Are you a candidate for dental implants in Utah? Ask the Utah Dental Implant Specialists.
Dental implants are changing the way patients view a trip to the dentist. They provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. If you have lost teeth, dental implants can help you regain the ability to eat virtually anything and help you smile with confidence.
What choose dental implants in Utah?
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes.
The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts that protrude through the gums are then attached to the implant. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth. Dental implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
Get an evaluation for dental implants in Utah
Dr. Mark Mangelson, DDS, MS performs in-office dental implant surgery in Utah and has received extensive training in Dental Implantology. After completing four years of dental school at Creighton University, Dr. Mark Mangelson continued his studies in a three year post graduate periodontal program at the University of Oklahoma. He continued to pursue board certification by following periodontal patient case studies and masterfully presenting his findings to a nationally elected board of periodontists. Not only is Dr. Mangelson a dental specialist and board certified periodontist, but he is also an active Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontics which requires ongoing continuing education and recertification.
Mark Mangelson, DDS, MS has served as a Utah Dental Association delegate and as the President of the Intermountain Society of Periodontists. He is also an active member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Utah Dental Association (UDA), the Pierre Fauchard Academy, and the American Academy of Periodontontology (AAP). He is currently an associate professor at the U of U Dental Residency Program. (add photo of Mark)
If you lose one or more teeth due to periodontal disease, or another cause, there is hope.
- Dr. Mark Mangelson, DDS, MS, specializes in dental implants in Utah, Salt Lake City, Murray, Cottonwood and Holladay.
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Procedure: Dental Implant Placement
Placing Dental Implants: Under local anesthesia, Dr. Mark Mangelson exposes the bone, then inserts the appropriate number of dental implants. In most cases, the patient is able to resume normal activities the next day. Other procedures may be performed at this time like bone grafting, tissue grafting, or sinus lift. These will have been discussed with you at the time of the treatment planning.
Bone Healing: After the dental implants are placed, they are covered with gum tissue while the bone heals. In many cases the dental implants and the abutment can be placed at the same time. During the next three to six months, dental implants integrate with the bone. Temporary crowns, bridges or over-dentures are optional during the bone-healing period.
Connecting the Abutment/Bone Healing: In many cases, it is possible to place the abutment at the same time as the dental implant and a fixed temporary solution may be constructed immediately or within a matter of days. If immediate placement of the abutment is not possible or desired, the dental implants may be covered by the soft tissue while the implants integrate with the bone. This usually takes three to six months. Different temporary solutions such as crowns, bridges or over-dentures can be used during this time. You will be asked to return to our Salt Lake City dental implant office for follow-up examinations.
Restoration: When the dental implant has fully integrated, Dr. Mark Mangelson takes impressions that are used in designing the final restoration. The impressions are sent to a dental lab where the crowns (or tooth) portions of the dental implant are made. Once the crowns are complete, Dr. Mark Mangelson will attach the crown to the abutment and the process is complete. You are now ready to enjoy your new beautiful smile.
Maintenance: Long term success greatly depends on regular periodontal maintenance. Visit our Salt Lake City dental implant office for maintenance from our dental implant hygeniests.
Procedure: Extraction Site Preservation for Dental Implants
At the time of tooth extraction, Dr. Mark Mangelson may feel that a bone graft is necessary to support the dental implant. Based on the individual patient, healing time may be required for the bone graft to be dense enough to place a dental implant.
After your dental implant has been placed into the bone, it takes 3-6 months for the dental implant to completely fuse with the bone. This periodontal process is called osseointegration. Like a natural tooth root, this integration with the bone will create the needed support for your implant post and crown to function normally.
Procedure: Ridge Augmentation
When a tooth is lost and not replaced, it is a natural process for the bone to recede and tissue to shrink. This natural process can create an altered facial appearance and muscle weakness.
Dr. Mark Mangelson can correct this defect with ridge augmentation and dental implant placement.
Working as a team with your restorative dentist, a final restoration is placed restoring your confidence with every smile.
Procedure: Sinus Lift Prior to Dental Implant Procedure
The sinus lift procedure is intended to gently elevate the floor of the sinus (upper arch) allowing access for bone graft placement. Following the sinus lift and bone graft, a six to nine month healing period is required before the placement of the dental implant.
A sinus lift increases the likelihood of success regarding the placement of dental implants. Sinus lifts are both clinically and technically demanding and should be performed by trained dental specialists.
Dr. Mark Mangelson is highly skilled at performing sinus lifts, thus ensuring your confidence in the success of your dental implant.
Who is a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Anyone who is missing one or more of their teeth due to injury, periodontal disease or decay may be a candidate for dental implants. If one, a few or all teeth are missing, dental implants in conjunction with a crown or bridge can replace those teeth.
Occasionally, older patients express concern that their age may prevent them from enjoying the benefits that dental implants offer. However, health is more of a determining factor than age. If you're healthy enough to have a tooth extracted, you're probably healthy enough to receive dental implants.
Working with your dentist, Dr. Mark Mangelson will determine if you are a candidate for dental implants after a careful evaluation of your dental and medical health history. At this time, all of your periodontal questions can be answered.
How Long Will Dental Implant Treatment Take?
Dental implant treatment time will vary depending on your individual situation. In specific circumstances, it is possible to get well functioning and aesthetic looking teeth within a few days. In most cases it may be necessary to wait for dental implant integratation before finishing the restoration in order to obtain an optimal result.
How Much Will Dental Implants Cost?
The fee for tooth replacement with dental implants will depend on several factors, including the number of teeth being replaced and the number of implants required to support your replacement teeth. It is important for you to know that you do not necessarily need a dental implant for each missing tooth.
Some additional procedures may be required prior to the placement of your dental implants to ensure the long-term health of your dental implants.
To obtain a specific fee estimate for Murray, Utah dental implants, it is necessary to have Dr. Mark Mangelson complete a thorough periodontal evaluation of your mouth. After a diagnostic examination, he will recommend the treatment that is best for you and what your investment would be for the procedure. His Murray, Utah periodontal office is a convenient location for all of your specialized dental needs.
Benefits of Dental Implants: Improved Appearance
There are two parts to every tooth - the crown and the root. The crown is the visible part and the root is the unseen part which anchors the tooth in your jawbone, providing stable support for your crown. When an entire tooth is lost - crown and root - shrinkage of the jawbone may occur making the face look older.
Dental implants look, feel and function like your own natural teeth.
Benefits of Dental Implants: Improved Comfort
Dental implants eliminate the pain and discomfort of removable full or partial dentures. Since dentures sit on top of the bone and gums, continuous shrinkage of the bone alters the fit of the denture, resulting in slipping or rocking of the dentures.
Exposed nerves and irritation of the gum tissue may add to the discomfort. Implant-supported replacement teeth are like natural teeth because they are anchored securely in your bone. Gum irritation and the pain of exposed nerves associated with conventional full or partial dentures is virtually eliminated.
Benefits of Dental Implants: Improved Speech
There is a tendency with ill-fitting dentures for movement in the mouth. The facial muscles become tense in an attempt to hold the teeth in place. This often results in mumbling, slurred speech or clicking noises. Dental implant supported replacement dentures allow you to speak with confidence in a relaxed and natural tone.