So much of daily life deals with how we present ourselves to others. Certain aspects of ourselves can really hinder opportunities and prevent a life of wonder and fulfillment. Missing teeth can be a big probe for not only aesthetics but also oral health. Dental implants offer a way to fill the gaps and prevent other issues that may arise.
Dr. Andrew M. Vernon is a native Utahn and an all-around oral “nut.” He attended Brigham Young University and received his dental degree at Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health graduating top of his class. He also completed a post-graduate hospital residency at the University of Utah Medical Center.
Before you contact our Millcreek dental office to schedule an appointment, let us share the top five benefits of dental implants.
People are often overly concerned with how they look and with missing teeth the spotlight can make daily life so much worse. Implants will not only look like a normal tooth, they will guarantee a full and confident smile (assuming oral health is taken care of). Don’t be lonely anymore and deal with that dental dilemma!
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There isn’t anything more uncomfortable than constant mouth pain. When a tooth is missing this gives way for decay to rot the jawbone. If the smell of a putrid mouth isn’t enough to persuade you, the entire jawbone will be compromised and may lead to noticeable deformation. Dental implants will prevent this horrible fate using a process called osseointegration; this is where an artificial root is set into the bone and a prosthetic is attached.
Dental implants are the best investment for oral health. Bridges can seem like a good option but this leaves the hidden threat of decay that will form under the crowns of the bridge and create more problems. Bridges are also harder to maintain than implants requiring constant worry of keeping them clean. There is a lot of room for error with this quick fix and while the Implant process is more time consuming in the get-go, more time will be saved throughout life.
If you are in need of dental work, please contact our Millcreek dental office at (801) 719-5447 to schedule an appointment today!