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If you suffer from a missing tooth or teeth, Salt Lake City, UT dentist Dr. Rod Gleave wants to help you with dental implants in Salt Lake City, UT. Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement option to help you refill your smile, restore its function, and rebuild your confidence. Dr. Gleave is highly trained and experienced in the art and science of implant dentistry. We call it an art because it requires a precise combination of skill and aesthetic vision to create a smile you can be proud of for the rest of your life.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants are able to do everything that natural, healthy teeth can do. Here are some of the benefits that your new dental implants will give you.

  • Stability – Dental implants are made of titanium. Besides being one of the hardest known materials, titanium has a unique ability to fully bond with human bone. This is why it is used in surgical procedures to fix fractures and support bones that have been damaged. Because dental implants bond with your bone, they will preserve the jawbone, provide the stability required to eat with ease, and prevent any remaining teeth from shifting out of place.
  • Bone Health – Your permanent teeth are responsible for much more than simply making sure your food is chewed and your smile looks great. They also play a vital role in keeping your dental bone healthy. Without your natural teeth, your jawbone will begin to deteriorate. As it deteriorates, you lose bone mass and your facial structure begins to shrink. This is also the case with those who wear dentures. Dental implants can help prevent the bone deterioration that accompanies tooth loss. By filling the spots opened up by your missing teeth, implants will keep your smile healthy. Healthy, strong bone allows you to eat a more nutritious diet, which is problematic for people wearing dentures or missing teeth.
  • Longevity – The first set of titanium dental implants placed ended up lasting the patient 40 years. With the advances in dental knowledge and technology, today’s dental implants have a 95 percent success rate and can last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance. Unlike dentures or bridges, which last only a few years and can even contribute to failure of healthy teeth, implants are often the last tooth replacement option you will ever need.

Who Are Dental Implants For?

Salt Lake City, UT dentist Dr. Gleave is an expert in implant dentistry. He will go over the process with you and determine whether you are a good candidate. If you are, he will help you decide which of our many dental implants in Salt Lake City, UT options will work for you. Examples of people who may benefit from dental implants include:

  • People who have lost permanent teeth.
  • People who struggle with ill-fitting dentures and want a secure, permanent solution.
  • Anyone who needs to replace a tooth in their mouth for any reason.

Dr. Rod Gleave spends more than 300 hours per year in continuing education to make sure that he stays current with any new developments regarding implant dentistry. You and your smile will be in good hands with Dr. Gleave. Call your top Salt Lake City, UT dentist today at 801-747-8531 to schedule your appointment. You can use our online form to schedule your appointment as well.

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