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, Dr. Wood, or Dr. Holladay.
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.
Denture Replacement With Dental Implants
If you wear dentures, you may find them to be uncomfortable and wish there was a more convenient, long-term solution. Our surgeons are proud to offer the All-on-4® treatment concept, which can replace your dentures and provide you with a healthy smile that looks and feels natural. You can replace dentures in one or both arches, and even replace partial dentures with an implant-supported bridge.
By replacing your dentures with dental implants, you enjoy all the health benefits of implants such as jaw bone loss prevention and preservation of facial structure. Dental implants restore your oral function, so you can enjoy your favorite foods without worrying about moving pieces. If properly cared for, your implant-supported prosthesis can last for a lifetime. Contact us today to learn about denture replacement in Payson, UT.
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
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."
Lisa Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"Hi, my name is Lisa Knapp; I'm from Provo. So, we came into Utah Surgical Arts with one of my children to have an implant. Some of my other children have had teeth removed to facilitate braces. One child had a chain put on their tooth to pull it down into place to get the braces started sooner. And, of course, wisdom teeth extractions. We had a wonderful experience here at Utah Surgical Arts. Through all the different procedures with the four different children, we've seen all of the doctors at one time or another and have been extremely impressed with their competence. We have friends in Provo, Springville, Orem areas, Pleasant Grove, that we would all highly recommend Utah Surgical Arts to if they ever need any wisdom teeth extractions or other oral surgery procedures done."
Mike Reviews His Dental Implant Procedure
"My name is Michael Murphy. I live in Provo, Utah. I’ve lived here all my life. I recently came to Dr. Harris to have a dental implant put in my mouth. It’s the first one that I have ever had done. I was very impressed with the staff. They were very knowledgeable, very courteous. The wait time was minimal. It’s a beautiful office and a beautiful setting, and I can see they have the latest technology, and they’re updated. What I like about Dr. Harris is he is very outgoing, very friendly. The procedure was very pain free, very minimal, and it was very short. I was very pleased with the outcome. I would certainly come back and enjoy Dr. Harris’ office and his staff again anytime."
Lexi Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"Hi, I’m Lexi, and I’m from Springville, and I came to Utah Surgical Arts to get a bone graft and two dental implants. The atmosphere here is very friendly and overall very happy. Dr. Park was amazing. He accommodated everything to my needs and he always made sure I was comfortable and had the information that I needed, which made me feel very at ease during the procedures. The staff here are very friendly. They like to get to know you. I’ve always had a great experience with them. The procedure was very successful and I’m so happy with the results. The doctor had me in and out, and I was back on my feet in no time. If you live in Provo or Orem, I highly recommend coming to Utah Surgical Arts. They’ll take great care of you here."
Colleen Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"Well, I had gone to see my dentist and had some problems with my teeth, and they needed to be extracted. Dr. Park was wonderful to go through and explain everything, and that really helped me decide that those were the things that I needed to have done. It really helped to ease my nerves when I knew that Dr. Park was a medical doctor as well as a dentist. I think the extraction went well. I have my crowns in, and it has been wonderful to be able to eat again and to have it feel normal. I have recommended my family and friends to Dr. Park because he has been fabulous."
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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