Dental implants have become the standard option for missing tooth replacement. With their natural appearance and long-term durability, dental implants help support a stable oral foundation for optimal oral health.
Dental implants can be used to successfully replace one missing tooth or a whole set of missing teeth. Your implants will be capped with a dental crown, bridge, or denture depending on your personal dental concerns.
The specifics of your dental implant procedure will depend on the number and location of your missing teeth. Dr. Ludlow provides comprehensive and personalized treatment planning for all patients after a thorough oral health exam. Our Holladay dental care team will help you restore function, health, and beauty to your smile.
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Permanent dental restoration
- Stabilizes oral foundation
- Encourages natural bone regeneration
- Natural appearance
- Comfortable fit
- Reduces future damage to your teeth and gums
- Prevents bone loss
What to Expect
Advancements in modern dental technology have made dental implants the most natural tooth replacement option. Dental implants support natural bone regeneration and look and feel like natural teeth.
3D CBCT Scanning
During your personalized consultation, Dr. Ludlow will use 3D CBCT cone beam scanning to determine optimal positioning of implants. This advanced technology provides virtual 3D imagining of your bone structure to help visualize the proper placement of implants.
Dental Implant Procedure
A surgical appointment will be scheduled at your convenience. The titanium post will be surgically implanted into your jaw bone. The titanium post(s) is biocompatible, meaning that the post will fuse with your jaw. This allows the post to act as a prosthetic root structure and encourages natural bone growth, deterring bone deterioration and jaw recession associated with untreated missing teeth. The healing process takes about 4-6 months.
Once fully healed, Dr. Ludlow will custom fabricate your dental restoration. Using the most modern dental materials, Dr. Ludlow will design a dental crown, bridge or denture that fits your mouth and blends in with your smile.
Dental Implants Vs. Dentures
ental implants are a permanent dental restoration that provides long-term natural and comfortable results. Dental implants can provide confidence and a peace of mind that traditional dentures can not. Implants are secure and will not slip or fall out while eating or speaking. Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper oral hygiene and regular visits to our Holladay, UT dentist office for regular check-ups.