Implant Dentistry
Implant Dentistry2022-01-29T12:30:36-09:00

Implant Dentistry

Is your smile missing one or more natural teeth? If you need to replace one or more missing teeth, our dentists can provide you with dental implants to restore your entire tooth from root to crown. Implants look and function just like your original teeth, restoring your smile, proper oral function, and your quality of life. We welcome you to contact iSmile today to learn more about the benefits of dental implants in Utah and Arizona and schedule your consultation with our dental professionals.

Dental implants are lasting, stable tooth replacements that can replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth, or complete arches of teeth. The dental implant post, which is a screw made of titanium, is surgically placed in the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. It replaces the missing tooth root and ensures that your dental restoration is stable. A healing period is often required to allow the bone to begin to bond with the biocompatible post.

Following this healing period, our dentist will place the dental implant restoration or replacement tooth, which fits on top of the implant post. Depending on which teeth are missing and your personal dental needs, your implant restoration might be a dental crown, dental bridge, or a complete or partial denture. Each dental implant restoration is custom-made to fit your smile comfortably and aesthetically.

Replacing a missing tooth can restore your smile to optimal health, function, and appearance. A dental implant is an excellent option for restoring your smile because the implant is designed to look, function, and feel just like your natural teeth, and with proper care, it can last a lifetime. For more information about the benefits of implant dentistry and to schedule your implant consultation, please call or visit us soon.

Is there an age requirement for a dental implant?2021-09-16T08:43:01-09:00

Dental implants are rarely conducted on anyone under the age of 18; as young bodies still develop, so does their jaw. There is no age limitation for dental implants. Regardless of your age, your dental professional will consider your overall health when discussing dental implants.

How soon after a dental extraction can I get an implant?2021-09-16T08:42:43-09:00

Your dentist will need to clear you following the healing process of a dental extraction. The usual healing time is 6-8 weeks following an extraction.

The healing time following an implant fuse can take at least four months before the crown creation. This time allows your jaw to heal and accept the implant, so a post and crown will be secure.

Do dental implants hurt?2021-09-16T08:42:19-09:00

During the dental implant process, local anesthesia is applied to numb the nerves to expect not to feel any pain during the procedure.

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