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Dental Implants

21
JUN
2019

Change Your Life In 4 Steps

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Everyone needs healthy teeth that work as nature intended for a high quality of life and overall good  health. If you have dentures, you know how important healthy teeth are. At Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS, we can help with any denture issues you might be having.

Dentures are obviously preferable to a completely toothless mouth, but they are not issue free. Your mouth works all day long – and dentures can sometimes get in the way.

Dentures can make it difficult to chew and taste food. It’s embarrassing to talk when they are slipping around in your mouth and laughing can dislodge them entirely. They can even make it hard to breathe – and it doesn’t get more basic than that.

Even if you have had dentures for many years, you may be a candidate for dental implants. Dental implants are very versatile and can be a tailor-made replacement for dentures.

Dental implants can be used to replace several teeth and/or anchor over dentures. Mini dental implants (also called denture-stabilization implants) allow your dentist to securely attach an appliance so that it won’t slip or irritate gums. Small titanium posts are implanted into the jawbone and fuse with the surrounding bone, creating a substantial base for an over denture.

Here is the process for implants:

1. Examination and Assessment
During your first visit, our team will take x-rays and assess your mouth and the condition of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. We will discuss options with you and design a treatment plan.

2. Implant Placement
A complete tooth implant and restoration consists of the actual implant or root replacement, an abutment, and final restoration. The first step is to insert the titanium alloy implant into your jawbone. This is not as difficult or painful as it sounds. Most patients are surprised at how fast and easy the procedure is.

3. Integration
Implant surgery would not be successful if your jawbone did not welcome an artificial and non-biological tooth root. Amazingly, in the vast majority of cases, the jawbone tightly fuses with the implant to create an extremely substantial foundation for the last restoration. It takes from three to six months for your jawbone to work its incredible magic.

4. Final Restoration
Whether your final step is a crown, bridge, or denture, we will work with the lab to manufacture a beautiful and functional restoration. A connecting piece called an abutment attaches the restoration to the artificial root(s). The crown, bridge, or denture is all that is visible at the end of the process. Dental implant restorations are essentially indistinguishable from original teeth.

Dental implant patients of all ages are delighted with the better quality of life implants provide.

Take the first step and schedule a tooth implant consultation. This is necessary for making an informed decision about dental treatment.

At Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS, we offer a full menu of general and cosmetic dentistry services. Call us today for an implant consultation.

 

 

Contact Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS:

801-506-6009

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

279 E 5900 S Ste 202
Murray, Utah
84107

 

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07
JUN
2019

Let’s Talk About Your Smile! Schedule A Dental Implant Consultation

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What’s the first step in getting a permanent tooth implant? It’s an informative, low-key consultation with Dr. Blackwood.

Take Your Time

At Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS, we don’t pressure you into treatment. We simply explain your options. We answer your questions thoroughly. Take all the time you need. We want you to be relaxed.

Tell Us About Yourself

You’ll have the opportunity to review your goals and expectations. Successful dental implant consultations help us furnish the highest level of dental care.

We Will Explain How the Implant Process Works

Because dental implants need to be strong, they are generally made of materials like titanium and are actually placed within the jaw bone.  Within just a few months, the tooth implant will fuse with the bone, allowing it to function and feel like an actual tooth.

The primary limitation of implant dentistry is bone mass: there must be enough bone to accept the surgically implanted device.  If you don’t have enough bone mass to accept the tooth implant, then options (such as grafts) may be considered in order to have the procedure.

We Are Proud Of Our Success

While you are here, you can inspect photos of dental implant patients. You know what they say…a picture is worth a thousand words!

You may be wondering:

  • How many years has Dr. Blackwood been performing implants?
  • What type of specialty training have you received?
  • How many dental implants have you executed?
  • What is the success rate for dental implants?
  • Am I a suitable candidate for a tooth implant?

We will answer all of these questions and can talk about the costs of tooth implants and financing options if needed.

You’ll Like It Here At Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS

We will show you our comfortable, well-appointed dental office and our many patient amenities. If this is your first visit to Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS, you’ll discover whether you feel comfortable with our treatment team. (We are convinced you will!)

Take The First Step Toward A New Smile

Take the first step and schedule a tooth implant consultation. This is necessary for making an informed decision about dental treatment.

At Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS, we offer a full menu of general and cosmetic dentistry services. Call us today for an implant consultation.

Contact Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS:

801-506-6009

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

279 E 5900 S Ste 202
Murray, Utah
84107

 

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15
MAR
2019

Are Dental Implants Worth It?

Are Murray Dental Implants Worth It? Are dental implants worth the investment? At Salt Lake Dental Care, your premier general and cosmetic dentistry option in the Murray, UT area, we say absolutely!

A dental implant is a permanent tooth replacement that looks, feels and functions like a natural tooth. Also known as a tooth implant, it goes in place of a root in order to support dental restorations. It can also act as an anchor for other dental prostheses, like crowns, bridges, or dentures.

