Posted by Merit Dental on Aug 29 2017, 12:45 AM
Is your jaw strong enough for dental implants? Without teeth to hold, your jaw can weaken and deteriorate over time. With dental implants, your jaw can once again experience the benefits of a complete smile. Through a process is known as Osseointegration, the implant and bone connection will strengthen over time, allowing the implant to continue to work effectively for a lifetime of wear and tear without the fear of it being easily knocked loose.
Dental implants work by linking realistic looking implants directly to the roots of your jawbone for a durable hold that can last a lifetime. For implants to be placed, your dentist must determine if your jawbone is strong enough to hold them. If not, dental bridges and dentures are wonderful alternatives capable of filling out your smile once more. Alternatively, bone grafting treatments may be used to help strengthen your jaw.
Dental implants are crafted and customized to fill the needs of each individual tooth space for each individual person. If left untreated, these voids can become havens for bacteria and can even lead to a destabilization of your gums, which can cause your nearby teeth to move and shift.
With dental implants, your smile will not only look better, but it can be safer too. If you would like to meet with Dr. Mike Christensen and our team at Merit Dental for an examination, please call 801-375-9511 to schedule an appointment at our dentist's office in Orem, Utah. Let us help you take charge of your future with a healthy smile!