When left untreated, missing teeth can lead to ongoing oral and overall health problems, including misalignment, malnutrition, and a lack of self-confidence.
To help patients with missing teeth improve their quality of life, we offer state-of-the-art dental implants at Larsen Family Dental in Bountiful, UT.
Wondering why dental implants are considered the gold standard in restorative dentistry?
Implant Dentistry: The Only Way to Stop Bone Loss
Missing or severely damaged teeth can lead to a host of problems, including jawbone atrophy. Because implants effectively mimic the function of natural tooth roots, they can not only provide unparalleled support for dental restorations but also prevent further jawbone degeneration by stimulating the bone tissue in the same way that your natural tooth roots can. This feature sets dental implants apart from other restorative solution.
When you come in for an initial consultation at Larsen Family Dental, Dr. Larsen will conduct a thorough examination to determine your eligibility for implants. There are several factors we consider at our Bountiful office before recommending surgery:
Save Money Long-Term
Many patients hesitate to consider dental implants because of the large upfront cost. If you need a more affordable treatment option, traditional bridges or dentures may be an option for you. However, Dr. Larsen typically recommends dental implants because they offer such significant health benefits.
Implants are the only tooth replacement option that actively protects your jaw and prevents tissue loss. With implants, you are less likely to need adjustments to your restoration over time, allowing you to save you money. In addition, maintaining the health of your jaw can help you avoid other oral health issues in the future.
State-of-the-Art Holistic Dentistry
At Larsen Family Dental, we have invested in a wide range of cutting-edge technology to improve your oral health and ensure optimal results. As a holistic dentist, Dr. Larsen understands the importance of integrating technological advancements into his practice.
Our Solea® Laser system, for example, can provide pain-free tissue removal, making your implant treatment more comfortable. We also use ozone therapy during many of our treatments to eradicate bacteria and improve the health of your smile.
After your implant placement procedure, it is normal to experience some minor bleeding, swelling, and discomfort. You may also notice some bruising. For the first few days, you should eat soft foods and take care when brushing your teeth. Dr. Larsen and our team will give you specific instructions on how to deal with post-operative symptoms.
Since it takes several months for your implants to fuse with the surrounding jaw tissue, we may give you a temporary restoration to wear during this time. Take care to drink alcohol in moderation and avoid smoking to facilitate successful integration.
Dental implants are unique because they allow you to replace every piece of your tooth from root to crown. Once your implants have healed and Dr. Larsen has attached the restoration, you can enjoy the benefits of an artificial tooth that looks, feels, and functions like your natural teeth.
You can care for your implant-supported restoration in the same way as other teeth with a few minor adjustments. Our team can show you the best tools and techniques for maintaining your oral hygiene long-term.
An Innovative Solution for Tooth Loss
For patients who have suffered bone recession but do not want to undergo a bone graft procedure, the All-on-4 treatment method can be an effective solution for replacing missing teeth on the lower arch.
Unlike traditional implant-supported dentures, the All-on-4 technique uses just four implants. The posts are placed at an angle to minimize the impact to surrounding tissue. As a result, patients can immediately receive a restoration during the same appointment.
More Information About Dental Implants
Tooth loss can affect more than just your overall appearance. The condition can also detract from your ability to smile with confidence, speak clearly, and eat the foods you love. Dental implants, small posts that are surgically embedded into the jawbone, are considered the gold standard in modern restorative dentistry. If you have lost one or more teeth due to gum disease, decay, or advancing age, implants placed at Larsen Family Dental can replace your lost tooth roots and serve as a secure foundation for a variety of custom-made prosthetics such as crowns, bridges, and dentures. To meet a range of needs, Dr. Larsen offers his patients the choice of both titanium and zirconia dental implants at practice in Bountiful.
Begin Your Restorative Care
Dental implants can be a significant investment in your oral health but we believe that all of our patients deserve access to this level of care. We are happy to accept CareCredit® financing, which allows you to pay for your treatment in fixed monthly installments. Contact us to learn more about dental implants and your candidacy for the procedure.
Larsen Family Dental
We are a holistic, family-oriented dental practice that uses the latest digital technology and conservative techniques to help patients of all ages reach healthier, more beautiful smiles. Dr. Paul C. Larsen is a member of several leading dental organizations, including the American Dental Association, the International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology, and the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists.
To schedule a dental visit for any member of your family, call our office at (801) 295-8881 or request an appointment online.
“Larsen Family Dental is the best! I wouldn’t go anywhere else. They are all very friendly and great to work with.” -Alison