For a patient who has lost one or more permanent teeth, dental implants may be the solution. Dental implants are a popular tooth restoration option because they are permanent and aesthetically appeasing. A dental implant consists of a dental restoration, an abutment and a dental implant post.
What Should I Expect?
First, the dental implant post is surgically placed in the socket of the missing tooth by our dentist. As the jawbone heals, it will fuse with the implant post. The healing process typically takes three to six months. The abutment is placed on the top of the implant post. Impressions are made so that your dental restoration, like a dental crown, can be made for your unique smile. When your crown is ready, the fit will be checked, necessary adjustments will be made, and the crown will be attached to the abutment.
How Should I Care for My New Implant?
It may come as a surprise to you that dental implants don’t require any special care. Simply practice proper dental hygiene and schedule regular dental appointments. Brush your teeth twice a day, floss once a day, and visit Identity Oral Surgery at least twice a year for routine dental appointments. If dental implants are cared for well, they can last for years, or even a lifetime.
For more information about dental implants in Salt Lake City, Utah, and to schedule an appointment with Dr. Preston Hansen, contact our office at 801-251-7167 today.