Dental implants in Utah are used to help patients live with a healthier smile and teeth. Oral health is imperative to the future of a patient’s overall health, which is why our dental professionals work to ensure our patients are as healthy as possible. Dental implants are manmade roots placed in a patient’s jaw to keep a bridge or new tooth in place when the old tooth is no longer viable. It works like a typical root, but it’s made by man and implanted by a dentist.
Dental Implants in Utah
Our dental professionals use two different types of dental implants. Tooth implants in Utah consist of either Endosteal implants or Subperiosteal implants. Endosteal implants are placed in the bone, and they’re the most commonly used tooth implants in Utah. They’re all made with different materials, and your dentist works with you to help you determine which material is best for your mouth and health issues.
Subperiosteal implants are used on top of a patient’s jaw to hold a frame in place for dental work. These are less commonly used, but they’re used on patients with minimal bone height and those who cannot use Endosteal implants for various health reasons.
Dental implants aren’t complicated, but the procedure of having one placed in a patient’s mouth depends on the patient, their needs, how many teeth are being worked on, and which implant type they’re using. Our dental professionals discuss the options with you, and we explain the process in great detail following the diagnosis of your dental implant needs.
Following Your Appointment
Once you have your dental implants in your mouth, we work closely with you to ensure you are caring for them correctly. These are manmade items, and they do require additional care. Your teeth still need the same good care at home and in the dentist’s office every six months. It’s safe to brush and floss with dental implants in place, and it’s safe to eat the same foods you’ve always enjoyed.
Your dental implants need the same care you’ve always provided your teeth. As you get used to your dental implants, your dentist will schedule regular appointments with you to monitor their progress and your oral health. This helps prevent any issues from forming in your mouth, and it helps you understand the importance of continuous care in your mouth.
Make an Appointment
One of the biggest mistakes people make is not calling the dentist until they’re already in pain or suspect there is a health issue in one or more teeth. By scheduling regular cleanings every six months, your dentist can potentially spot oral health issues early and fix them before any major surgery is needed. Let your dentist help you stay healthy as long as possible by making regular appointments and caring for your teeth at home on a daily basis. Dental implants are helpful when your oral health is already in question, but preventing these issues makes life easier from the start.
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