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Dental Implants

Missing teeth are not only difficult to deal with, but can leave you feeling embarrassed and uncomfortable.

Dental implants offer a secure and durable path to restoring a missing tooth from the root to the crown.

The team at Utah Oral Surgeons in Price, American Fork, and Provo, UT, provides some of the best implant care in the state. Can we help you?

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​The Benefits of Dental Implants

Last for Decades

If you follow your dentist's recommendations and practice good dental habits, dental implants have the potential to last for decades. While the restoration attached to the implants will eventually require replacement, the implant itself can last the rest of your life.

Don't Slip and Slide

Patients often complain about traditional dentures and bridges because they have the risk of coming loose, changing positions, and even falling out. In contrast, dental implants fuse directly with your jawbone, so there is little chance of them becoming loose.

Retain Jawbone Strength

When you lose a tooth, your jawbone can begin to atrophy where the tooth root used to be. This can lead to impaired bite strength and distorted facial features. Fortunately, dental implants replace the natural tooth roots and fuse with the jawbone, so the bone receives the support it needs to stay strong.

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Julia Jones

2020

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Best doctor to ever have. He made my face look beautiful again and has taken such good care of my mouth. I have nothing but good things to say about him and his office!

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Sharra Call

2020

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Dr McBee explained everything, gave us opportunities to ask questions. He was polite and friendly. The procedure was quick, staff and nurses friendly. Overall great experience

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What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are titanium rods that replace tooth roots. An oral surgeon surgically places implants through the gums and into the jawbone. The medical titanium is able to fuse with the jawbone, allowing the implant to replicate the function of a natural tooth root. Once securely fused with the jaw, implants can support restorations like dentures, bridges, or crowns. Because of their durability and longevity, dental implants are generally considered by the dental community to be the best available treatment for restoring missing teeth.

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​Dental Implants Experts Schedule Your Free Consultation

At Utah Oral Surgeons in Provo, American Fork, and Price, Drs. Crawford and McBee are among the most experienced implant surgeons in the entire state. As highly-trained oral and maxillofacial surgeons, our team is better equipped to perform implant surgery than a doctor trained in only general dentistry. Furthermore, our state-of-the-art facilities provide an ideal environment for achieving great results with dental implants.

To see if dental implants are right for you, we offer free implant consultations. You can request your free consultation at any of our three offices right now by filling out our online form or calling:

(801) 375-4707

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During your consultation, our team can answer any questions you may have about how dental implants can improve your quality of life.

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Jared Miller

2019

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Dr. Mcbee did a fantastic job. I can't recommend him enough. Office and staff were great. If your looking for a experienced surgeon that does a great job look no further.

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Sherri Limon

2019

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The service was amazing. I suffer from anxiety and everyone treated me well and helped me relax. The Dr was excellent. I recommend this clinic.

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Paying for Implants Special Discounts and Flexible Financing

Implants may seem pricey, but they are a worthwhile investment in your overall quality of life. At Utah Oral Surgeons, we can offer discounts to patients who pay for their treatment upfront. We also work with CareCredit®, a third-party lender that can help you reduce out-of-pocket expenses. This flexible financing option allows you to spread the cost of treatment over an affordable monthly payment plan.

CareCredit offers special financing options to meet your individual budget. For those that qualify, shorter-term financing options from six to 24 months can feature no interest charges. Long-term financing can extend up to 60 months, allowing patients to get the treatment they deserve without having to wait.

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Restore form and function to your smile with dental implants.

State-of-the-Art Care

At Utah Oral Surgeons, we are focused on providing our patients with the best possible results. In order to do so, our offices are equipped with the latest technological innovations in modern dentistry. These tools allow our doctors to accurately plan your treatment so that you can enjoy the many benefits of a restored smile. The advanced equipment used by our doctors includes:

3D Cone Beam Imaging

Proper implant placement is crucial to the success of your treatment. Our advanced cone beam scanner produces three-dimensional images of your mouth structure, including teeth, soft tissues, bone, and nerve pathways. With these images, our surgeons can precisely determine the best location to place the titanium implants, ensuring your restoration will be strong and secure. 

Digital Impressions

To ensure we have the most detailed images before planning your treatment, our doctors use 3D intraoral scanning technology to create a complete model of your mouth. Far more accurate and far less messy than traditional dental molds, digital impressions allow our team or your primary dentist to create incredibly lifelike restorations that blend seamlessly with your smile.

The Timeline of Dental Implant Treatment

The process of receiving dental implants is a relatively long one from start to finish, but patients agree that the end result is more than worth it. An entire treatment plan usually lasts around four to six months. Treatment is broken down into several stages: 
We can work closely with your dentist to ensure you receive excellent care throughout the treatment timeline.
We can work closely with your dentist to ensure you receive excellent care throughout the treatment timeline.

Consultation

Come into one of our offices in Provo, Price, or American Fork, UT, for a free consultation. Our surgeons and their dental team will examine your smile, ask about your goals, and develop a treatment plan with you.

Implant Placement

Either Dr. Crawford or Dr. McBee will conduct your implant placement surgery. They will make small incisions in your gums, place the titanium implants through the incisions, and then stitch the incisions shut.

First Healing Period

After the implant placement surgery, it takes about four to six months for the implants to fuse with bone (this process is known as osseointegration). During this time, a temporary restoration can go over the implant so you maintain a natural appearance.

Abutment Placement

Once the implant has securely fused with the jaw, one of our surgeons will attach a small connector known as an abutment to the implant.

Second Healing Period

Most patients require a second, shorter healing period of a few weeks for the gums to heal around the abutments.

Restoration Attachment

Finally, our surgeons or your dentist will attach your dental crown, dental bridge, or denture to the abutments. You will have a restored smile that you can be proud to share.

Schedule a Free Implant Consultation

If your smile is compromised by missing teeth, dental implants can restore your bite strength and your confidence. We invite you to schedule a consultation today so our expert surgeons can examine your mouth and develop a personalized treatment plan for you.

To schedule a free implant consultation at one of our three offices serving Provo, American Fork, and Price, UT, contact us online or call: 

(801) 375-4707

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"Friendly and Professional"

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Devon Call

2017

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I often refer my patients to this office and they consistently are treated very well.  Their Dr.s and Team are friendly and professional.  Thanks for always taking such great care of our patients!

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Deanna Rainey

2017

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Friendly front desk Staff :) I also was able to meet Dr. McBee personally to discuss my situation and he was equally friendly. Thank you.

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​Qualifications for Dental Implants

During an initial consultation at one of our practice locations in Provo, Price, or American Fork, UT, our surgeons will determine if you are a strong candidate for implant placement. Several factors can affect your candidacy, including:

Smoking

Because smoking reduces your body's ability to heal, it can undermine your candidacy for many types of oral surgery. In the case of dental implants, smoking increases the risk of implant failure. If you are a smoker interested in implant treatment, you should quit several months ahead of surgery.

Low Bone Density

If your jawbone has atrophied to an extreme degree, it may be too weak to support dental implants. However, patients with low bone density can restore their candidacy by undergoing bone grafting treatment.

Periodontal Disease

If you have gum disease, periodontal therapy will be necessary before your gums are able to undergo implant placement. This will ensure the best possible chance of success for your treatment. 

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Stop hiding your smile and begin enjoying life again with dental implants.
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Utah Oral Surgeons

Gary L. Crawford and William L. McBee are board-certified oral surgeons specializing in wisdom tooth extraction and dental implants. Our surgeons are affiliated with a number of prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American College of Dentists
  • Utah Dental Association

To schedule an appointment, contact us online or call 801-375-4707 today.

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