Dental Implants Tooele UT

Dental implant surgery provides an attractive solution for those with missing or damaged teeth, offering artificial replacements that look and feel like the real thing. Unlike dentures or bridgework, dental implants fuse directly to your jawbone, which delivers a secure fit that won’t slip out of place – making them ideal even when natural tooth roots are absent.

Got a tooth that’s missing or damaged? Implants are the way to go! We can replace your lost smile with metal brackets and give you an upgrade, so there is no need to worry about inadequate dentures or bridges. Our dental implants make sure even without natural roots, we’ll have you grinning in no time!

How are Dental Implants Performed?

A surgical procedure for a dental implant is done depending on the type of implant and the condition of the patient’s mouth. Generally, the procedure requires making an incision into the gums to expose the jawbone. A hole is then drilled into the bone at a specific depth, which will serve as a foundation for the implant post. The post is placed in this hole, and a healing cap is attached to it. This entire process is done under local anesthetic and may last for about 1-2 hours.

After the post has been inserted, the gum tissue is sutured together and left to heal over several weeks before a permanent restoration, such as a crown or bridge, can be added. The implant will take several months to integrate with the bone fully. During this time, you should eat soft foods only and practice careful oral hygiene. Once the implant has fully healed, a final restoration will be placed to complete the dental implant procedure.

The success rates for dental implants are typically very high, and many patients can expect their implants to last a lifetime if they are cared for properly. However, there are some cases where the implant fails to integrate with the jawbone or becomes infected, so it is important to discuss all possible risks and benefits with your dentist before beginning treatment.