Drs. Dan and Tyler Utley Offer Dental Imlants
Comfortable Dental Care in St. George
Smile, laugh and eat again with absolute confidence! If you are missing teeth and have experienced permanent dental implants, we think you will agree that they are one of the best dental technologies ever developed. Dental implants can get you back to enjoying life in ways that dentures and bridges never could and can replace single teeth so you would never know they are missing.
An implant acts as a substitute for the root of your missing tooth. The titanium fixtures bond to the bone in your mouth. These fixtures form a foundation for a replacement tooth that looks and feels just like your natural teeth. Implants have quickly become the most preferred method of tooth replacement. There are numerous advantages of dental implant treatment over traditional treatment options. For instance, it is not necessary to grind down the bordering or adjacent teeth for a bridge, or secure a partial denture to them with clasps that might eventually loosen the natural teeth. By utilizing titanium fixtures, people who are missing teeth may be spared the many problems associated with traditional false teeth.
When a tooth is lost, it is normal for the jaw ridge to shrink leaving a defect. Implanted fixtures actually help preserve the gum ridge and jaw bone density by providing the stimulation that was previously provided by the natural tooth roots. This helps maintain the integrity of facial structures.
Gum recession is not something you want to ignore. If you think your gums are receding, make an appointment with your dentist. There are treatments that can repair the gum and prevent further damage.