Call us!

801-938-8855

dentures

26
FEB
2016

Tooth Replacement For The 21st Century

Sandy tooth implant supported dentures

Not everything was better back in the “good old days.” Take dentures, for instance. Dentures have been around for generations and have certainly improved the lives of thousands of Murray people who have lost many or all of their teeth.

However, Grandpa’s conventional false teeth are not the ideal tooth replacement. Traditional dentures can impede many essential oral functions: chewing, tasting, swallowing, talking, and smiling.

You may know denture wearers who have stopped attending social activities because they are embarrassed by dentures that are far from inconspicuous. Some have even stopped eating their favorite foods because their dentures impair their ability to taste and/or chew.

I have amazing news for Murray residents with missing teeth: Dentures have evolved!

Implant-anchored or implant-supported dentures are far superior than traditional dentures for many patients. So much better, in fact, that there really should be another term for this advanced tooth replacement system – a term that doesn’t include the word “denture.” (If you can think of a good name, let us know.)

There are two types of implant anchored dentures; removable and permanent. No adhesive is necessary for either system. With the permanent type, screw retentions are anchored in the jaw to serve as attachment points for the denture. Permanent implant-supported dentures are very stable. Moreover, they are usually less costly than replacing each missing tooth with an implant. (The cost varies depending on the number of implants required and other factors.)

Screw retentions require enough bone thickness to allow the implant to securely mesh with the existing bone. Unfortunately, some patients who have been missing teeth for a long period of time have experienced bone recession. For patients who lack the necessary amount of bone, mini-implants may be an alternative.

Removable implant anchored dentures have a locator attachment which allows the wearer to snap the appliance in place. Some patients prefer this type because they can remove them at night for cleaning. Countless Murray patients who have traded in their traditional dentures are happy about their new implant supported dentures.

The wonderful advantages of implant-supported dentures include:

Increased comfort
Natural appearance
Normal tooth function
Improved stability
Better bone retention
Denture relines not
necessary
Minimal gum irritation
No denture adhesive required

For more specifics about cutting-edge dental implants, call 801-938-8855 to schedule a consultation with Clint Blackwood. Salt Lake Dental Care is located at 279 E 5900 S Ste 202 in Murray. We have been providing quality care and personal attention since 2005.

Visit Us Once and You’ll Be A Patient For Life

04
OCT
2013

A Fresh Start After Losing A Tooth In Murray

A Fresh Start After Losing A Tooth In Murray UT With Dental Implants Are you one of the many Murray men and women who has had a tooth extracted? If the tooth had been bothering you, it may have been a relief. Unless, of course, the tooth was in the front of your mouth and now the gaping hole shows every time you smile. Ignoring it is impossible because your tongue can’t leave it alone.

Once the tooth has been pulled, you have many decisions to make. Can I afford a dental bridge? Do I want to damage two healthy teeth to anchor the bridge? Should I go with a partial denture? What about bone loss?

What if you could have a fresh start? What if you could have a permanent, natural looking tooth replacement that would restore your smile and retain the healthy bone and gum tissue around the tooth root?

With a dental implants from Salt Lake Dental Care, you can. A dental implant is a permanent replacement for all parts of the tooth. A dental implant consists of three parts: the titanium post, the abutment, and the restoration.

The Titanium Post
—Inserted directly into the jaw bone
—Extremely strong
—Titanium is unique in that it bonds with living bone tissue (also used in knee and hip replacement surgery)

The Abutment
—Can be made of gold, porcelain or titanium
—Permanently attached to the post (it will not slip and slide like dentures)

The Restoration (Dental Crown)
—Usually made of porcelain fused to a metal alloy (PFM)
—Is made to match the color of surrounding teeth
—Will look as good or better than the tooth it replaced

Dental implant surgery is not an experimental treatment. The materials and techniques have been tested and refined for several decades. It has been performed by Murray dentists and prosthodontists for over twenty years. To schedule a dental implant consultation, call 801-938-8855.

Salt Lake Dental Care
801-938-8855
279 E 5900 S Ste 202
Murray, Utah 84107
https://www.saltlakedentalcare.com/

06
SEP
2013

Developing Good Dental Habits In Murray UT

Good Dental Habit Tips From Your Salt Lake City Cosmetic Dentist

Benjamin Franklin once said:

 

It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.

