Dental Implants in Payson, UT
The Proven, Healthy Solution for Missing Teeth
At Utah Surgical Arts, our oral surgeons restore oral function while producing beautiful aesthetic results for patients through the placement of dental implants. We achieve these results by surgically placing a small medical-grade titanium post directly into the jaw bone, which becomes the new replacement root to support the prosthetic crown. Medical-grade titanium does not corrode and has a high success rate of integrating with the surrounding bone in the jaw. This provides the strongest foundation possible and, in turn, the healthiest tooth replacement solution available.
We have several offices located in Utah, and you will find our Payson office just off UT-198, north of Spring Lake. For an unparalleled patient experience delivered by a team you can trust, we invite you to contact our Payson office for a consultation with Dr. Harris, Dr. Park, Dr. Brown, and Dr. Wood.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that fuse to the jaw bone, keeping the bone healthy and preventing it from deteriorating.
With a complete and fully functioning smile, you will have better self-esteem and love to show off your teeth when you eat and laugh.
Dentures only sit on top of the ridge in the mouth, cosmetically restoring a smile, while implants fuse below the surface to create a secure, long-term foundation.
Suitable for Most
Dental implants are ideal for many people, whether you have one or many missing or damaged teeth. Bone grafting enables those who have suffered bone loss to qualify for this treatment.
Types of Dental Implants
- Single Implants. One dental implant can restore one missing tooth. It is strong enough to replace molars, canine teeth, or front teeth.
- Implant-Supported Bridge. When multiple teeth are missing beside each other, a dental implant can be placed to support a bridge. This prevents having to grind down natural teeth to fit the bridge.
- Same-Day Dental Implants. If you are having a tooth extracted and have enough jaw bone to support an implant, we can place an implant on the same day as the extraction.
- All-on-4® Treatment Concept. Four implant posts are inserted into one or both arches and support a fixed denture. This treatment completely restores your smile’s function and appearance.
Standard dental implants are made of medical-grade titanium. Our practice offers a metal-free alternative to titanium: zirconia, or ceramic, implants. Zirconia implants have all of the advantages of a titanium implant, meaning that they are a long-lasting, natural-looking tooth replacement option. Zirconia implants are ideal for patients with allergies to titanium or who seek an alternative to metal implants. By giving our patients more options, we make it possible for more people to achieve a healthy and complete smile. For questions about zirconia implants or to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors, please contact our Payson, UT, office.
Are Dental Implants Right for You?
Most patients with a missing tooth or teeth are eligible to receive dental implants.
Implant-based tooth restoration is ideal for anyone in need of a new tooth. If a tooth has been missing for a while, the jaw bone has likely weakened underneath. Thanks to bone grafting methods, our surgeons can place a graft where new bone is needed and, once healed, patients who have suffered from bone loss can now receive dental implants.
Dental implants and/or the All-on-4 treatment concept may not be right for you if:
- You smoke tobacco products.
- You are under the age of 18, as the jaw bone has not yet fully developed.
- You suffer from gum disease, severe bone loss, tooth decay, or other oral health conditions which must be addressed prior to receiving implants.
Our team will discuss your personal conditions and options during your initial consultation, including existing medical conditions. Contact our Payson office today to schedule your appointment.
Dental Implant Process at Utah Surgical Arts
At your consultation appointment, we will take CBCT scans of your mouth and discuss your treatment options. We will help select the form of anesthesia that is right for your surgery complexity and anxiety needs.
The entire dental implant surgery process is usually completed in approximately 6 months. During surgery, your surgeon will make a small incision in the gum tissue and place the implant post. After the first procedure, the post bonds with the jaw bone beneath the surface of the gums, which usually takes 3 to 6 months. During this time, your restorative dentist will create your custom crown. Once healed, your dentist will attach the crown to the implant post and you can enjoy your new, secure replacement tooth.
Dental implant technology is expanding rapidly. We continuously invest in the most advanced technology, and as a result, we can provide more people the opportunity to receive this treatment. At our practice, our team routinely plans your treatment utilizing Cone Beam CT technology to create a 3D image of your facial bone structure. Surgical models create a guide so that we can accurately place the implants with predictable results.
