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?

Implant-supported crowns

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.

Unparalleled Value 

In practice for over 20 years, Dr. Anderson is able to provide his 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.

So how do dental implants work?

Illustration of jaw and dental implant

Are dental implants a worthwhile investment?

Dental Implants Are a Proven Tooth-Replacement Solution

Wondering if you even qualify for dental implants?

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 Use 

Smoking 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 Concerns 

Other 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

Uncontrolled Diabetes 

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. 

How long will it take from start to finish? 

The Dental Implant ProcesCan Take Several Months

Dr. Anderson will coordinate with your primary dentist and perform the surgical portion of your treatment. When it is time to receive your restoration, you will return to their office.
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Consultation

The doctor will assess your candidacy and discuss your lifestyle, concerns, goals, and budget. 

Implant Placement

Small incisions will be made in your gums and the dental implants will be surgically placed in the jaw.

Healing Period

During this four- to six-month period, the implants will fuse directly with the jawbone.

Abutment Placement

A small connector piece will be attached to each implant, which can then be used to secure the restoration. 

Second Healing Period

During this period, the gums will heal around the abutments. This usually takes a few weeks.

Attachment of Restoration

Once you are fully healed, your dentist will provide a permanent implant-supported crown, bridge, or denture.

Let's take a closer look...

Will the results look and feel natural

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

See the results for yourself...

Smile before and after restoration is attached to dental implant

Dr. Gregory E. Anderson

Dr. Gregory E. Anderson

Dr. Anderson is an expert in all types of facial and oral surgery. His outstanding qualifications include:

He is dedicated to helping patients overcome facial pain, injuries, and other conditions to improve their quality of life. Learn more about the specialized treatment he can provide by contacting our office online or calling (435) 755-5000.

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