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What is an Implant?

by James Webster on December 13, 2020 , Comments Off on What is an Implant?

Do you have damaging or missing teeth? Are you looking for a way to replace your teeth? If one or more of your teeth are missing, you may qualify for a dental implant as a way to permanently replace the missing teeth. Dental implants are a great way to replace a tooth or support dentures. Dental Implants are a safe and easy way for you to keep your mouth healthy. The success rate of an implant is nearly 98%. Dental implants are like an artificial screw in your mouth. This screw is meant to bond with your jaw bone and provide a place to put an artificial tooth. 


It typically takes a couple visits to your dentist to complete this procedure. When you go in for your appointment the doctor will first give you an oral evaluation. You need a strong and healthy jaw bone to receive an implant so the dentist will take a look at your jaw and make sure you qualify for an implant.


As soon as your dentist determines you qualify for an implant the procedure can begin. First, implants are placed into your jaw bone. It will take about three to six years for your implant and jaw bone to create a strong bond. As soon as that bond is strong you can schedule another appointment for the next stage. 


Next the dentist will attach a small healing collar. When then other attachments can be added like an artificial tooth. 


This entire operation takes typically about eight months and patients tend to not feel any daily disturbance during that time. Dental implants have a very high successful rate. The rate is nearly 98%. Here at Dentist in Spanish Fork Utah we offer implants and are happy to serve you. Give us a call and schedule an appointment today!

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