How dental implants can restore your smile after tooth loss
Drs. Jennifer Wahlen and John Torghele of Wahlen Dentistry in Perry, Utah, are pleased to offer patients a wide selection of services to restore their smiles when tooth extraction or tooth loss occurs. This includes the popular dental implant, a restoration made with titanium metal that functions like a natural tooth. This restoration is a durable option that helps maintain the bone, while other options can lead to bone loss. Dental implants allow patients in many different situations to restore their smiles with a permanent tooth replacement option that is easy to care for and functions better than partial and traditional removable full dentures.
How can the team at Wahlen Dentistry use dental implants to restore missing teeth?
Dental implants are incredibly versatile and are used in many different situations. Our team at Wahlen Dentistry encourages patients to consider the benefits of implants to determine if they are a good fit. Dental implants may be suggested in the following situations:
- Replacing a single tooth. A dental implant can serve this purpose if you need to replace one tooth in the smile. The implant is surgically placed into the jawbone, and the abutment is covered with a single dental crown.
- Replacing multiple teeth in a row. If one or more teeth in a row are impacted by tooth loss, a dental bridge paired with one or two dental implants can restore the smile’s function and appearance. The implants act as anchors to hold the bridge if adjacent natural teeth are not available.
- Replacing all the teeth in the dental arch. Patients who have full dentures and are unhappy with their fit and function may want to ask our team about the advantages of implant-retained dentures. These use four dental implants along the arch to connect with conservative dentures to provide a more reliable appliance.
Are you ready to find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants?
Call Wahlen Dentistry today to request an appointment with our team to determine if you are a good fit for dental implants or other restorative dentistry solutions available at our office. We are located at 2480 South Highway 89, Suite A, in Perry, UT, and can be reached by calling (435) 246-4602. We also serve patients in the surrounding communities of Ogden, North Ogden, and Brigham City, UT, and are welcoming new patients and families.