Implants? Crowns? Veneers? Invisible braces? As dental technology and services have expanded in the Salt Lake City area, so has the vocabulary. Dentistry has advanced to provide many new solutions that address almost every possible dental problem.
In the past, if a patient in Salt Lake City had a missing tooth or a severely damaged tooth, Utah dentists regularly suggested dental bridges or dentures, because they were the best options at the time. These days, dental implants have proven to be superior to dental bridges for most Salt Lake City patients. They can also replace dentures or anchor dentures for some patients.
A dental implant provides many important advantages over a dental bridge or dentures:
Longevity – Dental implants are substantial and permanent, meaning with proper care they can last ten years or more.
Seamless – Fabricated to have the same shape, size and color of the original tooth, the implant will blend seamlessly with all the other teeth. If the original tooth had aesthetic issues, these can generally be repaired with the implant crown.
Function – A dental implant functions like a natural tooth allowing for normal eating and speaking.
Convenience – Unlike dentures, no adhesives, rinsing, or removal is necessary.
Independent – Like the missing tooth, the dental implant is treated individually. No damaging of adjacent teeth is required, as with dental bridges. This independence allows nearby teeth to remain intact. Cleaning is easier than with most dental bridges which can require the threading of floss under and around the artificial tooth.
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If you are interested in getting a dental implant, call The Sugar House Dentist in Salt Lake City to schedule a consultation. We also provide family dentistry.
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