Learn about Dental Implants from Dr. Jerry Maymi
If you have lost a tooth, there are many replacement options to choose from. All of these options are helpful and useful, but only one replacement option can act like a normal tooth. If you want to restore your teeth with a higher degree of accuracy, you need dental implants.
If you are interested in dental implant surgery, come see Dr. Jerry F Maymi in South Jordan, UT. Dr. Maymi can help you decide on the best dental restoration treatment to replace your lost tooth. If dental implants are right for you, he and his experienced and award-winning staff have the expertise and advanced technology to make sure the treatment progresses smoothly.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants are titanium posts (or abutments) topped with a dental crown, often made from porcelain. Bone bonds to titanium, which means the implant has the strength to accurately imitate the function of a real tooth. As a result, dental implants provide many unique functional benefits, such as:
Improved bone structure. The jaw bone can lose its shape and structure without a tooth. Implants give your jaw the needed structure to preserve the bone.
Restored speaking and eating ability. Implants function like normal teeth, which means you can generally eat and speak as you normally would.
Individual replacement. Dental implants can replace individual teeth without affecting other teeth, unlike other dental restoration options.
What is the Dental Implant Treatment Like?
If Dr. Maymi determines you need dental implants, he will use a series of procedures to ensure success. First, you will have a surgery to place the titanium post. After the surgery, you will wait 3 to 6 months to give you gums time to heal. Then, you will receive the crown and complete the implant. Follow-up visits will ensure everything is working fine in the months after the procedure is complete.
If you are missing a tooth, don’t wait to replace it. Call (801) 253-7553 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Maymi in South Jordan, UT today.