Dental implants are an excellent long-term tooth replacement option. They permanently replace teeth, have a natural feel and help stabilize jawbone health. Those who are missing multiple teeth may not want to commit their time and resources to so many dental implants. Those who have already experienced some reduction of the jaw bone might not be able to replace all their missing teeth with implants without a bone graft. But now, All-on-4® dental implants can replace up to a full arch of teeth using only four implants, even in the presence of bone loss. This lets Dr. Daren Larsen and Dr. Josh Haslem choose the areas where the bone is strongest to secure your new dental prosthesis.
After an initial consultation where Dr. Larsen or Dr. Haslem will discuss your tooth replacement options with you, the process of getting your personalized All-on-4® dental implants is rather easy and leaves you with functioning, beautiful teeth. First, we will surgically place four titanium implants at places where your jawbone is strong. You will be fitted with a specially-made, but temporary prosthesis, which will replace your missing teeth while the implants bond with your jawbone—a process called osseointegration. After three to six months, your dentist will replace the temporary prosthesis with your new, permanent replacement teeth.
Dr. Daren Larsen and Dr. Josh Haslem provide family dental care in Vernal, UT. We are proud to practice implant dentistry and to offer All-on-4® dental implants to serve our patients who suffer from missing teeth. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.