What is a dental implant?

ImplantsDental implants are currently the most exciting and evolving field of dentistry. With the latest advancements in dentistry, a dental implant has the ability to restore teeth to form and function similar to a natural tooth. A dental implant is placed into the jaw and a new tooth is custom designed to be put in place of the missing one. Depending on your individual dental needs, we may recommend a dental crown, bridge, full denture or partial denture to be attached to the dental implants and restore your oral health. The bone requires four to six months to heal, and dental implants generally require outpatient or office surgery. It can take from three to nine months to complete this process.

Do I need a dental implant?

If you are interested in a lasting, naturalistic replacement for your missing teeth, your dentist may recommend dental implants. Implants are durable and should be cared for like your natural teeth. When you properly care for your dental implants through daily oral hygiene and regular visits to our dental office, your implants can last a lifetime. Dr. Scott Healey is pleased to provide dental implants in Lindon, Utah, to restore the health, function, and appearance of your smile. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of dental implants, we welcome you to contact us today at Scott M. Healey Dentistry.