Dental Implants | Park City, Salt Lake City, Midway & Heber, UT
Every tooth is composed of two parts — the crown and the root. Your crown is the visible part of your tooth, and the root remains unseen while holding your tooth in place.
When a tooth is lost, you immediately begin to lose the part of your jawbone that held the tooth in. You might not feel any different or notice it happening, but the bone is lost quickly. Another bad thing that begins to happen right away is that your other teeth shift to fill the space left by the missing tooth. This not only causes your bite to be wrong, but this can also make you look a lot older than you are as your face begins to collapse. Replace your teeth with dental implants from Dr. Paul Peterson at Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry in Park City, Salt Lake City, Midway and Heber City, UT.
Replace Teeth with Dental Implants
Dental implants are used if you need to replace your entire tooth, including both the crown and the root. Dental implants are as permanent a solution for your tooth loss that we have to offer.
Dental implants involve reconstructing your missing teeth along with their supporting structures. The technology, skills and materials have advanced to a point where dental implants are predictable and long-lasting.
Your dental implants will look and feel as much like your natural teeth as possible. Dental implants allow you to speak, eat, and smile with renewed confidence.
If you are considering having dental implants placed, a good place to start is with Dr. Peterson in Park City, UT. In many cases, he will be able to place the dental implants and put the crown on the implant. With the materials and techniques that Dr. Peterson has used for the past 10+ years, he is able to restore your tooth with a crown on the implant in 5-6 weeks instead of the traditional wait of 4-6 months. Sometimes he will work with an oral surgeon or periodontist that places the dental implants. Dr. Peterson will plan the case so that the dental implants are placed in the ideal location for a terrific esthetic and functional final result.
Who are the Ideal Candidates for Dental Implants?
Dental implants have been used to restore teeth for people of all ages. You need to have healthy bones and gums, and sufficient bone to support the implant. Other health factors to consider include chronic diseases. For example, diabetes can affect healing. Dr. Peterson will make sure you meet all the criteria during your personal evaluation before making any recommendations.
What is involved in the dental implant procedure?
First the titanium implant (root) is surgically placed in the bone. This stage requires several months for the bone to fuse with the implant.
We then have a custom titanium abutment made that fits into the implant
After your gums have healed, Dr. Peterson attaches the “tooth” which is consistent in shape, size and color to blend in naturally with your other teeth.
Dental Implants Patient Case
Leonard presented to our office with this lower tooth broken off at the bone level. Dr. Peterson explained what would be involved to reconstruct what was left of the tooth versus replacing the tooth with a dental implant. After consideration of his options, Leonard chose to invest in dental implants and have the badly broken tooth replaced. Dr. Peterson was able to remove the tooth and place the dental implant the same day. The photos you see are of the custom abutment and porcelain crown that were placed after a brief healing period.
What are the alternatives to dental implants?
Dental implants are often used in place of a dental bridge or partial denture, spacer, or dentures.
What are the advantages of dental implants over these alternatives?
Dental implants have the distinct advantage of being the most permanent of these choices, and feel and function like natural teeth. They also help preserve bone tissue, the shape of the arch and facial fullness. While they require good oral hygiene, they are less hassle than removable options, and, certainly, are not going to get lost.
Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry proudly provides Park City, Salt Lake City, Heber, Midway, Duchesne, Vernal, UT and the surrounding areas with advanced dental implants. Call today for your consultation at (435) 658-0678 or complete a Contact Form here!