Dental Implants 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.
“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.
What are new Dental Implant Surgery Advances?
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 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 Dustin D
Great experience! I went in to get three wisdom teeth pulled, was put under anesthesia, woke up about a half hour later, and was on my way. Now here's the awesome part...I felt minimal pain the first night, then woke the next morning to NO PAIN. NONE!! I have never, ever had a dental procedure where I felt no pain the next day! I called them to share how utterly shocked I was, then called my dentist to thank them for the referral! Dr. Christensen is the best oral surgeon I've ever been to!!
- Dustin D
Patient Review by Christine C
Everything worked out great! Best place for having oral surgery!
- Christine C
Patient Review by Shirelle E
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Patient Review by Tara T
Great experience. Thank you
- Tara T
Patient Review by Mykalea P
Several of my family has come to Dr. Christensen and we all have had good experiences. Love this office
- Mykalea P
Patient Review by Kari B
These guys were amazing!! Super fast and friendly
- Kari B
Patient Review by Kelly H
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Patient Review by Shari B
Great experience. Everything went very smoothly
- Shari B
Patient Review by Laurie E
Good experience. Staff was friendly and made us feel comfortable.
- Laurie E