Protecting and perfecting your smile

Implants

More patients are getting dental implants to replace missing teeth. A dental implant consists of a post, an abutment, and the crown. The following is a description of each of these components:

  1. Post-made of titanium, which is imbedded in the jaw bone- like natural teeth.
  2. Abutment-Basically the connecting device that anchors the post to the crown.
  3. Crown-Usually made of porcelain or Zirconium to have the appearance of a natural tooth.
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The advantages of Dental Implants include:

  1. No diet restrictions
  2. Does not affect neighboring teeth
  3. Keeps the jaw bone preserved by preventing bone loss, because implants are imbedded in the jaw
  4. Appearance of natural teeth
  5. Do not have the discomfort of dentures
  6. Easy to clean and floss around
  7. Dr. Funk has taken extra training in implant surgery and has been placing implants for several years. It is important to greater implant success that the titanium metal “fuses” with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration. This is why bone loss is usually not a problem.

A dental implant is a biocompatible post that replaces the root of your missing tooth. They become the support for a natural looking restoration of the tooth or teeth.

A titanium post is surgically placed so it interfaces with the bone of the jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, denture, facial prosthesis or to act as an orthodontic anchor. In a few months, the bone will fuse to the post.
With current technology and the use of implants, we can support partial dentures and even full arches with complete loss of teeth, with bridges supported by implants. These create a smile that most people with missing teeth could only imagine in the past.

Funk Dental

1345 E. 3900 S. #108
Salt Lake City, UT 84124
801.274.3768