If you’ve lost any of your teeth, whether it’s due to gum disease, an abscess, or other problems, you can replace those lost teeth with dental implants. These are quickly becoming one of the most popular methods for tooth restoration, which is why our team here at Lexington Heights Dental in Cedar Hills, Utah, is proud to provide this service to you.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at what’s involved in the dental implant process.
Dr. John Lohner will start the treatment by examining your mouth and taking a few X-rays of the area. Then, he will refer you to a local oral surgeon who specializes in dental implants.
The oral surgeon will drill a small channel into your jaw bone and will screw a titanium implant into place. Titanium is the metal of choice because it is biologically inert and it will eventually fuse to your jawbone to create an anchoring abutment.
After the bone has fused with the implant, Dr. John Lohner will begin to install a dental crown made from gold, base metal, or porcelain. If you care for you implant properly, it will last for many years, and may never need to be replaced in your life.
If you think implants are for you, or you want to see if your mouth is healthy enough to support them, call us today at 801-756-2006 to schedule a consultation appointment.