Missing teeth are not only difficult to deal with, but can leave you feeling embarrassed and uncomfortable.
Dental implants offer a secure and durable path to restoring a missing tooth from the root to the crown.
The team at Utah Oral Surgeons in Provo, American Fork, and Price, UT, provides some of the best implant care in the state. Can we help you?
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Last for Decades
If you follow your dentist's recommendations and practice good dental habits, dental implants have the potential to last for decades. While the restoration attached to the implants will eventually require replacement, the implant itself can last the rest of your life.
Don't Slip and Slide
Patients often complain about traditional dentures and bridges because they have the risk of coming loose, changing positions, and even falling out. On the other hand, dental implants fuse directly with your jawbone, so there is little chance of them becoming loose.
Retain Jawbone Strength
When you lose a tooth, your jawbone can begin to atrophy where the tooth root used to be. This can lead to impaired bite strength and distorted facial features. Fortunately, dental implants replace the natural tooth roots and fuse with the jawbone, so the bone receives the support it needs to stay strong.
How Are Dental Implants Placed?
The Basics of Dental Implants
Dental implants are titanium rods that replace tooth roots. An oral surgeon surgically places implants through the gums and into the jawbone. The medical titanium is able to osseointegrate or fuse with the jawbone, allowing it to replicate the function of a natural tooth root. Once securely fused with the jaw, they can support restorations like dentures, bridges or crowns. Because of their durability and longevity, dental implants are generally considered by the dental community to be the best available treatment for restoring missing teeth.
Dental Implants with Utah Oral Surgeons
At Utah Oral Surgeons in Provo, American Fork, and Price, UT, Drs. Crawford and McBee are among the most experienced implant surgeons in the entire state. As highly-trained oral and maxillofacial surgeons, they are better equipped to perform implant surgery than a doctor trained in only general dentistry. Furthermore, their state-of-the-art facilities provide an ideal environment for achieving great results with dental implants.
What really sets our team apart in the field of implant surgery is the advanced technology we use to ensure that implants are placed as precisely as possible. Our practice is the only one in the state to utilize the cutting-edge X-Guide™ machine, a 3-D imaging system that provides industry-leading guidance for implant placement.
If your smile is compromised by missing teeth, dental implants can restore your bite strength and your confidence. We invite you to schedule a consultation today so our expert surgeons can examine your mouth and develop a personalized dentistry treatment plan for you. You can schedule a consultation by booking online or by calling:
Dr. Mcbee did a fantastic job. I can't recommend him enough. Office and staff were great. If your looking for a experienced surgeon that does a great job look no further.
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The Timeline of Dental Implant Treatment
Qualifications for Dental Implants
Because smoking reduces your body's ability to heal, it can undermine your candidacy for many types of oral surgery. In the case of dental implants, smoking increases the risk of implant failure. If you are a smoker interested in implant treatment, you should quit several months ahead of surgery.
Low Bone Density
If your jawbone has atrophied to an extreme degree, it may be too weak to support dental implants. However, patients with low bone density can restore their candidacy by undergoing bone grafting treatment.
If you have gum disease, periodontal therapy will be necessary before your gums are able to undergo implant placement. This will ensure the best possible chance of success for your treatment.
I often refer my patients to this office and they consistently are treated very well. Their Dr.s and Team are friendly and professional. Thanks for always taking such great care of our patients!
Friendly front desk Staff :) I also was able to meet Dr. McBee personally to discuss my situation and he was equally friendly. Thank you.