Ogden Dentist Video #6:
What is a Dental Implant?
In this video, Dr. Jim Ellis, DDS (a dentist in Ogden, Utah) explains what a dental implant is.
A dental implant is a wonderful. Wonderful treatment that has been made available in dentistry not just recently but for quite a long time now. Basically, what a dental implant is, is a synthetic tooth. The top of your teeth that you can see should only be about one third of the actual tooth, the root is the other two thirds of the tooth. If a tooth is so broken or so infected that it needs to be removed, you can remove the tooth and simply put in a prosthetic root. And then later place a prosthetic tooth on top of the prosthetic root, so that the entire length of the tooth is now synthetic. Wonderful, wonderful things they’ve been able to replace. Some people are very skeptical of tooth implants because they haven’t heard of them too much but they are a wonderful thing.
We can replace hearts, we can replace lungs, we can replace limbs, teeth are much simpler than any of those things that I just listed. If you are afraid that you might be losing a tooth because you don’t want to get a bridge or go to dentures, a dental implant is an amazing thing.
Hopefully, this video has answered your question. If you have any other questions, we have a whole library of videos. If there is something that you have that hasn’t been answered, you can feel free to give me a call at (801) 783-3490. Thank you so much and have a good day.
Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBJkCUWUjaQ