Because of it’s connection to the jaw, and it’s carefully designed appearance, the dental implant performs very much like a real tooth.
Bountiful’s Dr. Wyson has completed extensive specialized training in implant dentistry, and has helped many patients enjoy the benefits of this leading approach to tooth replacement.
A dental implant includes a small, sturdy, titanium post which serves as new root structure. The implant is placed into your upper or lower jaw bone, and once bone has grown around the implant, implants can hold a crown, bridge or over-denture in the same way that natural teeth are held in place. Implants are very durable and can last a lifetime. While there is no guarantee that an implant procedure will be successful, studies have shown a five-year success rate of 95% for lower jaw implants and 90% for upper jaw implants. The success rate for upper jaw implants is slightly lower because the upper jaw (especially the back section) is less dense than the lower jaw. Lower back jaw dental implants have the highest success rate.
WHY DENTAL IMPLANTS?
Dr. Wyson can help improve life for her patients who have lost teeth and are sometimes too self-conscious to smile or talk. Regardless of the nature of problems related to tooth loss, dental implants may provide a simple remedy with proven results. Dental implants may be recommended for a number of reasons:
- Tooth Decay
- Root Canal Failure
- Gum Disease (Periodontitis)
- Trauma To The Mouth
- Excessive Wear And Tear
- Congenital Defects
Request a complimentary consultation today with Dr. Wyson about tooth replacement using Dental Implants!