Dental implants are often the best solution for patients who are missing teeth and seek a replacement. If you have been missing or have recently lost a tooth, please contact us at Infinity Dental in Murray, Utah to set an appointment. To learn more about what exactly a dental implant is and the benefits of receiving an implant please continue reading.

What is an Implant?

Generally, when speaking about dental implants, most are referring to all the parts associated with receiving a new tooth. There are two main parts of the dental implant tooth replacement, one is the implant itself and the other is the restoration that is placed onto the implant.

Implant: The best and easiest way to explain the implant itself, is that it acts as the new root for your new tooth. The implant has a hollow center to allow for the restoration to be placed. Because the implant is the new root, it has to be surgically placed into your jaw bone and after it heals, the restoration can be placed.

Restoration: Depending on how many teeth you are missing and your consultation with the dentist, you will either be getting a single tooth restoration or a dental bridge. Once deciding on an implant you will work closely with the dentist to talk about the details of your custom-made artificial restoration.

Receiving dental implants can help provide stabilization to many different types of restorations. Depending on your specific needs and your dental situation other implant-supported restorations include:
Implant-supported bridges
Implant-supported dentures

Dental Implant Benefits

Dental implants fill in the missing teeth in your smile with new, custom-made artificial teeth that cannot be damaged.

Where a tooth is missing, the jaw bone isn’t being stimulated through chewing. Dental implants allow new stimulation and prevent the bone from deteriorating.

A new tooth can improve your overall quality of life by improving speech, eating, and self-esteem.

If you have been thinking about getting a dental implant and would like to learn more about how it can benefit you please don’t hesitate to come to see us at our office Infinity Dental in Murray, Utah.