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Restoring Your Smile with Dental Implants in St. George

Durable Replacements for Missing or Damaged Teeth

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Welcome to Red Hills Dental, where your smile’s perfection is our mission. Dr. Matthew Bergman and our dedicated team are excited to introduce you to our premier service: Dental Implants.

Embark on a journey to a complete, confident smile with our Dental Implants. At Red Hills Dental, we understand the profound impact a healthy smile has on your overall well-being.

What are dental implants?

Dental Implants are state-of-the-art replacements for missing teeth. Comprised of a titanium post and a natural-looking crown, implants provide a durable, permanent solution that mirrors the look and feel of natural teeth. Dental implants are tooth replacements that consist of three parts: the implant post, the abutment, and the restoration. The implant post acts as the tooth root. It is shaped like a tapered post and is threaded like a screw to provide stability when placed into the jawbone. When the implant post is placed, the bone grows onto the implant surface and fuses to provide an extremely strong and long lasting bond. The abutment is a piece that screws into the implant post. The abutment is a transition between the implant post in the bone and the tooth above the gums. There are two types of abutments: Stock and Custom. Stock abutments come from the factory ready to be used. Custom abutments are shaped and molded to fit individual needs. The abutment shapes the gums and is a base for the future tooth. The tooth replacement is called a restoration. The restoration is often times a crown or cap; however, it can be a bridge across two implants or an entire set of teeth on four or more implants. Restorations are designed to look, feel, and act like healthy and natural teeth. All restorations are custom made for each patient.

Benefits of Dental Implants

  • Natural Aesthetics: Achieve a seamless, natural-looking smile.
  • Enhanced Functionality: Enjoy the ability to eat, speak, and laugh with confidence.
  • Preserved Jawbone: Prevent bone loss and maintain facial structure.
  • Long-Term Solution: Implants are a durable and lasting dental restoration.

How It Benefits You

Our patient-centric approach to Dental Implants focuses on:

  • Comprehensive Consultation: Thorough assessment to determine candidacy.
  • Customized Treatment Plans: Tailored solutions for your unique oral health needs.
  • Life-Changing Transformations: Witness a significant improvement in your overall quality of life.

How do dental implants work?

Osseointegration is the scientific term to describe the bone fusing to the titanium surface. Osseointegration creates a permanent, immovable structure to support the repetitive beating that the teeth take from chewing, clenching and grinding. Implants offer multiple benefits as compared to other forms of treatment because they osseointegrate to the jawbone. Like the foundation of a house, dental implants provide a secure, long lasting solution to support your smile.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine explains that.…”Bones are strengthened by physical stimulus. For your jawbone, that includes the force exerted on your jaws by chewing and biting…. When a tooth is missing, the bone loses its stimulus in that spot and your body begins signaling osteoclasts to break down the jawbone.”

Implants stimulate the bone to restore the balance of natural bone production and density. Bone grafting at the time of tooth extraction can maintain the bone until the socket is ready for implant placement. Without implant placement or bone grafting, at least 50% of bone width and height can be lost. An average, 25% of bone is lost in the first year after an extraction. Clinically, more aggressive cases of bone loss are seen routinely.

Dental implants restore stimulation that is needed for jawbones to stay healthy and full. Without implant placement, bone grafts can start to lose volume after 12 months. Maintaining bone prevents the collapse of facial features. These characteristics can be defined by sagging and sunken in facial features and a prematurely aged appearance. Dental implants provide the jawbone with support and stimulation to combat the collapse of facial features. Implant supported restorations also provide support to lips, skin, and cheek muscles. Teeth on implants also prevent the remaining teeth from moving and help to limit problems with chewing, speech, and spacing. This promotes physical and emotional well-being.

The Number of Implants

How many teeth are being replaced? Do you want teeth that are removable or fixed in place? How much bone loss is present? Are you a 250 pound broad-shouldered male or a 110 pound slimly built female? In order to determine the number of implants, multiple factors are considered. Most of the time, single missing teeth only need one implant to replace them. By extension, multiple missing teeth often need multiple implants. One size does not fit all. There are four types of restorations common with dental implants: 1) A crown or cap that replaces a single tooth 2) A bridge that replaces two or three teeth with two dental implants 3) A denture or partial denture retained by at least two dental implants 4) Last, a full-arch of teeth that is permanently fixed to implants. Fixed implant supported teeth to replace a full-arch requires AT LEAST 4 implants but is always better with more.

Implant supported full-arch restorations have been marketed by Nobel Biocare under the trademarked All-on-4® treatment. Nobel has made millions and millions with this venture. However, All-on-4® is not the best long-term treatment for most people. All-on-4® is only advised when placement of an adequate number of implants is not possible. A minimum of 5 implants in the lower jaw and 6 in the upper jaw is widely considered acceptable for a fixed set of teeth.

When it comes to replacing teeth, our team believes in providing implant-supported restorations of the highest quality. We work closely with trusted local labs that use name-brand materials known for their longevity and ability to mimic natural teeth.

When necessary or insisted upon by you, we use the All-on-4® method to replace a complete arch of teeth. This uses a set of dentures custom made to your mouth. The four implants are permanently attached to your denture on either the upper or lower jaw, or both. The denture used for All-on-4® is different than a traditional denture because it attaches to implants. It is called a hybrid denture. For this reason, your existing denture cannot be used for your final teeth with the All-on-4® method.

