Doctors Crawford and McBee and their caring surgical staff at Utah Oral Surgeons are uniquely trained and qualified to provide dental implants for residents of Utah County and throughout the state.
Tooth loss can occur from a number of situations including extensive tooth decay, accident, abscess, gum disease, tumor removal or other unfortunate circumstances. One of the most effective treatments for replacing missing teeth is through a dental implant.
A dental implant is a titanium cylinder placed in the jaw bones used to replace missing teeth. Implants are a exceptional alternative to dentures and bridges. Implant dentistry requires a collaborative effort between the oral and maxillofacial surgeon, a restorative dentist, a dental hygienist and a laboratory technician.
Dental Implant Treatment
Implant reconstruction is performed in two stages. First, implants are surgically placed in the jaw. Through Osseointegration, a unique biological fashion, the natural bone bonds to the implant. While waiting for this bonding to occur the patient is usually provided with a temporary, removable cosmetic tooth. When implant bonding is confirmed, usually four to six months later, the patient then returns to the restorative dentist to begin construction of the teeth on top of the implants.
Advantages of Dental Implants
- The function, look and feel of natural teeth
- No more nausea, gagging or loss of taste that are often come with dentures
- Effectively slows the degree of jawbone shrinkage that occurs with removable dentures
- Return of natural facial features around the lips and mouth
- Eat your favorite foods again
- Renew your confidence in social settings
If you are missing one or more teeth or are at risk of doing so, please contact Utah Oral Surgeons to schedule a consultation. Dental Implants are often the most permanent, effective, worry-free and attractive solution to replacing a lost tooth. Doctors Crawford and McBee are some of the most experienced oral surgeons providing dental implants in Provo & Orem, Pleasant Grove & American Fork and throughout Utah County.