Dental Implants in Lehi, UT
The Natural-looking and Healthy Solution for Missing Teeth
Dental implants offer a natural looking and healthy tooth replacement option for patients suffering from missing or failing teeth. Over time, prolonged tooth loss can cause dental shifting and jaw bone atrophy. Dental implants prevent these issues, and with a high success rate are the preferred tooth restoration solution.
A single dental implant has three parts: a titanium post that is surgically implanted into the jaw bone to reinforce its structure, a custom-made crown designed to match your existing teeth, and an abutment piece to connect the post to the crown.
This revolutionary restoration method is available at our Lehi, UT, location. We are located amongst the bustling Wasatch Front just north of Lake Utah with the picturesque Jordan river running through the city. For personalized treatment and compassionate care, contact our Lehi office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Harris, Dr. Park, Dr. Brown, and Dr. Wood.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
You can replace one tooth, multiple teeth, or an entire arch of teeth. The All-on-4® treatment concept uses four implant posts to secure a fixed denture and restore oral function.
Bone health protection and preservation
Dental implants replace the entire tooth with an artificial tooth root, and stimulate the jaw bone to prevent atrophy. Dentures and other removable options only sit on top of the bony ridge and do not prevent bone atrophy, dental shifting, or other problems.
Enjoy your favorite foods
Unlike removable dentures, implants remain in your mouth while eating so you can enjoy all of your favorite foods without restrictions.
A complete smile can improve your self-esteem and quality of life. Dental implants look, feel, and function just like natural teeth.
At Utah Surgical Arts in Lehi, UT, we use state-of-the-art CBCT technology to take 3D images of your face and mouth. These images create detailed surgical guides to help place your dental implant. Our team of oral surgeons are highly trained and experienced to perform dental implant placement and will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan based on your specific needs.
Types of Dental Implants in Lehi, UT
- Single Implants. A dental implant can be used to replace one missing tooth anywhere in the mouth, provided you have enough adequate jaw bone to support it.
- Implant-Supported Bridges. Traditional bridges require adjacent healthy teeth to be shaved down to support the bride. An implant-supported bridge protects your natural teeth and also benefits your jaw bone health.
- Same-Day Implants. Our surgeons can place an implant post immediately following a tooth extraction, as long as you have enough jaw bone, greatly reducing the number of necessary appointments.
- All-on-4® Treatment Concept. A fixed denture can be secured with as few as four dental implants posts, fully restoring your oral aesthetic and function.
Utah Surgical Arts offers zirconia, or ceramic implants for patients with titanium allergies and sensitivities. Zirconia implants provide the same benefits as traditional dental implants in a metal-free option. Many patients claim ceramic implants look more natural than traditional implants because the color of the material is already white, making it easier to match their natural tooth color. For more information on ceramic implants or to schedule a consultation, contact us in Lehi, Utah and one of our staff members will be happy to help you.
Who Is a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Most patients with a missing tooth or teeth are eligible to receive dental implants.
Generally, if a patient is healthy enough to have a tooth removed, they are healthy enough to receive a dental implant. However, certain medical conditions may affect your candidacy or make additional procedures necessary. You may not be a candidate for implant-supported tooth restoration if you have any of the following conditions:
- An underdeveloped jaw bone
- You smoke or regularly use tobacco products
- You have severe tooth decay, periodontal disease, or bone loss
The technology of implant dentistry continues to advance, making it a possibility for more patients than ever before. Our team of oral surgeons at Utah Surgical Arts in Lehi, UT, will assess your oral health and help determine if dental implants are right for you. We encourage you to contact our office to schedule a consultation and begin your journey to a healthy and complete smile.
Dental Implant Surgery in Lehi, UT
Your oral maxillofacial surgeon will perform your dental implant procedure at our office in Lehi, UT. We will create detailed surgical guides using the most cutting-edge CBCT scanning technology to ensure your implants are placed with the highest level of precision.
First, your oral surgeon will make an incision into the gum tissue and place the post into the jaw bone. Over the next 3 to 6 months, the post will integrate and become the foundation of your replacement tooth. While your mouth is healing, your restorative dentist will create your custom crown. Once the post has completely fused with the jaw bone beneath the gums, the implant will be exposed during a second surgery to attach the abutment and place your personalized crown.
At Utah Surgical Arts, you can trust in the extensive training and experience of our oral surgeons. They are acutely aware of the importance of facial aesthetics and experts on managing the surrounding bone and soft tissue. When placed by a professional, dental implants are the preferred long-term tooth replacement solution.
We use the highest quality of dental implant materials and technology to produce remarkable results.
Dental Implant Cost and Value in Lehi, UT
The cost of your dental implant will be determined by many factors including the number of implants, your insurance, your choice of anesthesia, and if you require an extraction or bone grafts. We will go over all of this with you at your consultation appointment and provide you with a cost estimate prior to treatment.
