What are dental implants?
Our South Jordan, UT, patients who suffer from missing or failing teeth often choose dental implants as their tooth replacement option. Dental implants are a revolutionary method of tooth replacement that not only gives you a fully functional and permanent new tooth but also replaces the entire tooth root with a medical-grade titanium post — preventing the bone atrophy that can result from tooth loss. The post is surgically inserted into the patient’s jaw bone where it integrates with the living bone after a few weeks of healing time. A small piece, called the abutment, attaches to the implant post and acts as a secure anchor for a realistic and tailor-made prosthetic crown.
Dental implants are a very versatile tooth restoration option and can be used to
- Replace one or many teeth without affecting bordering teeth.
- Support a bridge, eliminating the need for a partial denture.
- Provide support for a traditional denture, making it more secure and comfortable.
When you choose to have your dental implants placed at our practice in South Jordan, UT, you will receive the highest quality of care. The doctors at Utah Surgical Arts use state-of-the-art Cone Beam CT technology to create a three-dimensional (3D) image of your facial bone structure to plan your treatment accurately. Our oral surgeons are extensively trained and experienced in dental implant placement and will develop a personalized treatment plan for you based on your medical history and conditions.
Dental implants are not the only option for tooth replacement, but they are the preferred choice for many reasons:
- Improved overall oral health
- Prevention of bone loss in the jaw
- Ability to enjoy the foods you love
- An enhanced smile and boosted self-esteem
- Increased comfort over removable tooth replacement solutions
- Lifelong solution to tooth loss with the proper oral hygiene
Anyone who is healthy enough to have a tooth removed is generally a candidate for dental implant surgery. However, if you are under 18, smoke, or suffer from bone loss, this may affect your candidacy or require additional treatments. We encourage you to schedule a consultation with the oral surgeons at Utah Surgical Arts to have your personal conditions and tooth replacement options assessed.
Dental Implant Procedure in South Jordan, UT
Your dental implants will be placed by your oral surgeon at our office in South Jordan, UT. We use the most cutting-edge diagnostic tools to guide your treatment plan, so you can feel confident that the surgical plan developed for you is the very best. The entire dental implant process takes approximately six months. First, your oral surgeon will insert the titanium post that replaces your missing tooth’s root into your jaw bone where it will integrate over the next three to six months to become the foundation for your replacement tooth. During this healing time, your restorative dentist will be creating your personalized crown. Once the post has completely fused with the jaw bone beneath the surface of the gums, the implant is exposed once again during a second procedure to attach the abutment and place the customized crown. Your new smile will now be complete!
Why choose the doctors at Utah Surgical Arts as your dental implant specialists?
It is important to realize that dental implant procedures are surgery. An understanding of surgical principles as well as the complex anatomy of muscle, bone, and nerves has a tremendous effect on the outcome of dental implant surgery. When you choose an oral and maxillofacial surgeon at Utah Surgical Arts, you can be assured that each of the doctors has extensive training and experience in the surgical placement of dental implants and is acutely aware of the importance of aesthetics when managing the surrounding bone and soft tissue.
Due to advances in dental implant technology, more people are candidates for dental implants than ever before. The doctors at Utah Surgical Arts use state-of-the-art Cone Beam CT technology to create a three-dimensional (3D) image of your facial bone structure to plan your implant placement accurately. When necessary, surgical models can then be fabricated from digital CT scans to create a surgical guide and model of your teeth, jaw, and soft tissue; these models allow the surgeon to precisely place your implant(s). This 3D planning takes place before your procedure to eliminate any guesswork and help to ensure perfect implant placement.
Quality and Affordability
It is natural to assume that having a specialized procedure such as dental implant placement performed by a highly trained expert is costly. Fortunately, that is not the case at Utah Surgical Arts. When you choose to have your dental implants placed at our practice, you won’t have to sacrifice quality for affordability. We provide high-quality care in a safe, comfortable environment for much less than the fees of general dentists, and we are providers for all major dental plans. If you have any questions or would like to set up a consultation, please call one of our offices.
Where can I get dental implants in South Jordan, UT?
Drs. Harris, Park, and Brown of Utah Surgical Arts maintain three practice offices located in Provo, Payson, and South Jordan, UT, serving all of Utah County and Salt Lake County and are available to schedule your surgery at any of their locations.