Dental Implants 101

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Losing teeth, no matter the reason, is rarely a good experience. In fact, most would call it one of the most difficult things you’ll ever have to deal with. You really don’t notice how much you use your teeth until you lose one.

The good news is that if you do lose a tooth, you’re not out of luck. Thanks to advancements in dental technology you have more options than ever before when it comes to tooth restoration. More and more people are choosing dental implants. But why? Let’s take a look.

What are they?
When you see a dentist for implants, you’ll learn that implants are nothing more than a titanium post, inserted directly into your gums. The post is then covered up with a dental crown. This makes a tooth that looks real; so real, in fact, that only Dr. Samuel Richey can tell the difference.

Why implants?
A question we often get here at Lighthouse Dental & Orthodontics in Riverton, Utah, is why you’d want implants. After all, getting a titanium insert in your gums doesn’t sound like much fun, does it? It’s not, but the end result is something that acts almost exactly like a real tooth.

You do have to care for your implants like you would your real teeth. Otherwise you may end up with the same oral health issues that required implants to start.

For more information, or to make an appointment, call us today at 801-253-GRIN(4746).