Dental implants are changing people’s lives. It has become a popular way to provide a secure anchor for artificial replacement teeth. A dental implant is a titanium post that is positioned surgically into the jawbone under the gumline with a replacement tooth or restoration placed on top. With more implants, sections of teeth called bridges can be secured in the dental arch. The implant is secured as the bone grows tightly around it. This is called osseointegration. Once fully integrated, the implant creates a stable foundation for your new teeth. These new teeth (called restorations) are life-like crowns and bridges that are strong and beautiful. With fully restored dental implants, you can smile confidently and enjoy all your favorite foods. A restored implant acts just like natural teeth with no need for any extra care other than regular dental hygiene, brushing and flossing.
For the denture wearer, we place mini-implants that hold the denture in place. Implant-retained dentures bring about better chewing ability. Schedule a consultation today to see if you are a candidate for these mini-implants. We will give you an estimate of the cost at your visit.
Who is a candidate for dental implants?
Are you missing a tooth? If so, you are a candidate for dental implants! Our dentists will evaluate your mouth to determine the right implant treatment for you and will discuss all your options with you to create a treatment plan that meets your needs. Please note that if you have a pre-existing condition, such as tooth decay or gum disease, or if you need bone grafting before your implant placement, you will need to complete treatment for those issues before receiving a dental implant.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Implants offer many benefits, including:
- Restoring your smile
- Restoring your ability to chew and speak
- Promoting better long-term oral health and function
- Preserving your supporting bone to keep it healthy
- And more!
How long will my implants last?
Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime. If you practice good oral hygiene at home and continue to visit Hallmark Dental Group for preventive care, your implant should last the rest of your life. Keep in mind that while the implant itself will remain firmly anchored in your mouth, you may need to replace the crown or bridge atop it at some point in the future if it wears out.
Schedule Your Consultation
Contact us today at 435-634-8338 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Phillip Hall or Dr. James Phillips and learn more about dental implants in Saint George, Utah.