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16
AUG
2013

Attention Murray: Replace Your Dental Bridge Before You Lose Teeth

Attention Murray UT: Replace Your Dental Bridge Before You Lose TeethHello Murray visitors, welcome to Salt Lake Dental Care. Let’s talk about a tooth replacement option common in Salt Lake City: dental bridges.

While dental bridges have restored smiles for thousands of Salt Lake City dental patients, they are not problem free. Many Utah people with bridges find it impossible to keep the small areas around the dental bridge clean. This is not surprising because it is hard to get toothbrush bristles or dental floss under the bridge.

Of course bacteria has no trouble moving in and taking over without the Murray dental patient even knowing it. When the decay reaches the roots of the surrounding teeth, it is not only painful, the person is at risk of losing those teeth also.

That is one reason why dental implants are superior to dental bridges. Most Salt Lake City people with missing teeth are great candidates for dental implants.

A dental implant looks just like the beautiful tooth restoration on a high-quality dental bridge, but the important part is what you don’t see.

A dental implant is screwed directly into the jaw bone. It is not attached to teeth like the dental bridges traditionally used in Salt Lake City. In a way, a dental implant is a more conservative tooth replacement because it leaves the adjacent teeth intact. The bone and gum tissue mesh permanently with the titanium post that serves as the replacement tooth root.

Dental implants do not have the same decay risk as the teeth that anchor dental bridges. Of course patients with dental implants need to brush and floss, but cleaning a dental implant is usually no more difficult than cleaning a normal tooth.

Implant dentistry has a far better track record in Utah than dental bridges. With proper care, a dental implant can last a lifetime for smile-smart Salt Lake City folks.

If you currently have a dental bridge, you might consider permanently replacing it with a dental implant before the adjacent teeth are threatened with decay.

At Salt Lake Dental Care, dental implants can replace one or more teeth and can also serve as anchors for full or partial dentures. No more embarrassing slipping!

If you are interested in learning more about dental implants, I invite you to call Salt Lake Dental Care at 801-938-8855. I am Dr. Clint Blackwood. Call today to schedule a dental implant consultation. A beautiful new smile can be yours with dental implants.

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12
JUL
2013

Salt Lake Dental Care on Jaw Bone Deterioration

Dental Implants In Salt Lake City To remain dense, your jaw bone requires the continual stimulation and pressure of chewing, biting and talking. Each of your teeth has a root structure attached to the surrounding bone material. As each tooth absorbs the forces of everyday mouth function, it stimulates the bone to which the root is attached.

When a tooth is extracted, the jaw bone that previously surrounded the root structure begins to recede. Though tooth extraction is often the only possible treatment for our Murray patients with tooth damage beyond repair, every effort should be made to preserve the root structure.

Fortunately, dental implants provide a new root which keeps the surrounding bone healthy and strong. A dental implant consists of a titanium post which is placed in the jaw bone. It replaces the original root and eventually integrates into the surrounding bone. After the implant has been placed and the surrounding bone has healed and meshed with the implant, a post is inserted into the implant. The new artificial tooth, or crown, is then attached to the post. Implant restoration is a safe and effective treatment for tooth loss.

To learn more about implant dentistry, call Clint Blackwood at 801-938-8855. The friendly professionals at Salt Lake Dental Care in Murray provide world-class dental treatment for patients in Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas.

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15
MAR
2013

Smile Perfection In Salt Lake City

Cosmetic Dentistry Offers Smile Perfection For Salt Lake City

The most difficult part of attaining perfection is finding something to do for an encore.

-Author Unknown

We are perfectionists at Salt Lake Dental Care where we create perfect smiles for our cosmetic dental and smile makeover patients.

Here are some of the cosmetic dental procedures we use in smile makeovers at Salt lake Dental Care.

Implant Dentistry
Dental implants are the ultimate tooth restoration available in Salt Lake City or anywhere else, for that matter. A tooth implant consists of a metal post that is inserted into your jawbone. The post replaces the root of the missing tooth.

After a few months, it meshes with your jawbone to provide the strength and integrity of a natural tooth. A base and natural-looking dental crown is permanently attached to the post. For most Salt Lake City patients with missing teeth, it is the preferred restoration. Implants can also be used to attach dentures and partial dentures for no-slip implant/denture combos.

Dental Crowns
A mainstay of Murray UT cosmetic dentistry, dental crowns are more beautiful than ever. New fabrication technologies and materials have improved the aesthetics and strength of this restorative option.

Porcelain Veneers
A veneer is a more conservative treatment than a full crown. This is a good choice for Salt Lake City patients whose teeth are structurally sound but have unsightly flaws such as discoloration, chips, cracks, or imperfect shape. Are you one of the many Murray UT teens or adults with dark tetracycline stains? Call us today at 801-938-8855 to say goodbye to tetracycline stains!

Inlays/Onlays
Inlays and onlays (indirect fillings) are designed and fabricated using dental CAD/CAM software. These fillings are strong, attractive, and precisely fitted to the cavity.

Tooth Whitening
Teeth bleaching is the crowning touch for a perfect smile. (It’s the only thing you need if you are a fortunate Salt Lake City man or woman with perfectly-shaped and aligned teeth.) No one has to live with dull or stained teeth. Call us today for a teeth whitening consultation at our Murray UT office.

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