Benefits of Dental Implants
Dr. Gleave wants you to feel happy with your smile’s appearance. But while any tooth replacement can fill gaps left by missing teeth, only dental implants can improve your overall oral health. When you get implants at our Salt Lake City, UT dentist office, you'll see why dental implants are the best choice. Here are some more benefits:
Unlike dentures, dental implants are firmly attached to your jaw. You likely won't even notice your implants.
Implants can be used with different dental restorations, including crowns, bridges, and dentures, to give you a great-looking smile.
Implants require no special care. You won't need messy adhesives to keep your replacement teeth in place, and you won't need fitting adjustments that are necessary when bone shrinks - like with dentures.
Dental implants stimulate your jaw much like natural tooth roots. With stimulation your bone stays strong and healthy. You won't get that "caved-in" look that happens when your jawbone shrinks.
Because dental implants are embedded in your jaw, they provide a bite nearly as strong as your natural teeth. You can eat whatever you'd like.
Dental Implant Specialist
Dr. Gleave spends more than 300 hours each year continuing his education so he can offer the latest and most effective dental implant techniques. He is certified to offer Hybridge implants and procedures, which are designed to simplify the dental implant process.
His credentials include:
Int'l Congress of Oral Implantologists
The Fellowship designation requires at least 100 hours of advanced training a year.
American Academy of Implant Dentistry
AAID provides continuing education for implant dentists.
Misch Int'l Implant Institute
The institutes founder, Carl Misch, is considered one of the leading implant experts in the world.
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
The AACD is dedicated to advancing excellence in the art and science of comprehensive cosmetic dentistry and encouraging the highest standards of ethical conduct and responsible patient care.
American Dental Association
The ADA is committed to supporting dentists interested in learning new skills, advancing their research and improving their practice.
Gentle Dental Implant Procedures for Your Smile
The dental implant procedure involves a combination of art and science. Dr. Gleave gently places implants into your jaw. They naturally fuse to your jawbone over time and provide a strong anchor for replacement teeth. We offer the following dental implant options:
- Single implants to replace one missing or damaged tooth
- A dental implant bridge to complete your smile if you’ve lost a few teeth or an arch of teeth
- Dental implants with dentures to provide you with a full set of beautiful and strong teeth if you need to replace all of them
- Hybridge dental implant solutions will replace full arches of teeth in a matter of weeks. The process is planned ahead of time so you get the smile you’ve been dreaming of. With customized tooth replacement options, you cannot go wrong!
Sometimes, patients need to have procedures performed before receiving implants. If you have a damaged tooth that we cannot save, we provide gentle tooth extractions to make room for your implant. We also offer bone grafts and ridge augmentation to strengthen your jawbone if it is too weak to support implants.
Comfort Options for Implants
If you’re nervous about your dental implant procedure, we offer three forms of safe sedation so you feel no stress or pain:
- Inhaled sedation (“laughing gas”) to quickly soothe you
- Oral sedation, provided as a pill you take before your treatment that allows you to fully relax in a drowsy state
- IV sedation, which lets you sleep lightly during your procedure
To find out if you’re a candidate for dental implants, call (801) 262-0744.