Losing teeth can have a significant negative impact not only on your oral health, but also your confidence and self-esteem. Fortunately, Dr. Lifferth can place dental implants at his Park City, UT, dental practice to replace missing teeth and restore complete form, function, and aesthetics of your smile. Dental implants are screw-like titanium posts that are inserted into the jaw to replace tooth roots. They require a short surgical procedure to place, during which time you will be comfortable and safely sedated. Dental implants last a very long time compared to other teeth replacement solutions, and Dr. Lifferth is extensively experienced in oral surgery, so you can rest assured he will place long-lasting dental implants that can improve your confidence, self-esteem, and quality of life.
A dental implant is a tiny screw that replaces a tooth root and provides a secure foundation for a dental crown or bridge.
Placing the Implants
During a minor surgery, Dr. Lifferth will place your dental implants using refined skill that he has honed during his 17-year career. When you arrive at the office, you will be escorted to a spacious operatory and seated in a comfortable chair. After Dr. Lifferth outlines the details of your surgery, you will receive anesthesia and sedation to ensure a painless and relaxing procedure.
Dr. Lifferth will begin by creating a small opening in the gums to place the implant. Then he will place the implant screw in the opening, and insert it into the jawbone. Depending on your needs, we also offer All-on-4® dental implants as well as zygomatic implants. Regardless of which option you choose, implants will fuse with the jawbone over the course of about six months during a process called osseointegration. During this time, the bone will grow around the screw and anchor it in place. This will provide a very strong base for the implant, and it will also draw nutrients to the jaw that will help it remain strong and healthy.
Dental implants can help you achieve optimal oral and general health, and with a skilled and experienced oral surgeon such as Dr. Lifferth, you can look forward to successful and long-lasting dental implants.
You will need to have someone bring you to and from your appointment because the effects of the sedation will be too significant for you to drive. Dr. Lifferth will give you a detailed list of instructions that explains proper aftercare to ensure optimal healing. We will schedule you for follow-up appointments with Dr. Lifferth so he can monitor your progress.
Aftercare and Maintenance
Once your dental implants are fully healed and functioning, you will experience easy and streamlined maintenance. You can clean your new teeth the same way you would your natural teeth. Brushing and flossing is essential and stress-free, and you will be able to enjoy eating all of your favorite foods. With more traditional tooth replacement options, certain foods may not be encouraged, which can have a negative impact on your dietary lifestyle.
Dental implants offer restorative and cosmetic dentistry benefits:
- Fully restored dental form and function
- Dramatically improved ability to chew food thoroughly
- Natural speech and enunciation
- Enhanced self-confidence and quality of life
- Preserved jawbone strength and density
- Promotion of oral health
Contact Us Today
Dental implants can complete your smile while offering several additional benefits. With a skilled and experienced oral surgeon such as Dr. Lifferth, you can look forward to successful and long-lasting dental implants. Contact our office today to learn more, or to schedule a consultation.