Dental Implants – Orem, UT

A Sturdy, Long-Lasting Tooth Replacement Option

Woman in dental chair pointing to her smile with dental implants in Orem

There is more than one way to replace missing teeth, but nowadays many dentists and patients favor dental implants – and with good reason. While traditional bridges and dentures still have their benefits, dental implants in Orem have many unique features that make them the next best thing to getting your natural teeth back. If you are interested in having dental implants placed and are wondering whether you are a good candidate for the treatment, you can give Frandsen Dental of Orem a call today to schedule a dental implant consultation.

Why Choose Frandsen Dental of Orem for Dental Implants?

  • Dental Implants Placed In-Office
  • Advanced Technology for Precise Placement
  • Relaxing Sedation Options

What Are Dental Implants?

Dentist holding a model of a dental implant

A dental implant is a small post that looks like a screw and is normally made out of titanium. We can place an appropriate number of implants in your jaw so that they can support a crown, bridge, or denture, thus replacing your missing teeth from the roots up. If they are well cared for, dental implants can be relied on to last for decades or even entire lifetimes.

The 4-Step Dental Implant Process

Dentist showing a dental implant model to a patient
  • Initial Dental Implant Consultation – Step one is to visit our office so that we can explain the dental implant process to you and check to make sure that you’re able to undergo the surgery. Some preparatory treatments may be needed before moving on to the next step.
  • Dental Implant Surgery – With the help of the latest technology, we can surgically place the dental implant posts exactly where they need to go in your jaw.
  • Dental Implant Osseointegration/Abutment – Osseointegration is when your dental implants join with your jawbone. This process can take around 4 to 6 months, but the exact timeline can vary depending on a number of factors. An abutment can be attached to each implant post once osseointegration is complete.
  • Delivery of Dental Implant Restoration(s) – The lifelike restoration that will serve as your replacement tooth or teeth will ultimately be attached to your dental implant posts via the abutments.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Senior man in dental chair admiring his new smile in a mirror

Traditional bridges and dentures only replace the top parts of missing teeth. Dental implants, in contrast, are the only tooth replacement method that addresses the missing tooth roots. This approach has several advantages, such as allowing you to eat all of your favorite foods again and eliminating the risk of your new teeth slipping while you’re trying to speak. Also, dental implants are easy to take care of, which is good news for your oral health. Finally, since dental implants have long lifespans, you won’t have to replace them as often as other tooth replacement options.