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Salt Lake City Dental Implants

Posted in Cosmetic, Dental, Implants with tags , , , , , on September 2, 2010 by dukeslc

Dental Implants are a wonderful way to replace missing teeth. It can be used for replace one tooth or many. Dental implants may be slightly expensive but there is a noticeable shift in dental insurance and many insurance carriers now cover 50% of the cost.

Free Consultation

The first step is to schedule a FREE consultation with our Salt Lake City Dentist, Dr. David Duke. He will access the bone and surrounding tissues to determine if the missing tooth site is suitable for a dental implant.

Pre-approval of Dental Insurance Coverage

We want to ensure that there are no surprises when it comes to paying for a dental implant. We submit pre-approval claims to all insurances to make sure we understand the patient’s coverage. While there may be restrictions and exclusions on your dental plan, we do our best to apply insurance coverage to the treatment.

Placement of the Dental Implant and Healing Cap

This procedure is done in a completely sterile environment with the best technology available. Dr. Duke uses titanium implants and expert training to provide the gentlest placement possible. A cap is placed on the implant, which allows the gums to heal over the next few weeks.

Removal of the Cap and Impression for a Crown

After several weeks, the bone and implant will be examined for stability and strength. If it is approved, an impression will be made for a Dental Implant Crown.  Our dental labs take an average of 1-2 weeks to make the final crown.

Placement of the Dental Implant Crown

The final visit will consist of placing the Implant Crown on the fully healed, permanent Dental Implant. Oral hygiene routines, speaking, and eating are not impaired or altered. Dental Implants offer the best tooth replacement option available. It is the best aesthetically pleasing, gentle, permanent solution!

We are located in Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. David Duke offers free consultations to all those interested in receiving information about the procedure and meeting our staff. Check out our website for before and after photos and call us today!

Salt Lake City Dental Implants

Posted in Cosmetic, Dental, Implants with tags , , , , , on June 22, 2010 by dukeslc

What is a Dental Implant?

A Dental Implant is an artificial tooth root, typically made from titanium. It is placed in the bone and supports a restoration to replace the missing tooth or teeth. With today’s technology, virtually all Dental Implants are similar to an actual tooth root which aids in the placement and is less invasive than previous Dental Implants.

Why choose a Dental Implant?

If you are missing a tooth or many teeth, there are a number of options available to replace it.

  • One option is a Dental Bridge, which is made by crowning the two neighboring  teeth on either side of the missing tooth. A floating crown is attached between the two crowned teeth to replace the tooth. The disadvantage to a Dental Bridge is that it involves removing enamel from two possibly healthy teeth that may not need a restoration.
  • Dental Implants are another option to replacing teeth. The advantage to this is that it does not require an invasive procedure on neighboring teeth. A simple Implant is placed in the bone and is typically crowned to replace the missing tooth.

Dental Implants can also replace several teeth or can supply implant clasps for Denture attachments.

There are many variations and combinations that can be done with Dental Implants, the options are astounding!

 How is a Dental Implant Placed?

  1. The Dental Implant area is given anesthetic to numb the site. A very gentle implant drill is used to make room in the bone for the Implant.  The sterile Implant is placed in the bone and a small cap is placed on the implant to allow the gums to heal quickly.
  2. Once the Implant is placed, time must be given for the bone to regenerate and attach tightly to the Implant. This can vary from 3 to 6 months, depending on the person and any conditions that may exist. For some special cases, immediate restorations may be placed on Dental Implants the same day they are placed.
  3. Once the Implant is secure in the bone and the area is fully healed, an impression can be made for the Crown. The Implant Crown is made to look exactly like it’s neighboring teeth, thus making it nearly impossible for peers to notice the Implant and/or Crown.

Dr. David Duke has practiced dentistry for over 20 years and has received extensive additional training for Dental Implants. We have excellent success with all of our patients and would love to discuss any concerns or answer any questions you may have. Feel free to call our Salt Lake City Dental Office at 801-355-2202 and check out our website for additional information.

Salt Lake City Dental Implants

Posted in Dental, Implants with tags , , , , on June 2, 2010 by dukeslc

There are many people who have lost one or more teeth and may feel to self-conscious about it. Missing teeth can hinder people from smiling or talking freely for fear of people noticing. In addition to feeling self-conscious, tooth loss can make eating more difficult which can lead to malnutrition in severe cases.
 There are many different situations that may cause tooth loss including tooth decay, root canal failure, gum disease, trauma to the mouth, excessive wear and tear due to bruxism, or congenital defects.  Dental implants are an ideal solution for people who have a missing tooth or teeth.  Implants will replace both the crown of the tooth and the root of the tooth.  Dental implants are versatile, strong, and very natural looking.   The result of a dental implant is better oral health and confidence in smiling and talking freely! 

Having dental implants placed is much easier than it used to be.  First, one must find a Salt Lake City implant dentist close to you.  The Salt Lake City dentist will take x-rays to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants.  If you are a good candidate the dentist will place the implant surgically into the jawbone.  After the surgery is completed the implant must heal for 4-6 months to make sure that the bone is strong enough to support a tooth. When the implant has healed completely your Salt Lake City dentist will have the lab prepare a crown to go over your implant.  After the crown is placed you will be able to eat normaly, clean your teeth normally, and smile because no one will know you were missing a tooth! 

Dr. David Duke is an Elite Salt Lake City Dentist.  He has placed many dental implants and has a very high success rate.  Visit our website to learn more about dental implants.  We would love to help you achieve replacing missing teeth for the perfect smile possible!  Call for a FREE Consultation today @ 801-355-2202.