Dental implants need to be strong, they are generally made of materials like titanium and are actually placed within the jaw bone.  Within a few months, the tooth implant will fuse with the bone, allowing it to function and feel like an actual tooth. The post meshes with the bone to provide a stable foundation. This is critical because the root replacement post helps prevent jaw bone deterioration that generally occurs after a tooth has been lost.

When the implant has meshed securely with the bone (it can take up to six months), a smaller post is attached. This post extends above the gum line. The artificial tooth (crown) is then attached. Same day implants are available for some patients that fit the criteria. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Blackwood about your situation.

The industry-leading dental implants available at Salt Lake Dental Care are extremely versatile and can be used in a variety of configurations. One dental implant can replace one missing tooth. Again, a series of implants can replace more than one tooth or anchor a dental bridge. Denture wearers should know that tooth implants may also serve as a sturdy base for partial or full dentures.When calculating the cost of dental implants, it’s important to compare them to other restorative options such as a dental bridge.

Our team at Salt Lake Dental Care, would be honored to consult with you on dental implants or any other cosmetic or general dentistry services that you may need in the Murray, UT area. Please call us to schedule a visit and to discuss your dental goals and the possibility of affordable dental implants.

Contact Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS:

801-506-6009

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

279 E 5900 S Ste 202
Murray, Utah
84107

 

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28
FEB
2019

Your New Smile Makeover Is Within Reach In Murray

cosmetic dental MurrayFew physical improvements can have as dramatic of an impact on  your self-confidence and self-esteem as a smile makeover. Excellent oral health and an attractive smile can contribute to overall physical health and a high quality of life. Our team at Salt Lake Dental Care in Murray is passionate about upgrading your smile through cosmetic dentistry.

During your no-pressure smile transformation consultation we will cover:

  • How you want your smile to look and feel after the makeover.
  • The overall condition of your oral health.
  • The individual aspects of your teeth and gums that you wish to fix.
  • A detailed explanation of each needed treatment (e.g. porcelain veneers, dental crowns, inlays/onlays, gum contouring, crown lengthening, tooth implants, braces, or teeth whitening).
  • Showing you before and after pictures of previous smile makeover clients.
  • Your options for how to schedule the procedures (all at once or over time).
  • Information about oral conscious sedation.
  • Answers to any questions or concerns.
  • Cosmetic dentistry expenses and financing options.

If you have ever wondered how cosmetic dentistry could change your life, it is time for you to pick up the phone today to  schedule a consultation with our team at Salt Lake Dental Care in Murray. Remember, your remarkable smile begins with us!

Contact Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS:

801-938-8855

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

279 E 5900 S Ste 202
Murray, Utah
84107

03
SEP
2018

How Much Do Dental Implants in Salt Lake City Cost?

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Looking into how much dental implants in Salt Lake cost and getting an easy answer can be frustrating. But there is a reason for that. We know that it can be confusing to research the cost of getting a dental implant and finding nothing solid on the web. Let us take a moment to explain why most dental sites don’t publish the cost of tooth implants online

1. The Math Might Come Out Higher Than it Should
The number of teeth being replaced may be more than the number of implants needed to cover that section of the mouth. An implant dentist will want to offer accurate pricing rather than scare you away with higher estimates. It takes a quick consultation to review dental history, evaluate needs, and create a treatment plan. This could mean a more efficient surgery with fewer implants, which would also mean a more accurate price estimate.

2. There Might Be Something Better For Your Mouth
While dental implants in Salt Lake really are a state-of-the-art tooth replacement option (much better than a bridge or denture), sometimes the protocol won’t be what you thought it was going to be, or maybe you aren’t a good candidate for the treatment itself. Today there a wide variety of options for dental restoration, so talk with your dentist and see what he or she can do for you.

3. Supply Costs and Lab Costs Change

A ballpark number might be possible to post on the internet but the changing cost of supplies and lab fees make it impossible to guarantee a specific price for full mouth dental implants in Salt Lake. Dentists who offer dental implants can correctly calculate dental implant surgery expenses based on current prices when you come in for a consultation. Please make an appointment to quickly and accurately get the answers you need. Call Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS at 801-938-8855 for more information.

Contact Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS:

801-938-8855

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

279 E 5900 S Ste 202
Murray, Utah
84107

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01
JUN
2018

Modern Marvels: Dental Implants in Murray UT

Millions of Americans are enjoying the benefits of dental implants, many of them here in Murray UT.  Salt Lake Dental Care is a provider of these dental marvels.

A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically implanted into a patient’s jaw. They replace the missing tooth’s root, which helps the jawbone maintain its density and prevents bone recession. An artificial tooth is fitted on top of the titanium post.

One of the things that make dental implants so popular is that they blend in so easily with the patient’s remaining teeth. They look and function like natural teeth, and are therefore an excellent long-term solution.

For patients missing all of their teeth, implants can be used to anchor dentures, providing a much firmer, more secure fit. Many patients say they have renewed confidence in  themselves, after years of embarrassment caused by missing teeth.

