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Dental Implant Placement

Thanksgiving Point Dental is the best place to get dental implants in Lehi – and Dr. John Armstrong, Dr. Brandon J. Valgardson, and Dr. Armstrong are the experts you should turn to for questions about dental implants! These dental implant specialists have extensive training and experience in restorative dental technology and deliver implants that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.

The Dental Implant Consultation:

The dental implant process begins with a dental implant consultation. When you visit us, your dental implant consultation experience will be like no other. You can expect a step-by-step overview of the dental implant process to help ensure that you have all of the information you need to make an informed decision about dental implants. The consultation will include the following:

  • Determining if dental implants are right for you.
  • Discussing the implant placement.
  • Outlining necessary steps and treatments.
  • Going over all post-operative instructions.

After a thorough examination that includes X-rays and imaging, you’ll feel comfortable moving forward with dental implants. You will also feel confident that you chose these renowned dental implant professionals for your dental implant needs!

Bone Grafting

Implants, the preferred tooth replacement option, restore the mouth’s full functionality, and bone grafting is a crucial part of dental implant surgery. For implants to be successful, we must firmly anchor the jawbone. Bone grafting can thicken and strengthen the implant site if the jawbone lacks the required quantity or quality of bone. To ensure successful dental implants, patients need to have proper bone structure beforehand, which is why prior procedures like bone grafting are so important.

We use bone grafting to strengthen the jawbone in the area where we will place the dental implants. The graft is usually taken from another part of the body and consists of bone, bone marrow, and sometimes soft tissue and growth proteins. The bone graft helps create a more solid foundation into which dental implants can be placed and ensures that they remain secure once inserted. Bone grafting also promotes new bone growth in the jaw and enables dental implants to fuse optimally with surrounding tissues for long-term stability.

Dental Implant Placement

Dental implant placement could be the procedure for you if you want to take the next step toward a perfect smile. At Thanksgiving Point Dental, patients can feel secure knowing they are in the hands of experienced dental professionals who have mastered dental implant placement and the associated procedure. We will examine your teeth and gums during dental implant placement to determine the ideal length, angle, and position for the longest-lasting dental implants. The actual dental implant insertion takes only a few moments with little to no discomfort.

First, Dr. Armstrong, Dr. Valgardson, or Dr. Armstrong will make a tiny incision in your gum to place the implant during the initial procedure (the tooth socket the gum is covering). The cut is required to access the tooth socket where your missing teeth once rested.

Next, we will drill directly into the bone after making a small incision in the gum. The incision allows us to insert the actual metal implant or post into the gap in your bone. We will stitch the gum incision after implantation, giving it time to heal.

The abutment is now implemented to serve as the finishing crown’s supporting component. The abutment is required to guarantee a secure fit for the crown that won’t easily move by forces exerted by human biting.

Lastly, we take a few impressions now that your titanium root implant is tightly knitted to your jawbone. The impressions enable our ceramist to craft one or more flawless white crowns for you. You return for a final visit once your new crown or final restoration is complete. We affix your replacement tooth or teeth to the implants. And finally, we ensure you feel great when you speak and smile and that they fit perfectly.


Dental Implant Placement in Lehi, UT

The dental implant procedure is an exciting opportunity for people who want to restore their smile and improve their dental health. It involves placing a permanent dental prosthetic during a quick and easy dental surgery. You will be in the best hands at our practice, with Dr. Armstrong, Dr. Valgardson, and Dr. Armstrong leading the dental implant procedure. Our dentists are highly experienced in dental implants, so you can be sure that your outcome will be accurate, visually pleasing, and long-lasting. 

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