Dental Implants Fortify the Jaw and Permanently Restore Missing Teeth

What Are Dental Implants?

Missing or severely damaged teeth can greatly impact your quality of life. Fortunately, we offer a solution for missing teeth that affords you the opportunity to once again enjoy the foods you love and speak with clarity. Dr. Crawford and Dr. Leishman both place and restore dental implants at their Orem, UT, practice, renewing the function of your bite as well as your desire to confidently share your dazzling smile with the world.

Types of Dental Implant Restorations

 

We offer a variety of implant restorations, tailored to your unique needs:

 

  • Single Tooth Replacement: A dental implant can be placed directly in the location of a missing tooth, and then capped with a dental crown.
  • Multiple Tooth Replacement: If multiple teeth are missing, implants can be strategically placed to support a bridge, filling large gaps in your smile.
  • Full Arch Replacement: If you are missing most of your teeth on the upper or lower arch, a permanent restoration can be placed as an alternative to removable dentures.
  • Implant-supported Dentures: Implant-supported dentures provide superior function, stability, and convenience, as they can be removed at any time.

A dental implant is a small titanium post that is surgically placed in the jaw to serve as a replacement for your tooth’s root. Over the course of a few months, a process called “osseointegration” will occur, in which the jawbone will fuse with the implant.

This process creates a durable permanent base for a restoration such as a crown or denture. Dental implants can be used to restore and replace a single missing tooth, or to restore all teeth on both the upper and lower arches.

“ We pair state-of-the-art dentistry with more than three decades of experience and a compassionate touch to help you achieve a beautiful, functional smile. ”

Health Benefits of Dental Implants

 

Unlike other procedures aimed at addressing cosmetic dental concerns, implants offer a wide range of health benefits in addition to an aesthetic boost.

 

As tooth loss occurs, the jawbone no longer receives the stimulation from the tooth roots that it needs in order to maintain its form and density. This can result in bone atrophy, the deterioration of gum tissue, and sagging facial structures, which cause a more aged appearance.

Because dental implants fuse with the jawbone, they provide the stimulation necessary to keep your bone tissue strong and healthy. Additionally, dental implants promote healthier gums and general oral health by reducing the possibility of periodontal disease and other gum-related issues.

Achieving a Fuller, Functional Smile

 

Advancements in dentistry mean that patients who have suffered tooth loss are no longer limited to wearing uncomfortable restorations that irritate the gums, slip out of place, or appear unnatural.

At Crawford Leishman Dental Group, we pair state-of-the-art dentistry with more than three decades of experience and a compassionate touch to help you achieve a beautiful, functional smile. To learn about your candidacy and the cost of dental implants, or to schedule your consultation, please contact us today.

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