Removable dentures, bridges, and other options are less expensive upfront, but can cost more in the long run because they do not prevent jaw bone atrophy.
With dental implants your replacement tooth is securely attached to your mouth, making it a permanent part of your smile, and completely restoring your oral function. You will be able to enjoy all of your favorite food without restriction. Restore your smile and improve your quality of your life by investing in dental implants today at Utah Surgical Arts.
Utah Surgical Arts is approved by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). This accreditation is difficult to obtain and allows our office to function as a hospital and/or surgical center. Since extensive surgeries must be performed in a surgical center, there are many instances where the patient may be unable to undergo surgery due to the high cost of the hospital or surgical center. If your surgery can be performed at Utah Surgical Arts, the cost savings may be significant. Many patients who were unable to have the procedure due to the high cost involved were able to have the procedure performed at Utah Surgical Arts.
Types of Anesthesia
Our surgeons at Utah Surgical Arts offer many anesthesia and sedation options for patients to choose from.
Hear From Dental Implant Patients
These patients can tell you about the firsthand experience undergoing dental implant treatment at our office.
Reviews From Our Dental Implant Patients
Stephanie Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"Hi, my name is Stephanie. I’m from Spanish Fork. I just recently had two implants done from Dr. Harris. I had the best experience going under. It was easy; I didn’t wake up groggy. My son, who is 17, just recently had his wisdom teeth pulled out, and what a great experience that was for him! I tell all of my friends in Spanish Fork, Highland, Alpine, Salt Lake City to come to Utah Surgical Arts. It really is the best experience. "
Barry Reviews His Dental Implant Procedure
"Hi, my name is Barry Craft. I’m from Lindon, Utah. I came here to the Utah Surgical Arts actually for a couple of reasons. I had some dental implants that needed to be done. The tooth was bad, and Dr. Mike Harris recommended a dental implant. I was expecting the procedure to be long and painful, and it really worked out good. Mike was very professional, and he helped me to get that implant done very quickly and very professionally. I was actually able to return to work the same day, and it worked out exceptionally well. I’d highly recommend Utah Surgical Arts; I’d recommend them to several of my neighbors and friends, and I would continue to come here for any type of dental needs."
Sadey Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"My name is Sadey. I’m from Mapleton, Utah. I have seen Dr. Harris for extractions. I’ve also seen Dr. Park for an extraction and placement of a dental implant, and bone grafting. I felt like the practice was very inviting, very relaxing. I was very nervous before I came in, but I felt confident in the doctors and their responses to me. They were educated and knew the procedure very well. The staff here was super friendly, they were very warm, they were efficient, but I didn’t feel rushed in any way. My dental implant has been amazing. I have not had any complications. I would give Utah Surgical Arts five stars. I had a great experience here, and I highly recommend Utah Surgical Arts."
Annie Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"So, the first time I came to see Dr. Park, I had a tooth that needed to be pulled, and I also had an empty space below that tooth that had been missing for a few years, and I came in and had the tooth extracted, and then he also put in two implants. Dr. Park and his office are fantastic. From the first phone call, when you make that appointment, they put you at ease. The staff is incredible. I don't know how he does it, but I think he's hired the nicest people on the planet. Dr. Park's also incredible. He makes you feel like you're important. I would definitely recommend friends and family to come to Dr. Park. He's very, very comfortable. It's a really great experience."
Karlie Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"I had a root canal done six years ago, and then I started having pain in my tooth. I looked at some reviews and came in to see Dr. Harris, and he extracted my tooth, also did a bone graft. They allow it to heal for three to four months, so I actually had a gap in between for that three months. I came back and got the implant placed three months later. I think I was just really impressed because of how quick it was. It was so professional. Everything was set in stone before I even got here. The girls here texted me and made sure that I'm okay. Dr. Harris is asking, "Hey, how's she feeling? How is everything going?" Sent me flowers, just really personable. I just felt really well taken care of and really like I mattered in the situation. Even though it was only a 15-minute procedure for him to do everything, he made it fun."
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you put to sleep for dental implants?
When a dental implant is placed immediately following a tooth extraction, sometimes only local anesthesia is necessary. For most dental implant surgeries, your surgeon will administer IV sedation. This will put you into a sleep-like state, and you will wake up with no memory of the procedure.
How painful is the dental implant procedure?
There is discomfort associated with any surgical procedure, but most patients only require local anesthesia for the dental implant procedure. Any post-operative pain or discomfort can be managed with over the counter pain medication.
Is there a cheaper alternative to dental implants?
Removable dentures and bridges are less expensive up front but do not prevent bone loss or atrophy, and if not fitted properly can cause painful sores.
Can I get a dental implant years after an extraction?
Yes! You can still get a dental implant years after an extraction, granted there is enough healthy jaw bone to support the implant.
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