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Are you missing one or more teeth? Ask our dentist about dental implants in Orem, Utah. Dental implants restore not only the tooth, but the tooth root. Implants are made up of three parts: a titanium screw, a dental restoration, and an abutment. The titanium screw is placed in the jawbone, replacing the root of the tooth. The dental restoration is attached to the screw by Dr. Keith Dodge. The abutment connects the two pieces.

What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants have many benefits. The titanium implant screw is designed to fuse with the jawbone, so dental implants become a permanent part of your smile. Dental implant placement doesn’t require the altering of healthy teeth, as some dental restorations do. Because of this, your long-term oral health is improved.

How do I care for my dental implants?
Care for your dental implants in the same way that you care for your natural teeth. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day. Also, it is important that you visit Dodge Family Dental at least every six months for a cleaning and exam.

How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants are very durable and can last for up to 25 years or longer with good care.

To learn more about dental implants and to schedule your next visit with our dentist, feel free to contact our dental office today.