A missing tooth can impact your quality of life in a myriad of ways. Beyond the impaired ability to chew food efficiently, it can also lead to other issues, like slurred speech or alterations in your appearance. In the past, many dentists would advocate using a dental bridge to restore the function and appearance of the missing tooth. While this was often an effective restorative method, many people complained that the bridge did not feel as strong as the original natural tooth.
Dental technology and techniques have advanced significantly over the course of the last two decades. During this time, dental implants have grown in popularity for dental restoration.
This is a two-part restoration process. During the first step, your oral surgeon, Dr. Jody W. Adams, will insert a titanium abutment into the tooth’s empty socket. Titanium is the ideal material as it will gradually fuse with the surrounding bone tissues in a natural process known as osseointegration.
This will create a very strong anchor point for an eventual dental crown that will feel just as strong as the natural tooth. When it’s ready, your dentist will take an impression of the titanium abutment and start the process of fitting you for a dental crown.
If you’d like to replace a missing tooth with a dental implant Brigham City, Utah , you should call 435.723.6120 to schedule a consultation at Smile 2 Heart Dental.