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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...

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 dental care, particularly when it comes to implant 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.

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What Causes Tooth Loss?

Whether you are missing a single tooth or several teeth, you are not alone. It is estimated that 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth and about 40 million Americans are missing all of their teeth.

There are several causes of tooth loss, including:

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:

Anesthesia

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.

Incisions

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.

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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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Foothill Dental Matt Stohl, DMD, & David Stohl, DDS

Our dental practice provides comprehensive care to patients of all ages with 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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