If you have suffered tooth loss because of serious decay, advanced periodontal (gum) disease, trauma, or any other factor, our dentists may recommend dental implants to restore your smile. Dental implants are a great solution for replacing a single missing tooth, a few missing teeth, or even all of your teeth. The process for getting a dental implant requires three main steps:
- First, we surgically insert the implant post into the jawbone. This acts as an artificial tooth root to provide a stable, lasting foundation for the replacement tooth.
- We then allow a period of healing of about 3-5 months. During this time, the bone tissue bonds with the biocompatible dental implant.
- Finally, our dentist attaches a custom-made dental implant restoration on top of the implant post. Depending on which teeth are missing and on your personal preferences, the implant restoration may be a crown, a bridge, a partial denture, or a complete denture.
Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime, provided you practice good dental hygiene and visit our office for regular checkups. Implants hold many benefits and are designed to look, function, and feel like your natural teeth. If you believe dental implants in Cedar City, Utah, may be the right choice for restoring your smile after tooth loss, we encourage you to contact Dr. Glazier today at Arbor Dental.