Dental Implants in Sandy UT
If you have one or many missing teeth that need to be replaced, you are probably thinking about getting dental implants. At our dental practice, Granite View Dental, our expert dentist, Dr. Will Ellingson, can provide you with well-placed and attractive dental implants in Sandy UT.
Many patients come to our practice to get dental implants because dental implants look, feel, and function just like permanent teeth. Our dentist will first need to assess that you are a good candidate for dental implants in Sandy UT by making sure that your jawbone is healthy enough and thick enough to withstand the dental implant surgery, and to make sure that the new dental implant root can firmly fuse to the jawbone. Once it is determined that you are a good candidate for the procedure, our dentist will surgically insert one dental implant root for each tooth that is going to be replaced. There will then be a waiting period of several months during which time your jawbone will completely heal from the surgery, and the new titanium dental implant root will fuse to the jawbone. This process can take up to six months. When our dentist determines that the healing process has completed, he will have a beautiful porcelain crown completed which will serve as the top tooth portion of the dental implant. This new porcelain crown will perfectly color-match the adjacent teeth so no one will ever be able to tell that you have a dental implant in your mouth. In fact, the dental implant will be so comfortable that you too will soon forget that it is not your original permanent tooth. Once the porcelain crown is permanently attached to the dental implant root, your dental implant will be complete. You will now be able to eat, smile, and speak once again with total confidence and in total comfort.
For an appointment to meet with our dentist regarding getting dental implants in Sandy UT, contact us today.
Granite View Dental
850 East 9400 S, Suite 100
Sandy, UT 84094
Dental Implants in Sandy UT
Our dental implants in Sandy UT will restore your full smile, filling in where you now have empty space. There are also practical reasons for them, though. Missing teeth can cause your others to shift, leading to discomfort and a misaligned bite. Here at Granite View Dental, we are pleased to offer the very best solutions for tooth loss.
Consider older full-tooth restorations. A fixed bridge needs your two surrounding teeth to be filed down so that anchors can be placed to stabilize the device. Partial dentures require that you apply dental adhesive, which can be both messy and unreliable, letting your dentures possibly slide when you speak or chew. In contrast, our dental implants in Sandy UT don’t affect your other teeth and they require no adhesive. That’s because they are not just a tooth, but a root, also. This means that you will have a replacement that is strong and dependable like a real tooth; one that will preserve your normal facial contours, and also keep your gum and bone tissue from atrophying. Implants look, feel, and perform just like your real teeth do. First, you will come in for a consultation and evaluation to make certain that you’re a good candidate. Part of that is testing your jaw bone, which must be sufficiently strong and thick to hold the implant. The titanium post that is your new root will be surgically placed in your jaw, whose bone tissue will grow around and fuse with the post. This takes a few months. A tooth-colored crown is then cemented to the post, completing our dental implants in Sandy UT.
If you take good care of an implant, there is every reason to think it can last a lifetime. Brush it, floss between it and your other teeth; you may even forget which one is the implant after a while. Schedule your appointment with our office right now.