What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a permanent, natural-looking replacement for a missing tooth. Dental implants in Logan, Utah can be used to replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth, or all of the teeth in the mouth. The dental implant is a small screw or post, typically created from titanium. This post is surgically implanted into the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. During a period of healing, the jawbone will begin to fuse with the implant and your gums will heal. After this healing period, our caring dentist at Ridge View Smile Care will place the dental implant restoration. The implant restoration, which may be a dental crown, full denture, partial denture, or dental bridge, replaces the crown of the missing tooth to restore your smile.

Are dental implants better than bridges?

One of the main advantages of dental implants over dental bridges is that an implant does not require adjustments to the neighboring teeth. With a dental bridge, the adjacent teeth must be adjusted to place dental crowns to support the artificial tooth. Dental implants do not require adjustments to the adjacent healthy teeth, ensuring that your smile stays healthy. To learn more about the benefits of implant dentistry, we welcome you to contact Dr. Brandon Schvaneveldt today.