Your teeth are designed to last a lifetime, but unfortunately, life may have other plans, forcing you to join the 178 million Americans who are missing at least one tooth. Although there are several replacement options, none excel in both form and function the way that dental implants do — mimicking your tooth right down to the roots. Now imagine that you can replace your tooth in just one visit with an option that will go the distance.
At Sargon Dental, our own Dr. Sargon Lazarof is the pioneer and inventor of Ultratooth, a dental implant restoration that is ready to perform after just one visit.
Here’s a look at how Ultratooth provides you with an immediate restoration option, giving you something to smile about.
Dental implants: The gold standard for missing teeth
Whether decay, disease, or an accident has robbed you of a tooth (or teeth), you need to find a replacement option that will help you smile, chew, and talk with ease. Checking all of these boxes are dental implants, which provide superior stability as we’re able to anchor the implant right into your jawbone. It’s for this reason, and more, that dentists place about five million implants each year in the United States.
One of the more serious problems that crops up with missing teeth is that you lose much more than meets the eye, namely the roots that go down into your jawbone. This loss causes bone deterioration since your jaw no longer registers activity in the area and ceases to rebuild the bone.
With a dental implant, we place a metal post into your jaw, and the bone builds up around it, fusing it into place. We then cap the post with a crown, which fits in seamlessly with your surrounding teeth.
Ultratooth: The platinum standard for missing teeth
Although there are many advantages to choosing a dental implant, the one challenge was that it was often a months-long process to place the implant because we had to wait for it to fuse into place before capping the implant.
Recognizing the need of our patients for faster replacement options, Dr. Sargon invented Ultratooth, which connects into your jawbone immediately after placement thanks to an innovative expansion feature that holds the implant in place. This feature allows you to use your tooth right away, while also allowing your jawbone to build up and around it naturally, further securing the implant.
To find out whether you’re a candidate for Ultratooth, Dr. Sargon first performs a complete evaluation of your dental and general health. Using advanced imaging, he ensures that your jawbone is healthy and that there are no signs of decay or disease.
Once he gives you the greenlight, Dr. Sargon is able to place the implant and crown in a single visit, allowing you to walk out with a tooth that’s clinically shown to last 30 years or more.
To get the most out of your Ultratooth implant, we recommend that you care for it as you would your existing teeth, which means brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and rinsing after meals.
If you aren’t keen on the idea of waiting months to finally restore your smile, contact one of our locations in Encino or West Hollywood, California, to schedule your Ultratooth consultation.