Restorations such as dental implants are truly changing the quality of life for patients who have missing teeth. These restorations are designed to offer a proper foundation for the replacement of one or more missing teeth. Implant restorations function, look and feel just like one’s natural teeth do. A patient with missing teeth can retain the ability to enjoy all their favorite foods once again, knowing at the same time that their teeth look completely natural. Patients with dental implants will also enjoy the preservation of their facial contours, eliminating the “sunken in” appearance many patients with tooth loss notice over time due to bone resorption. Greg G. Pitts DDS of American Fork, Utah, is excited to provide the placement and restoration of dental implants for new and existing patients.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are tiny titanium posts surgically placed into the jawbone, directly where a tooth is missing. These posts act as anchors that provide a tooth root substitute. The bone of the jaw grows to the metal post, resulting in a strong foundation for the implant crown. These posts are small and after healing occurs an abutment is screwed into them where the implant crown is cemented to.
Implants are also helpful in:
- Preserving facial structure
- Preventing the loss of bone/bone resorption
- Providing a proper foundation for crowns, bridges, or dentures
- Offering a long-term, permanent tooth replacement option
Why dental implants?
Once patients discuss with Greg G. Pitts DDS the advantages of dental implants, they often find the many ways it will improve their quality of life. With the loss of several teeth, chances are patients have struggled with how it affects the way they eat, speak, and feel about themselves. With dental implants, patients can experience renewed self-confidence and significantly improve their peace of mind in social situations. Dental implants can be your doorway to renewed self-confidence.
Call today to learn more!
If you live in or around the community of American Fork, Utah, and are considering the benefits of having dental implants placed. We encourage you to schedule a consultation and initial evaluation with Dr. Greg G. Pitts DDS to decide if you are a good fit for dental implants. Call our office at (801) 758-0019 to request an appointment. We are located at 9 North 1100 East, American Fork, UT.