Dental Implants by Dr. Anderson
Living with missing teeth can be difficult, interfering with your ability to chew and speak properly and impacting your self-confidence.
Dr. Gregory E. Anderson is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon who can perform safe, precise dental implant placement.
Why should I undergo dental implant surgery with Dr. Anderson in Garland and Logan, UT?
Fully Restored Function
Using titanium dental implant posts, Dr. Anderson can completely restore function to your smile. Dental implants are anchored into the jawbone to serve as a durable, long-lasting foundation for your dental crown, denture, or bridge.
Expert Surgical Care
As a board-certified oral surgeon, Dr. Anderson has extensive knowledge of the jaw and surrounding structures. Additionally, he has undergone thorough training to provide highly precise placement. This allows for the best possible outcome and minimizes patients' risk of complications.
In practice for over 20 years, Dr. Anderson is able to provide Garland and Logan patients with the highest quality care. While his fees are about 20 to 25 percent less than other surgeons, he still uses the latest technology for the best results and unparalleled value.
Dental Implants Are a Proven Tooth-Replacement Solution
Certain Factors Can Affect Your Ability to Heal Properly
Thanks to advancements in technology and surgical techniques, virtually anyone with a missing tooth is a good candidate for dental implants. However, there are certain lifestyle factors and medical conditions that can affect the success of your dental implants, including:
Reduced Jawbone Tissue
When you lose a tooth, your jawbone almost immediately begins to recede. Because deficient bone tissue can create an unstable surface for your dental implants, Dr. Anderson can perform a bone graft to add volume and density to your bone tissue.
Tobacco UseSmoking is known to inhibit your body's natural healing process and has been linked to an increased risk of implant failure, so Dr. Anderson will typically recommend that you quit smoking prior to your surgery.
Existing Oral Health ConcernsOther than missing teeth, you should be in otherwise good oral health in order to qualify for dental implants. Conditions such as periodontal disease can cause peri-implantitis and implant failure.
If you are a diabetic patient, high glucose levels can increase your risk of complications during surgery and prolong your healing. Discuss your medical history with Dr. Anderson so that he can make the proper recommendations for treatment.
The Dental Implant Proces Can Take Several Months
The Complete Dental Implant Timeline
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Recovering from Dental Implant Surgery
Immediately after dental implant surgery, you should rest for the remainder of the day. However, many patients are able to return to work the next day. For the first few days, it is normal to experience some discomfort, swelling, and bleeding. To minimize your risk of complications, you should:
- Eat a soft foods diet for the first few days
- Gently rinse your mouth with salt water several times per day
- Avoid spicy and acidic foods
- Exercise caution when brushing around the implant site
- Take any medications as prescribed
Full recovery typically takes about four to six months. In the meantime, you may need to attend one or more check-up appointments so we can monitor your progress.
Implant-Supported Restorations Are the Next Best Thing to Natural Teeth
Because dental implants provide a direct connection between your jawbone and dental crowns, bridges, or dentures, they are widely considered the most natural-looking way to restore missing teeth.
Implants also allow your restorations to function just like natural teeth. This is especially important for patients who are receiving implant-supported dentures because dental implants eliminate any slipping or clicking that can occur with conventional dentures.
Once your treatment is complete, you can enjoy your favorite foods and smile with confidence once again.
A Trusted Solution
"When performed by a trained and experienced dental implant dentist, dental implant surgery is one of the safest and most predictable procedures in dentistry." American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Invest in Your Health and Well-Being
The cost of dental implant treatment is dependent upon several factors and varies significantly from patient to patient. While traditional restorations are more affordable upfront, it is highly recommended you receive dental implants if you qualify. Dental implants offer several benefits that traditional methods do not, offering greater value for your health and quality of life for years and even decades to come.
Treatment with implants is not typically covered by insurance. However, Dr. Anderson allows patients to finance their treatment with both third-party and in-house payment plans.
Breaking Down the Cost of Dental Implants
Size and Quality of RestorationThe number of missing teeth will determine which type of restoration is right for you–a crown, bridge, or denture. Typically, larger restorations and high-end materials cost more.
Number of Implants Needed
One implant is not required for every missing tooth. However, the number of implants will vary from patient to patient depending on the type of restoration, existing jawbone density, and other factors.
Sedation OptionsIn some cases, patients may only require local anesthetic for their dental implant procedure. However, if you are undergoing more extensive surgery, sedation may be recommended.
While many dentists provide dental implants, Dr. Anderson offers a higher level of skill and expertise for the most precise placement. This can be invaluable as it can reduce your risk of implant failure.
Far-Reaching Benefits That Can Change Your Life
Regain Confidence in Your Smile
Many patients who suffer tooth loss are embarrassed by gaps in their smile, causing them to hide their teeth and avoid social situations. Dental implants can complete your smile and restore your confidence.
Improve Your Speech and Diet
Trying to eat and speak with missing teeth can be uncomfortable and frustrating. Overcoming these challenges can make daily activities easier and improve your quality of life.
Save Money in the Long Run
While dental implants have a higher up-front cost, they prevent jawbone atrophy and further tooth loss which can require extensive and costly ongoing restorative care. Over a lifetime, implants can minimize the need for ongoing intervention.