If you have a lost or missing tooth, a single-tooth dental implant can be used as the tooth replacement treatment you have been waiting for. Dental implants are tooth replacements that can look, function, feel, and act like normal teeth with superior durability and the capability of lasting a lifetime.
Dental implants are highly effective tooth replacement treatments because they do not require any food restrictions. Dental implants will not only strengthen your smile, they will also strengthen your jaw. The reason is due to the fact that when teeth are lost, your jaw will begin to weaken in areas where it is not holding teeth. However, dental implants will fill these spaces and through a process known as Osseointegration, will improve the strength of your jaw and over time, will increase the bond between the jaw and the implant.
However, dental implants require a strong jaw in order to be put in place. If your jaw is not strong enough, you will require a bone grafting treatment. Either bone sections from other parts of your body will be used to place on your jaw, or bone materials will be taken from a tissue bank or artificially created to graft onto your jaw. Once your jaw is strong enough for a dental implant, the treatment can begin.
If you would like a dental implant examination from Aspire Surgical at our office in Heber, Utah, please contact us at 435-315-2050. Dr. Joseph Fullmer and the rest of our team will ensure you get the complete smile you desire. It’s never too late to enhance your smile!