A Dental Implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental Implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.
Dental implants typically have three parts:
1) The implant: A screw that serves as a root for your new teeth. This is what permanently attaches to your jaw.
2) The abutment: A permanent, but removable by your doctor, connector that supports and holds a tooth or set of teeth.
3) The crown (or prosthetic tooth): This is the part of the tooth that you can see. It’s usually made of zirconium or porcelain for durability and good looks.
You can use dental implants to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or a full upper and/or lower set of teeth.
Dr. Tawzer has completed a fellowship in Dental Implants from the WhiteCap Academy of Implant Dentistry. This is an advanced dental implant education and Dr. Tawzer is the only dentist in Cache Valley with the achievement.