your teeth and mouth stay strong and healthy for years to come.
Dentures are essential replacement teeth that are removable. At Covington Dental Arts, we provide two types of dentures: conventional and immediate. Conventional dentures are used to replace all the missing teeth after the mouth and bone have had a chance to heal. Whereas immediate dentures can be used to replace missing teeth immediately after your remaining teeth are removed. Immediate dentures ensure that you are never without teeth, even as your mouth begins healing.
The type of implants that are right for you depend on your unique situation and the recommendation of your dentist.
Who is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
Dental implants can be a great solution to tooth loss that is permanent and requires little maintenance from the patient. However, this treatment is not ideal for every patient. To be a good candidate for this type of procedure, several requirements must be met to ensure your implants are a successful treatment, including:
- You have healthy gums
- You have excellent overall health
- You have enough bone in your jaw to hold an implant
- You are eligible for a bone graft
- Dentures did not work for you or you did not like them
- You have more than one tooth that needs replacing
- You have good oral hygiene
To determine if dental implants are the right treatment for you, every patient will need to undergo an examination with our dentist.
For more information about our dental implant process or to find out if this treatment is right for you, contact us at Covington Dental Arts in Riverton ,UT today!