Implant Related Procedures

Our implant dentist in St George, Dr. Bergman, is well-versed in implant-related procedures. He is an Associate Fellow with the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and is credentialed with the ICOI Mastership from the International Congress of Oral Implantology. Dr. Bergman can perform bone grafting, sinus lifts, and soft tissue procedures so you can enjoy a restored smile with dental implant therapy. These procedures help to restore the jawbone to a healthy and strong structure to support dental implants.

Bone grafting uses methods and materials to allow your own bone grow into a predetermined space. Bone grafting is necessary to maintain or rebuild jawbone for dental implant treatment. When teeth are not replaced, the jawbone shrinks and weakens. Over time, more than 50% of the jawbone height and width can be lost. As the bone shrinks, there may not be enough strength or density to support dental implants without help. A bone graft adds new bone material to build up density and volume. Grafting procedures encourage regrowth so your implants can fuse properly, increasing the chance for successful treatment.

There are a few instances when a sinus lift is necessary: 1) Bone loss from gum disease 2) Lost back teeth in the upper jaw 3) Oversized sinus space. When back teeth in the upper jaw are lost, the sinus space grows. This growth is called pneumatization. When the sinus pneumatizes, there is not enough space for dental implants. Our St George implant dentist can diagnose and treat the underlying cause of bone loss with a sinus lift. To make room for bone in the sinus, the sinus membrane is lifted or moved upward which give the treatment its name. It is also called a sinus augmentation. There are scientifically supported methods and materials that Dr. Bergman uses to give you the best results to restore your smile.

Are dental implants right for you?

There are many causes of tooth loss, like decay, infection, trauma, gum disease, fracture and old age. Regardless of the reason, dental implants can provide a miraculous restoration of function and esthetics to your mouth and face. At Red Hills Dental, Dr. Matthew Bergman provides complete dental implant treatment, including surgery and restoration. Dr. Bergman is a Board Certified Implant Expert with the American Board of Implant Dentistry.

Along with the dental implants, we provide supporting procedures to facilitate long-lasting, beautiful, and functional smiles. Among the procedures available at Red Hills Dental are tooth removals, bone grafts, guided tissue regeneration, sinus lifts, block grafts, and osseous recontouring. These procedures help restore the gums and jawbone to their proper form. They also strengthen and enlarge the jawbone for implant placement. Because we use the best tested methods and materials, we can provide you with continually reliable, esthetic results.

Regardless of whether you’re missing one tooth or many, we can rebuild and restore your smile completely. We proudly serve the dental implant needs of individuals throughout St. George, Washington, and Santa Clara. Contact Dr. Matthew Bergman and his Red Hills Dental team today to schedule your consultation!

Consider Dental Implants if you:

  • Have one or more missing teeth
  • Want a permanent and reliable tooth replacement
  • Desire a restoration that closely resembles natural teeth

Consult with Dr. Matthew Bergman to explore the possibilities of Dental Implants for your unique situation.

Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

The short answer is YES! Almost all people are good candidates for dental implants. According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, there are 4 important requirements for you to fulfill: 1) Good Medical Health 2) Good Oral Health 3) An Understanding Mindset and 4) A Commitment to Oral Hygiene. The mouth and body must be relatively healthy. Anything that impairs healing can affect the outcome of dental implant treatment. Most importantly, the bone needs to be strong and free of disease. Factors like gum disease, diabetes, medications, and osteoporosis need to be brought up and discussed with Dr. Bergman before beginning treatment. Almost all factors that negatively affect dental implant success can be adjusted to provide life-long, positive results. At Red Hills Dental, we are in the business of giving you the best and longest lasting smile.

If a tooth has been lost for a long time, the jawbone collapses and becomes weaker. The sinus even expands without upper teeth. Thankfully, there is hope for restoration of your smile. Our St. George implant dentist performs bone grafts and sinus lifts to increase your chances of success, build up new bone, and make it possible to get your smile back.

Free Dental Implant Consultation

Embark on your journey to a confident and complete smile with a Free Dental Implant Consultation at Red Hills Dental. Dr. Matthew Bergman and our experienced team are eager to assess your unique needs, discuss treatment options, and answer any questions you may have about dental implants.

Why choose our free consultation:

  • Expert Guidance: Benefit from the expertise of Dr. Bergman, a board certified expert in implant dentistry with over 15 years of experience.
  • Personalized Solutions: Receive a customized treatment plan tailored to your individual oral health and aesthetic goals.
  • Transparent Discussion: Explore the implant process, understand associated costs, and discuss any concerns during an open and informative consultation.

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Take the first step toward a lasting and confident smile by scheduling your complimentary dental implant consultation. Click the button below or call us at 435-215-4805 to reserve your appointment.

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Red Hills Dental gave me back my confidence with Dental Implants. Dr. Bergman and his team are true experts in their craft!

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Is the implant procedure painful?

Our team prioritizes your comfort. Local anesthesia ensures a pain-free experience during the procedure.

How long does the implant process take?

Timelines vary, but our team provides a clear roadmap, ensuring you are well-informed at every step.

Are dental implants suitable for everyone?

While most individuals are candidates, a consultation with Dr. Matthew Bergman will determine the best course of action for you.

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Ready to rediscover the joy of a complete smile? Schedule your Dental Implants consultation with Dr. Matthew Bergman today. Your path to a confident, functional smile begins here!

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