Implant Teeth in South Jordan UT
Dental Implants Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.
What Are Dental Implants?
A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the dental implant is made of titanium – the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, the surgeon first replaces the root with a small dental implant.
Time is allowed for bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. A support post (abutment) is then placed on the dental implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In many cases a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the dental implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.
Are You Ready to Reclaim Confidence in Your Smile?
“Don’t be afraid to Smile.”
For years I’d felt like a part of my body was missing — because my teeth were. My dentist told me that dental implants would make me feel and look a lot better. OK, I said. Now, I’m thrilled. I can smile, eat anything, and enjoy a good laugh with my friends.
Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Christensen is able to place single stage implants. These dental implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them, but do require a minimum of six weeks of healing time before artificial teeth are placed. There are even situations where the implant can be placed at the same time as the tooth extraction – further minimizing your number of surgical procedures.
Dental implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist. Dr. Christensen performs the actual dental implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary. The restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the dental implant process.
Wasatch Oral Surgery
Patient Review by Desiree J
Dr Christensen did a great job with my sinus lift and implants. Him and his staff are really nice and care about their patients.
- Desiree J
Patient Review by Mike P
Five stars - or ten stars - I can't see the place where I'm supposed to leave the star rating, It doesn't show up on this browser, but whatever stars are possible, I rate the highest number of stars. I don't usually leave reviews, but I am very impressed with Dr. Christensen and his professionalism and friendliness. Also, he was very helpful when dealing with difficult insurance - thank you.
- Mike P
Patient Review by Don O
A business is the sum of its business Processes. I will outline, comment and rate each process(Scale 1-10). 1. Web site access for making contact; Easy To Use; (10). 2. Making Appointment; Answered immediately by employee, who was courteous, friendly and made appointment with desired date and time, (10). 3. Registering dental information via web site; Easy to use and complete (10). 4. Arriving for Appointment; I arrived 1/2 early, staff had all paperwork ready for me to sign and took me to room early (10). 5. Pre-Operation Procedure; Without waiting, began to prepare me for surgery, (10). Operation; Dr. Christensen arrived early, spent some time talking and began procedure, very efficient without discomfort. I didn't wait during entire process and was completed in about 45 minutes, (10+). 6. Post-Operative; I went into an office where staff provided me with instructions but did not review the instructions. I would have preferred to have the instructions reviewed while in the office. My next appointment was scheduled (8). This is an excellent managed business with superb care by staff and Dr. Christensen. My overall rating would be (10)
- Don O
Patient Review by Pat F
Wasatch Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, I would consider one of the top in the state. Dr. Christensen goes over and above to make sure your dental results are successful! I would highly recommend Dr. Kyle Christensen (actually I have already and she will be calling them soon). Thank you to the staff, who are very professional and nice!
- Pat F
Patient Review by Melanie S
Great doctor and great staff! Thank you!
- Melanie S