For those missing one or more teeth, our periodontist, Dr. Robert Ferrell, can practice implant dentistry and the myriad procedures and treatments that stem from it, including:
- Bone Grafting
- Immediate Dental Implant Placement
- Implant-Supported Dentures
- Multiple Tooth Implants
- Single Tooth Implants
- Sinus Lift
- Tooth Extractions
If you are looking for dental implants in South Ogden, Utah, please give our practice a call today at 801-334-9258 for more information.
Implant dentistry is recommended when you have lost one or more teeth. Implants are a type of prosthetic teeth, and work by replacing both the root and the crowns of your missing teeth after they have been removed from your mouth. An implant consists of two main parts – the implant post and the implant restoration.
A dental implant post replaces the tooth root, anchoring your new tooth to your jawbone and performing the same functions as your original tooth root in stimulating your supporting bone tissue. This helps keep your jawbone healthy and gives your teeth a stable foundation. The implant restoration replaces the crown of the tooth. Depending on how many teeth you are replacing it could be a single crown, a bridge, or a complete or partial denture.
Your implant treatment will begin with an implant placement surgery, during which our periodontist will surgically insert the implant post into your jawbone. There will then be a period of healing to allow the post to integrate with your jawbone. After this healing period we will work with you to design and create your implant restoration to cap the post and complete your treatment.
Anyone who has lost teeth is a candidate for implant dentistry, and as long as your teeth and gums are healthy you should be able to receive an implant without any complications. If you have a pre-existing dental condition, such as tooth decay or gum disease, you will need to receive treatment for that condition before an implant can be placed.
Dental implants are intended to be permanent replacements for your missing teeth. As such, they require the same care as your original teeth in order to stay in good condition and provide you with a healthy, functional and beautiful smile. This includes daily brushing and flossing as well as regular visits to your dentist for preventive care.
For more information about implant dentistry and to set up a consultation with our periodontist, contact our office today!