Are you looking to restore the beauty and functionality of your smile?
If you are missing a tooth, your whole smile is thrown off. This can negatively affect the ability of your bite pattern, speaking pattern, and overall self-esteem. At Larsen Family Dental, we strive to offer you the most natural-looking, long-lasting, and high-functioning solution to replacing a missing tooth. That’s why we offer state-of-the-art dental implants. Restorative dentistry patients are often most satisfied with dental implants. This is because 95% of dental implants are successful after long-term use. Additionally, dental implants are the only restoration option that allows you to avoid extensive bone loss in the jaw. Because implants mimic the function of natural tooth roots, they not only provide unparalleled support for dental restorations but also prevent further jawbone degeneration by stimulating the bone tissue in the same way that your natural tooth roots can.
Dental Implants in Bountiful, UT
The dental implant process involves a surgical procedure to insert the titanium post into your jaw bone and cover it with soft tissue to encourage healing. It will take a few months to fully heal and fuse to your jawbone. When you have healed completely, you will return for a second procedure to attach abutments to the implants. During the final visit, Dr. Larsen will then secure your dental crown on top of the abutment for permanent smile restoration. A dental implant supported restoration is considered the number one solution for missing teeth. Here are some commonly asked questions regarding our dental implants:
Am I a good candidate for dental implants?
Dr. Larsen will need to provide a thorough consultation of your dental and overall health to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. The ideal dental implant candidate is in good health, has strong jawbone tissue, and does not have a current smoking habit. However, the many advances in implant dentistry now offer procedures for augmenting compromised bone or periodontal issues to make it possible for the majority of patients desiring dental implants to receive them. Dr. Larsen will coordinate any necessary care with a local specialist if there are concerns to be addressed before placing dental implants.
Can dental implants be used with bridges and dentures?
Yes. Dental implants make great supports for bridges and dentures to prevent slippage. All steps in the procedure will remain the same almost entirely. During the final visit, Dr. Larsen will connect your permanent crown, bridge, or denture to the abutment, depending on which one you choose.
Are dental implants expensive?
There is a larger upfront cost to dental implants than other restorative solutions because of the surgical procedure required. If you need a more affordable treatment option, traditional bridges or dentures may be a better option for you. However, Dr. Larsen typically recommends dental implants because of the greater benefits they offer to your jawbone tissue. With dental implants, you are also less likely to need adjustments to your restoration over time, allowing you to save you money in the long run.