This holds true for almost everything in life, including cosmetic dental care. For parents in the Murray area, teaching your children good oral hygiene techniques early in life will help them avoid the lifelong consequences.

If you wait too long to teach your child how to brush and floss, or if you don’t make sure they are doing it enough, you’re setting yourself up for a lot of work down the road.

It’s very hard to convince an older child that they should be spending two or three times longer brushing their teeth each morning and night. But, if they’ve done it for as long as they can remember, then their habits should be sufficient to avoid excessive dental decay or the need for children’s cosmetic dentistry in Murray.

I’m Dr. Clint Blackwood, a dentist serving the Salt Lake City area. I know that helping children learn proper oral hygiene is a critical indicator of future oral health, and I want to help Murray parents teach these habits to their children.

If you are looking for quality dental care in the Murray UT, Salt Lake City, or Sandy area, give us a call here at Salt Lake Dental Care. We are currently accepting new patients, and we would love to help you learn how to teach kids good brushing habits or answer questions you have have about cosmetic dentistry or smile makeovers.

Our services include:

dental implants
cosmetic dentistry
wisdom teeth removal
dentures
general dentistry

Call today!

Dr. Clint Blackwood
Salt Lake Dental Care
279 E 5900 S Ste 202
Murray, Utah
801-938-8855
https://www.saltlakedentalcare.com/meet-dr-blackwood/

17
MAY
2013

How Dental Implants are Changing Dentures in Murray

How Dental Implants are Changing Dentures in Murray UT If you are one of the many Murray UT denture wearers, you know that they are not the ideal solution for missing teeth.

The problems with dentures include slipping, gum irritation, trouble eating and talking, bone loss, and inability to taste food due to a covered palate. Clearly, dentures do not feel and function like natural teeth.

Good oral hygiene and regular dental checkups can help you avoid the need for dentures later in your life, but other factors can make dental replacements an inevitability.

The good news? Modern dental implant technology is making dentures a thing of the past.

At Salt Lake Dental Care we have information and expertise that can help bring hope to Salt Lake City denture wearers through dental implant technology. There are a variety of effective denture/implant tooth configurations.

Call Salt Lake Dental Care at 801-938-8855 to book a dental implants consultation with Dr. Clint Blackwood. We can help you understand your options and can recommend a variety of services.

If you currently wear traditional dentures and are not happy with them, implant supported dentures may dramatically change your life. Your chewing ability will be similar to that of natural teeth and you will be able to eat hard foods again. How about a thick T-bone at your favorite steakhouse? In addition to being able to enjoy your meal, you will avoid the embarrassment of having your dentures rattle around in your mouth in public.

Before you pay for another denture reline, ask your Murray UT cosmetic dentist about the possibility of dental implants. While tooth implants are a significant investment, the dental implant cost is very reasonable when you consider they can last a lifetime.

Attention Murray UT denture wearers: there is life after dentures with tooth implants!

Come see us at Salt Lake Dental Care at 279 E 5900 S Ste 202 in Murray, 84107 for more information about dental implants.

18
JAN
2013

Sedation Dentistry At Salt Lake Dental Care

Sedation Dentistry In Sandy Utah

Dental visits can be extremely stressful and for some Sandy Utah residents, the fear and anxiety associated with a trip to the dentist prevents them from getting the care they need. At Salt Lake Dental Care, we provide the best oral sedation dentistry available. We will accommodate your needs with minimal, moderate, or deep sedation.

Don’t let dental dread keep you from achieving a perfect smile.

According to a national survey by the American Dental Association, Crest, and Oral B, the smile is the number one physical trait. Don’t let your smile go unnoticed.

In addition to sedation dentistry, at Salt Lake Dental Care we offer our Sandy Utah area clients a variety of procedures, including dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, wisdom teeth removal, dentures, and general dentistry.

At Salt Lake Dental Care, our professional staff will provide the best possible care for you and your family. Whether you need preventive care or cosmetic dentistry, the high-quality team at Salt Lake Dental Care will give you something to smile about!

For more information on dental sedation or any other dental procedure, contact us at 801-938-8855.

We are located at 279 E 5900 S Ste 202 Murray, Utah 84107.  Call today!

NagiosCheckValue - Do not remove please