This 29 year old presented to our office missing her front tooth. Unfortunately, because the tooth having had a root canal in the past, she was unaware of any decay until the tooth broke off while out to dinner. Dental decay had seeped under her veneer causing a large and weakened the tooth to the point it broke off. The advancements in implant materials and 3D technology allow for aesthetic, natural results like you see here to be part of our everyday practice at Utah Valley Periodontics and Dental Implants.
This 25 year-old female presented to our office to replace her central incisor that she lost as the result of a failed root canal on the tooth. She desires a long-term solution, that requires no alteration to the neighboring teeth and look as "natural and life-like" as possible. Below we see the results of her implant treatment. The results are amazing and with regular professional check-ups, one can anticipate dental implants lasting for many years, if not a lifetime. When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are the most conservative, longest lasting treatment option available.
This otherwise healthy, active 21 year old male presented to our office missing both maxillary lateral incisors. His treatment objectives included; replacement of his missing teeth without having to compromise the adjacent teeth by grinding them done for a bridge. Secondly, he would like to explore the possibility of having his implants placed and restored all in one appointment. Below are the results of his implant treatment with Dr. Alex Bankhead and his team at Utah Valley Periodontics and Dental Implants.
This otherwise healthy, active 44 year old male presented to our office with the desire to replace his missing teeth with dental implants. His dental history revealed that he lost his natural teeth to periodontal disease. He has been wearing conventional dentures for three years and is unsatisfied with their stability and retention. He finds eating certain foods almost impossible...
... continued. Upon gathering our clinical and radiographic examination, including a three dimensional CAT scan, we concluded that he had adequate bone for the placement of dental implants. Taking into consideration that he lost his natural teeth to periodontal disease, we recommended to him an implant solution that would not only fulfill his functional and esthetic dental desires, but would allow him to easily clean his teeth on a daily basis. We suggested implant support bar-clip overdentures to restore both arches. This treatment modality provides excellent results for those who have lost their natural teeth to periodontal disease or trauma which has resulted in the loss of bone and the need for lip support and fullness to their face. Additionally, with the ability to remove the denture on a daily basis for oral hygiene measures, this option works well for those have struggled with home care in the past.
This 59 year-old female patient is otherwise healthy but she was looking to create a mouth and smile to match her vivacious approach to life. She wore a conventional upper denture for over ten years and grew tired of the high maintenance that offered poor results. Her wish list included a more open palate to allow a natural feeling to return to her mouth; more room for her tongue to avoid compromises in her speech; and a prosthesis that would give her increased freedom and confidence in her daily activities.
Tired of wearing a loose, uncomfortable partial denture?? If so, we have just the solution for you! With dental implants, your partial denture can be a thing of the past. By utilizing the latest in dental technology we can do most of the planning steps without involving multiple appointment for the patient. Our 3 Dimensional imagining allows for most of the planning steps to be done via the computer. Inquire how we can give your smile, teeth and quality of life back and with dental implants.
Resorbing Tooth Root: Act Immediately!
Most patients are procrastinating the day until the tooth breaks off before doing something to remedy this dental challenge. Unfortunately, most dental patients are unaware of this just how contaminated the bone is when dealing with a resorbing tooth root. My advice after 16 years of placing dental implants; once it is discovered that the tooth is dissolving, have it extracted as soon as possible. Being proactive will save you both additional treatment costs and delays...
Combination Defects (the sunken in area) present one of the biggest challenges of all when it comes to esthetic implant dentistry. These cases require not only that the implant is placed at the right angle and position, they also require the skill set needed to regenerate the lost tissue. A Periodontist has the training and skill needed to accomplish both objectives: A tooth and a tooth that looks like it has always been there.
This fun loving 17 year old from Kaysville, Utah was born missing his maxillary lateral incisors. Following the completion of his orthodontic care, we placed dental implants and plumped out his gums so the new teeth would look natural and a without any concavities above teeth which always distracts from an aesthetic, life-like smile.
This beautiful 18 year-old was born missing her permanent lateral incisors. Once her Orthodontic care, she has worn a retainer to "fill in the space" of the missing teeth. She is ready for a permanent solution that look and feel like her own. Her dental implants are so natural looking that nobody can even tell!
This 20 year-old female from Mapleton, Utah had two dental implants placed by someone who lacked the proper implant training and experience, as shown by the left implant protruding out of the gum tissue. We removed the ill-placed implant and repaired the hole in the gum tissue before a replacement implant could be inserted. This case demonstrates the need for a dental surgeon with proper training and experience. Trust your mouth to a Specialist!