To find out more about dental implants from Salt Lake Dental Care in Murray UT, contact our office. We also provide general and family dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry procedures like teeth whitening. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS:

801-938-8855

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

279 E 5900 S Ste 202
Murray, Utah
84107

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20
APR
2018

Smile Transformations At Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS

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Are you happy with the state of your smile? If not, you have options. With cosmetic dentistry from Salt Lake Dental Care in Murray UT, you can improve your smile in ways you might not be able to imagine.

Many people have concerns with the appearance of their otherwise healthy teeth. These include a misaligned bite, dull or yellow teeth, missing teeth, or broken teeth.

Few people have naturally stunning smiles, but those who practice proper oral care can avoid many issues that impact the appearance of their smile. But some men and women are unhappy with their smiles even though they do practice proper oral hygiene.

Cosmetic dentistry can transform your teeth, no matter what kind of imperfections you have. Teeth whitening and porcelain veneers can dramatically improve your smile, while dental implants are the ideal solution to missing teeth.

To correct an imperfect bite, we provide two types of adult orthodontics: Invisalign clear braces, and Six Month Smiles.

Call Salt Lake Dental Care in Murray UT today to meet with us about a cosmetic dental smile makeover.

Contact Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS:

801-938-8855

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

279 E 5900 S Ste 202
Murray, Utah
84107

 

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23
MAR
2018

Dental Implants In Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City Tooth ImplantsQ: For Salt Lake City residents: When is the least expensive dental implant really the most expensive?

A: When it ends up costing more in the long run.

Too often, people who lose a tooth don’t understand the importance of replacing it with a dental implant. They believe that one missing tooth is not a significant problem. In fact, some people who have an abscessed tooth extracted are so glad the pain is gone, they forget that the extraction is not the solution. When a tooth is lost, the risk of losing the adjacent teeth increases dramatically.

Dr. David Scharf, a Board Certified Periodontist and Dental Implant Surgeon and a Clinical Assistant Professor at New York University College of Dentistry says:

“Many times consumers will choose to replace a missing tooth with a removable partial denture because it is the least expensive option. In the long run, however, removable partial dentures may be more costly due the loss of adjacent teeth and the need for future replacements. Many people opt to replace teeth with dental implants because they do not compromise the survival of the adjacent teeth.”

Dr. Scharf continues:

“With the price of gasoline and food soaring, people try to cut back wherever they can. Unfortunately, choosing the least expensive options for tooth replacement can have some very costly ramifications down the road.”

If you are missing a tooth, you may be able to save the adjacent teeth if receive an implant soon. An implant bonds with the jaw bone and helps maintain its stability.

To schedule a dental implant consultation, call Salt Lake Dental Care. In addition to cosmetic dentistry, we provide comprehensive general dentistry.

Contact Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS:

801-938-8855

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

279 E 5900 S Ste 202
Murray, Utah
84107

 

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16
MAR
2018

Seven Steps For A Beautiful, Healthy Smile

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“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Benjamin Franklin said that long ago, but at Salt Lake Dental Care in Murray UT, we know it still applies to many aspects of modern life, like keeping your smile beautiful and healthy.

Keeping your teeth healthy is done most effectively with preventative measures. Some of the most important guidelines are highlighted here.

1. Make a habit of brushing your teeth. Do it twice a day for 2 minutes. Be sure to use an ADA approved toothpaste and toothbrush.

2. Don’t forget to floss! Flossing between your teeth daily will do wonders for your smile, and keep your gums healthy too.

3. Wear a protective mouthguard whenever you play sports, or are engaged in an activity where your mouth could be damaged.

4. Don’t smoke. As if you needed yet another reason not to!

5. Avoid piercing your lips, tongue, cheek, or any other part of your mouth. Piercings put you at greater risk for chipped teeth, infection and nerve damage. It’s a dubious fashion that you should avoid.

6. Stay away from snacks that have a lot of sugar or starch.

7. Schedule regular dental visits, of course!

At Salt lake Dental Care, helping our patients establish good habits is important. So is helping them achieve the smile they want with cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and dental implants. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS:

801-938-8855

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

279 E 5900 S Ste 202
Murray, Utah
84107

 

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22
DEC
2017

How Do You Measure Dental Success?

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How do you measure “dental success?” A check-up with no cavities? A perfect smile? A crown that looks as natural as the surrounding teeth?

It could mean all those things and many more.

For a child, dental success could be defined as a childhood free of cavities, learning daily dental hygiene practices, and gaining an understanding of why it’s essential.

For a local teen who is hesitant to smile because of misaligned teeth, a successful course of orthodontic treatment will boost their confidence.

For a middle-aged man who neglected his teeth in his youth, restorative dentistry can improve his oral health for the rest of a his life.

For a woman with tetracycline stains but otherwise healthy teeth, dental success may be as easy as quick in-office same-day tooth whitening.

A person with several missing teeth natural-looking implant-anchored dentures that allow him to eat steak for the first time in years.

What are your goals for your smile? What is the current state of your oral health? Schedule a consultation with Clint Blackwood.

At Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS, our goal is your complete satisfaction. We are devoted to providing patient-focused dental care of the highest standard. We are here to help you. You could be our next success story!

Contact Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS:

801-938-8855

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

279 E 5900 S Ste 202
Murray, Utah
84107

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