If you are missing a tooth, a dental implant might be the ideal solution to replace it. Our experienced dentist and team provide single-tooth implants to replace both the crown and root of your tooth, giving you back a healthy, functional and natural-looking smile. We invite you to contact Brigham City Dental at 435-734-2626 to learn more about single-tooth dental implants in Brigham City, Utah, and to set up a consultation with Dr. Brent Butler.
A tooth consists of more than just what you see when you open your mouth. The visible part is called the crown, but the tooth itself actually extends below the gumline, connecting to your jawbone and the rest of your body. When a tooth is knocked out or extracted, the entirety of it needs to be replaced in order to promote optimal oral health.
This is where a dental implant comes in. A dental implant is an ideal replacement for a tooth because it mimics the appearance and function of a whole tooth, not just the crown. An important component of the dental implant is its post, which takes the place of a tooth root. The post is made of biocompatible titanium, meaning it will fuse comfortably and effectively with your jawbone without being rejected by your body. The post will be inserted into your jawbone at the site of the tooth being replaced. The post will then fuse with your jawbone over the course of a few weeks or months. We will check on the progress of this fusion at follow-up appointments. The post must fuse successfully so that the rest of your restoration will be stable.
Once our dentist and team have determined that your post is secure and will provide the function you need, we will cap your post with a customized dental crown. The crown will be designed to match the shape, color and size of your other teeth, so no one has to know that your new tooth is an artificial one. In fact, you may very well forget that the new tooth is not a real one! That is the goal of a beautifully crafted dental implant: a perfect replacement that mimics the look and feel of a real tooth.
Due to its resemblance to a natural tooth, your oral health can be greatly improved with a dental implant. A dental implant post will keep your jawbone from resorbing so that it stays strong, and it will provide the sturdy foundation you need to eat, bite and speak without worrying about your implant loosening or causing discomfort. You can also feel confident showing it off in photos or during social events! And with proper care and routine visits to our dentist, your dental implant can last many years, or even the rest of your life.
If you would like to learn more about single-tooth dental implants, please schedule a consultation with our team!