Are you tired of hiding your smile? At Bishop Family Dental we understand how missing a tooth can impact your life. A space left by missing teeth can shift existing teeth out of place impacting eating and speaking. As your Salt Lake City Implant Dentist we will work with you to improve your smile, heath and confidence.
Dental implants are the closest replacement to your own teeth. A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically positioned into the jawbone like a tooth toot under the gum line. In order to be a candidate for implants you must have healthy gums and a strong jawbone. If you are cleared for the procedure an impression of your mouth will be taken. Each tooth will be made in the same shape, size and color as the surrounding teeth. A completely natural appearance will be achieved. The new synthetic tooth will be secured to the metal post. Using the metal post ensured that the tooth is so secure that you can enjoy your favorite foods and active lifestyle.
A replacement tooth will not decay like a natural tooth, but you must still maintain good oral health. Long term success of your implant depends on your healthy oral routine.
Please contact our Holliday Implant Dentist office location to see if implants are the right option for you. Our team will be happy to go over your options and what would work best for your and your lifestyle.
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- More than 30 million Americans are missing all their teeth in one or both jaws
- 15 million people in the U.S. have crown and bridge replacements for missing teeth
- 3 million have implants and that number is growing by 500,000 a year
- 10% of all US dentists place implants but that is increasing
- The success rate of implants has been reported in scientific literature as 98%
- Implants performed by US dentists 5,505,720 (2006)
- Implants performed by US general dentists 3,103,930 (2006)
- The dental prosthetic market in the U.S is projected to reach $5 billion by 2018
When Selecting an Implant Dentist
- What treatment options do you use to restore missing teeth?
- How many implant procedures have you performed?
- What’s your success rate?
- What’s your education and training in implant treatment?
- Which technique* and type of replacement teeth or appliance do you recommend for me, and why?
- What steps are involved in the process and where and by whom are they performed?
- What should I expect throughout the process in terms of pain, recovery time, eating, etc.?
- Will I have teeth throughout the process?
- What type of anesthesia do you use?
- What are the risks of the treatment option you’re recommending?
- What are the benefits?
- Can you share before-and-after pictures of other patients you have treated?
Helpful Related Links
- American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID). What are dental prosthetic implants. 2013
- American Academy of Periodontology (AAP). Implants defined. 2015
- American Dental Association (ADA). Glossary of dental terms. 2015
- WebMD. WebMD’s page on implants. 2015
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