For thousands of years, dentures have been allowing people to chew foods harder than mashed bananas and show a smile without seeing black space because of missing teeth. Provo denture wearers also know how unstable, irritating, embarrassing, and inconvenient they can be. Today, people with missing teeth are fortunate to have a tooth replacement choice that is far better than both traditional dentures and dental bridges. A dental implant provides the total package, so to speak. An implant replaces the visible part of the tooth and – this is key – also the root. Provo dentists Dr. David Bennett at Advanced Dental Care is an experts in the art and science of dental implants.
The dental implant process works like this: A super-strong titanium post is anchored directly into the jawbone. An abutment is then attached to the post. Finally, a crown or denture is attached to the abutment. Tooth implants provide the following benefits:
Stability – Implants don’t move around in your mouth. This permits normal chewing, swallowing, and speech.
Bone Retention – The post prevents the bone loss that almost always occurs after a tooth is extracted
Dental implants prevent jaw muscle dysfunction that can occur when remaining teeth are forced to compensate for missing teeth
Tooth implants eliminate gum irritation caused by dentures
No need for denture relines
No denture adhesive needed (Remember, they are anchored in your jawbone just like natural teeth!)
Provo dental implant patients with one or two missing teeth can replace each missing tooth with a permanent implant. Those with significant tooth loss are usually best served with an implant-anchored denture.
If you want more information from Provos best dentist Dr. David Bennett about tooth implant costs in Provo or cosmetic dental financing, call Advanced Dental Care at 801-375-1414 .