We use the highest quality of dental implant materials and technology to produce remarkable results.
Dental Implant Cost and Value
At Utah Surgical Arts, our fees are often much lower than the fees of general dentists, and we are providers for all major dental plans. The cost of your dental implant surgery will depend on how many implants you need, if you require bone grafts, your choice of anesthesia, and your insurance. Our front desk staff is very knowledgeable in these factors and will provide you with a cost estimate upfront. If you have any questions or would like to set up a consultation, please call one of our offices.
Removable dentures may be cheaper upfront, but they can lead to costly bone repair surgeries and other oral health problems down the road. Dentures and bridges sit on top of the bony ridge and do not prevent jaw bone atrophy, whereas dental implants provide the jaw bone with necessary stimulation to keep it strong. You must replace dentures every few years, and if not professionally fitted, they can cause oral sores. With dental implants, you can focus on eating, smiling, and laughing without worrying about moving parts or uncomfortable oral appliances.
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. "
Ron Reviews His Dental Implant Procedure
"Hi, my name is Ron. I live in Orem and I came to Utah Surgical Arts to get an extraction and a dental implant. The practice here is welcoming, very inviting. When I walked through the doors here, I felt like I was in the right place. The staff here are very friendly. I felt like they were concerned about my needs, and the doctor was very efficient and took great care of me and made me feel at ease. You could tell he’s an expert in his craft. After having this procedure, I can now chew on the right side of my mouth, and that is an amazing feeling after going so long without not being able to do that. I had a fantastic experience here and I highly recommend Utah Surgical Arts."
Hillary Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"I am Hillary, and I am from Orem, Utah. I had a root canal gone wrong, and Dr. Harris is a family friend — he got me in and got me hooked up and fixed me up. My procedure was really easy; he just took out my tooth, put in a bone graft and let it heal up for a couple months, and then he put in a dental implant. So easy, it took, like, literally five minutes; it was so simple. I was actually really scared, but he was super great, and it went really fast. The staff is so great; they’re so nice and so comforting to you, and they just kind of adapt to your needs, and they’re just super friendly, always. My recovery was great; it was really simple, really fast. It wasn’t painful at all; just took a couple Advil, and it was great, and I was up going that same day. If any of my friends in Orem, Provo, or Payson needed a dental implant, I would definitely recommend Dr. Harris."
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."
Lynette Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"I had my daughter bring me a salad, and I took a bite and bit down on a bacon bit, and it broke my tooth in half right here. I went and saw Dr. Park, and he put me out, removed the rest of the tooth, did a bone graft, and then went in later and put in a titanium rod, and now my smile is all back. He was great to work with — happy, easy to talk to. I was really impressed that he would call and that Dr. Park would check on me and not just tell somebody to do it or it was their responsibility or whatever. He contacted me. I refer people here all the time and will continue to do that."
Frequently Asked Questions
Are permanent dentures the same as dental implants?
Full-arch restoration uses dental implants to secure a fixed denture in one or both arches. Our practice uses the All-on-4 treatment concept, developed by Nobel Biocare™, which involves placing four implant posts and attaching a prosthesis. These fixed dentures provide the same health benefits as single dental implants and are not taken out during eating and brushing, contrary to removable dentures.
Can dental implants be done in a day?
Immediate or same-day dental implants can be placed at the same time as a tooth extraction, provided there is enough jaw bone. This reduces the number of visits needed to replace the tooth.
How many days do I need off work/school for dental implant surgery?
Most patients return to their normal routines 1–2 days following surgery. The surgical site(s) take about 2 weeks to heal, but you can return to work or school in a day or two.
Do they put you to sleep for dental implants?
We administer IV sedation for most implant placements, which renders patients into a sleep-like state. Same-day implants may only require local anesthetic to numb the surgical area. We will discuss your options with you prior to any surgical procedure and determine the right choice for your needs.
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