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dental implants in Sandy Utah

Dental Implants in Sandy

Easton Dental Care offers dental implant dentistry for Sandy, Utah

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Dental Implants for our Sandy UT patients often become the perfect solution. Many of them are missing part or all of their teeth and will resort to wearing partial or full dentures. Yet, all too often, dentures do not fit firmly and properly. Often they are ill-fitting, which creates discomfort and frustration.

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Typically the reason for the loose or poor fit is simply because the structures that support and retain the dentures or partial denture (ridges or arches) are inadequate to firmly and securely retain and support the denture for comfort and ease of speaking and eating. In essence, they lack a solid "anchor."

In these cases, there are only two options:

1) Have the new dentures made and deal with the inadequacy of the stability and retention by using adhesives or pads, or.

2) Have implants placed to retain and anchor your dental prosthesis (denture, partial denture or bridge) giving you a stable, comfortable, confident smile.

Implant Retained Dentures Options

There are several options to consider. To discuss which of the options below is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Jeff Easton.

Bridges/Partials (Removable)

When many, but not all, teeth are missing a removable partial denture supported by implants can be made. This eliminates the metal clasps associated with partial dentures. Many teeth can be replaced with a minimum number of implants, thus reducing costs. The implants prevent the partial denture from moving around or coming loose. The remaining teeth are protected because the partial denture does not clasp on them with wires.

Implant Dentures (Removable)

Complete dentures are difficult to wear, at best. Implants can be used underneath removable dentures to eliminate many of the problems associated with denture wear.

In the upper denture, most people complain about having the palate of their mouth covered, thus decreasing the ability to feel and taste food. Four implants under an upper denture hold it securely so that the size of the plate can be reduced, removing the palate from the denture altogether.

The lower denture is more difficult to wear than the upper (there is no suction to hold it in place). It constantly moves, presses on the gums, and has to be held in by the cheeks and tongue. Just two implants under a lower denture improve it so much that it makes for some of our happiest patients!

The improved ability to chew is one of the biggest benefits patients report. Since the dentures anchor on the implants instead of resting on the gums, they allow patients to bite much harder with no discomfort. Another benefit - no messy adhesives!

Implant Dentures (Non-Removable)

For people who don’t want to take their dentures out every day, non-removable implant supported dentures may be an option. This treatment requires more implants than a removable implant denture. The denture is screwed onto the implants. The final result is a much more natural feeling set of new teeth. Normal chewing forces are completely restored, and you never have to take your teeth out!

Full Mouth Treatment

An entire mouth can be rebuilt using dental implants to support replacement teeth. The most natural results are achieved when a beautiful porcelain crown and bridge treatment is used in conjunction with precise implant placement. Usually, 6-8 implants on the upper and 4-6 implants on the lower are used to support an entire set of porcelain teeth.

The teeth are cemented or screwed in and they look and feel just like real teeth.

For our patients in Sandy, UT, Dental Implants and Implant Retained Dentures are an excellent solution to missing teeth or loose, ill-fitting dentures. We invite you to contact Easton Dental Care to schedule a free initial consultation.

Call us at (801) 997-6190