Is a missing tooth causing you to shy away from sharing your smile? If so, come to Aspire Surgical and learn whether you can benefit from a dental implant! Our practice uses state-of-the-art equipment, such as cone beam scanning, to get a highly accurate and digital impression of your mouth. This technology allows us to provide more detailed, accurate, and effective treatment plans, and thus increase the chance that your implant is a success. Dr. Fullmer, Dr. Ryser, and Dr. Stosich are highly trained, and we look forward to helping you regain confidence in your smile with our single-tooth dental implants in Draper, Utah. Call us today at 801-576-5910 for more information, and to schedule your consultation!
A dental implant is a permanent tooth restoration made to look, feel, and function like your natural tooth. Dental implants can be used in a variety of procedures, but a common treatment is to use dental implants to replace a single missing tooth.
When it comes to replacing your missing teeth, many patients can choose between a dental implant and a bridge. While a dental bridge does replace your missing tooth, it also requires that the teeth on either side of your gap be ground down and restored with a dental crown. Dental bridges are also often held in place with metal clasps or other wiring, which, although small, can be noticeable when you smile. With dental implants, there are no visible signs that you received a dental treatment, and all of your remaining teeth remain untouched.
For your dental implant procedure, our team will first examine your smile to determine the exact location for your new implant. During your procedure, our doctors will place the implant screw into the jawbone where your natural tooth once stood. Once the implant is placed, it will take several weeks for the implant screw to become integrated with the bone. Once the surgical site is healed, we will place a customized, ceramic dental crown over the top of your implant, restoring the crown of your missing tooth and completing your implant procedure.
Because dental implants are placed into the jawbone, it is important that your bone be dense enough to support the implant. If you are interested in replacing your missing tooth with a dental implant, our doctors will examine your jawbone and determine whether or not it is strong enough to support your implant. If it is not, we offer bone grafting procedures to strengthen you bone and make dental implants possible. For more information, we welcome you to call or visit our practice today!