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Dental Implants

Tooth loss can affect your oral health, comfort, and appearance. So what is the best treatment option for missing teeth?

Dental implant-supported restorations provide superior stability compared to other treatments, along with other dental health benefits.

At Foothill Dental in Salt Lake City, UT, we can use dental implants to give you back your smile and your confidence...

Thank You Foothill Dental!

"Foothill Dental is the best dental office I have ever been to. I went into Foothill Dental a couple of years ago after not having been to the dentist in four years. I found out I needed a lot of work done... Dr. David Stohl spent almost 20 hours on my mouth and made my teeth healthy and beautiful again. I just want to thank everyone at Foothill Dental for being so kind and helpful." Chloe Mitchell

Dental Implant Before and After Photos

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The implant serves as a replacement tooth root. In this case, the implant is restored with a dental crown to replace the lost tooth from the root to the chewing surface.

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Patients across Utah trust Drs. Matt and David Stohl to provide them with superior care, particularly when it comes to advanced dentistry. When you decide to rebuild your smile using this solution, you need to choose a board-certified dentist with the experience and skill necessary to provide excellent long-term results. That is what we provide to patients at Foothill Dental.

Contact us online to ask a question or request a consultation. You can also call us in Salt Lake City, UT, at:

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Friendly staff, caring hygienists and dentist, luxurious feeling dental experience. Highly recommend Foothill Dental!

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To start, Heather has the best customer service you’ll find! Thank you Heather. Super friendly staff. The easiest dental care provider in Salt Lake! I won’t be going anywhere else.

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Tooth Loss is Nothing to Be Ashamed Of

Whether you are missing a single tooth or several teeth, you are not alone!

Dental Implant Tooth Restoration Options

We use high-quality materials to craft your restorations so they look like natural teeth.

Implant-Supported Crowns

Implant-Supported Crowns

Implant-supported crowns may be recommended if you are missing a single tooth. For these patients, our dentists will place a single implant. Once the healing period is complete, we can secure an abutment and crown to the implant.

Implant-Supported Bridges

Implant-Supported Bridges

An implant-supported bridge is recommended when patients have two or three missing teeth in a row. This treatment usually requires one or two implants in the jawbone. 

Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-Supported Dentures

If you are missing multiple teeth or all of your teeth, implant-supported dentures are the ideal option. Using this approach, several dental implants are placed in one or both dental arches. 

How Do Dental Implants Work?

Dental implants replace the tooth roots, giving them the ability to securely hold tooth restorations in place just like the natural teeth. They can be used to address any degree of tooth loss and can replace missing teeth in any area of the mouth.

The Treatment Timeline

If you have healthy gums and adequate bone tissue in your jaw, dental implants from our Salt Lake City, UT, practice are probably the best way to replace your missing teeth. In general, dental implant treatments involve:


To begin your procedure, we will numb the treatment area with local anesthetic. If you feel that you require sedation to reduce anxiety during treatment, we can discuss this during your consultation.


Using the surgical plan, we will make an incision in the gums and create space for the implants.

Implant Placement

Next, we will place the implants in their precise locations and close the incisions.

Osseointegration: The Healing Period

Over the next four to six months, the implants will integrate with surrounding jawbone tissue.

Abutment Placement

Once the healing period is complete, we can attach the abutments to the implants. This requires a second procedure in which we administer numbing medication, make an incision in the gums, and place the abutments. The gums are then sutured closed in a way that leaves the abutments accessible above the gumline.

Second Healing Period

The gums will take about two weeks to heal.

Restoration of the Implant

During this final treatment appointment at our Salt Lake City practice, we will place your tooth restoration (the crown, bridge, or denture). Once the tooth restoration is secured to the abutments, treatment is complete.

Ready to Get Started?

With all the incredible benefits of dental implants, many implant patients say their only regret is not undergoing treatment sooner. Take the first step toward a restored smile and a more fulfilling life today by scheduling a consultation at our Salt Lake City practice. Give us a call at (801) 582-5787.

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So glad I came here! I have always had fear of dentists and they made me feel so comfortable! Dr. Bailey and her staff are just amazing. They got me in quickly, and explained everything so I wouldn't be nervous. They did not pressure me into any treatments that weren't necessary. Will keep coming here!

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We love Foothill Dental! We’ve always received high level dental care from all the hygienists and dentists. Beyond that—they are the most friendly, caring, and fun office. The staff is amazing and works so hard to accommodate my 7 children I bring in... They also are very organized and give very accurate quotes for dental work before it is done. They are the best!

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What To Expect After Implant Surgery

There is a four- to six-month healing period following dental implant surgery. Here is what to expect during recovery:

Initial Side Effects

Side effects like soreness and swelling are to be expected, particularly in the first 48 hours after your procedure. Apply an ice pack to your face to help reduce swelling and discomfort. Depending on the extent of your surgery, you may develop some minor bruising, but this should subside along with swelling after a few days. 

10 to 14 Days of Soft Foods

We recommend eating a soft-food diet for about 10 to 14 days after surgery, or until tenderness subsides. During this time, foods like mashed potatoes, soup, pasta, smoothies, and eggs make excellent choices.

A Week of Rest

Many patients take a few days off of work immediately following dental implant surgery. While pain is usually minor enough to manage with an over-the-counter pain reliever, your dentist may prescribe other medications to help you with discomfort. We encourage you to get plenty of rest in the first 48 hours and listen to your body's needs as you begin to heal. Don't do anything strenuous until you are cleared by your doctor. A walk around the block during the week after your surgery is great; a high-impact visit to the gym is not!

Patients are welcome to contact our Salt Lake City practice with questions about their recovery. A member of our friendly team will be happy to assist in any way possible. 
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Foothill Dental Matt Stohl, DMD, & David Stohl, DDS

Our dental practice provides comprehensive care to patients of all ages using state-of-the-art technology in a warm and welcoming environment. Our dentists are affiliated with the following organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Utah Dental Association
  • Salt Lake District Dental Society

To schedule a consultation, contact us online or call (801) 582-5787.

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