Kevin L. Norris, D.M.D. Provides Dental Implants
When you suffer tooth loss due to trauma, decay, or other reasons, you need a solution that restores your teeth’s appearance and function, as well as your oral health. Kevin L. Norris, D.M.D. provides patients in South Ogden, UT with a durable and lifelike permanent replacement for missing teeth. Dental implants have gained the reputation of being the closest replacement for your natural teeth. By implanting a titanium rod in your jawbone to hold an artificial tooth in place, you get a confident bite, a dazzling smile, and many other benefits. Dental implants look, feel, and function like your natural teeth and the titanium rod fused with your jawbone effectively replaces your tooth root. This helps to preserve the bone tissue, which would normally degrade with the loss of one or more teeth. Having a replacement tooth filling the gap also keeps the adjacent teeth from shifting out of position. With dental implants, you get a restored smile for a lifetime. At our office, we offer implants to hold crowns or dentures, and you can get All-on-Four Implants in one day.
Important Tips to Care for Your Implants
After we install your dental implants, Kevin L. Norris, D.M.D. wants to ensure they stay in good condition for dependable lifelong use. Caring for your new implants is the same as caring for your natural teeth. With regular care, you can smile, chew, and speak with confidence. To help maintain the condition of your dental implants and oral health, we recommend you consider the below tips.
Consider the Following Points To Maintain Your Dental Implants
- Don’t Smoke – If you smoke and you receive dental implants, you should quit the habit to help preserve your oral health. Smoking is known to weaken the bone structure in your jaw, which contributes to implant failure. When you stop smoking, you avoid this risk to your dental investment.
- Maintain Good Oral Hygiene – Keeping your teeth clean and healthy helps you keep your natural teeth in good shape and protect your implants. Make sure you brush twice daily and floss at least once a day. An interdental brush will slide between your teeth and help you clean hard-to-reach areas around your implant.
- Avoid Chewing Hard Food – Keep your dental implants in good shape by not chewing on hard foods like ice and hard candy. These foods can damage the crowns on your implants, as well as your natural teeth.
- Visit the Dentist Regularly – Staying current on your routine dental visits is essential to keeping your dental implants and overall oral health in top condition. Teeth cleanings allow us to remove plaque and tartar to avoid decay and gum disease, and dental exams give us a chance to evaluate the condition of your implants and the rest of your mouth.
Long-Term Appearance & Reliable Use
Let the dental team at Kevin L. Norris, D.M.D. replace your missing teeth with dental implants. This long-term solution restores your health and appearance without the worry of losing bone tissue or teeth shifting out of position.