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Dental Implants

If you are living with tooth loss, you likely feel self-conscious about smiling and may experience discomfort while eating and speaking. 

Brian K. Tavoian can replace missing teeth and improve your confidence with dental implants, the most natural-feeling restorative solution. 

Find out why dental implants are the best option for our patients in the greater Cedar City, UT, region.

The Next Best Thing to Natural Teeth

Dental implants are an advanced form of restorative dentistry designed to mimic the function and feel of your real teeth. They are made up of the titanium post, the abutment, and the restoration. This multi-component structure ensures maximum stability for your replacement tooth or teeth while protecting your oral structures and bone tissue. 
Illustration of dental implant process showing the implants place in the jawbone, an abutment attached to the implant, and a crown secured to the abutment

Tooth Loss Is Nothing to Be Ashamed About

While many patients of our Cedar City dental practice feel embarrassed about tooth loss, it is actually fairly common.

Infographic stating that Adults lose an average of 7 teeth by the age of 64

Change Your Life With Implants

If you are missing teeth, it is time to consider restoration with dental implants. Dr. Tavoian is here to provide the best treatment options so you can enjoy life once again with a full, healthy smile.

Our practice takes advantage of the latest tools and technology to provide safe treatment and successful implant results. Get started today by scheduling a consultation at our dental practice in Cedar City, UT. You can reach us online or by calling:

(435) 586-0123

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"I have never received more kind and thorough care!" 5-Star Reviews

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Lani Love

2020

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From Barb at the front desk, to every hygienist, to Dr.Tavioan himself I have never received more kind and thorough care! I actually had fun at this dentist visit :) Thanks to ya'll for taking such great care of me and giving me so many reasons to smile. I am amazed!!

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Caitlyn McCoy

2020

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The only dentist I go to. Ever. I live 4 hours away and still drive there just because of how professional, clean and kind everybody is there. Brian is great with calming down my anxiety as well.

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Explore Your Implant Candidacy

​If you are missing one or more teeth, you may be a candidate for dental implants. However, you must meet certain qualifications before undergoing the procedure. Some factors we take into consideration include:

Gum Tissue

One of the most important qualifying factors for dental implants is healthy gums. Patients with gum disease can receive periodontal treatment, such as scaling and root planing, at our office to restore oral health prior to implant placement. 

Bone Density

Since implants rely on bone tissue for support, you must have sufficient jawbone density to qualify for treatment. Without the roots of a healthy tooth, your jawbone will diminish over time, causing bone recession in many patients with missing teeth. A preparatory bone graft or sinus lift to supplement your jawbone tissues can restore your candidacy.

Overall Health

Certain other health concerns, such as uncontrolled diabetes, autoimmune disorders, and smoking, can disqualify patients from dental implant treatment. Please go over your medical history with our dentist to ensure you are healthy enough for surgery and have a good chance of success with implants. 

Your Dental Implant Treatment Timeline

While each patient's timeline will look slightly different, here are the main steps of implant treatment at our Cedar City dental practice:
 
We offer same-day prosthetics created in-house with CEREC technology and more complex restorations with the help of special technicians at our trusted dental lab.
We offer same-day prosthetics created in-house with CEREC technology and more complex restorations with the help of special technicians at our trusted dental lab.

Planning

We start by carefully planning your implant surgery to maximize the precision and chances of success. Using detailed scans of your smile, Dr. Tavoian identifies the optimal location for each implant and creates your custom surgical guides. Patients missing one tooth will need a single implant, while complete tooth loss may require six or more. 

Implantation

Next, we schedule the procedure to place the titanium dental implants. We begin by administering anesthesia to prevent you from feeling the surgery. Dr. Tavoiana also offers several types of sedation dentistry, including oral conscious, and intravenous (IV) sedatives. Once you are comfortable, we make small incisions in the gums and strategically place the required implant posts.

Osseointegration

Over the next few months, the titanium posts fuse with the jawbone in a process known as osseointegration. Our dentist will check up on you during this period to assess your recovery and determine when you are ready for abutments. 

Abutments

Once your jaw has healed, we will schedule your appointment to place abutments. During this minor procedure, Dr.  Tavoian attaches small screw-like components to each post that will secure your implant-supported restoration.

Prosthetic Design

Depending on the type of restoration, you may qualify for a same-day prosthetic created produced in-house with CEREC® technology. However, we typically make more complex restorations like dentures with the help of special technicians at our trusted dental lab.

Permanent Restoration 

During your last appointment, we will attach your permanent crown, bridge, or denture. After making any necessary adjustments to the prosthetic, your treatment is complete and you can return to your normal routine. 

Cost of Dental Implants

While it is impossible to determine your exact treatment costs without first examining your smile, dental implants are generally more expensive than traditional tooth replacement options. If budget is your primary concern, you might want to consider removable dentures or traditional crowns and bridges. However, if you care more about the quality of your results, dental implants are undoubtedly the best method. 

Long-Term Value

It is also important to consider the long-term savings of dental implants. By replacing the underlying roots of your tooth, implants can prevent serious oral health problems and future costly restorative procedures. Furthermore, implant-supported restorations last longer than traditional prosthetics and will need fewer replacements over the course of a lifetime.

Our Cedar City practice offers flexible financing through CareCredit® to reduce your initial out-of-pocket expenses and make treatment more affordable.

"Dr. Brian Tavoian and his staff are awesome. I have been seeing Dr. Brian ever since he began his practice here in Cedar City many years ago. His staff are amazing and so kind and very accommodating. I have had some pretty tough procedures over the years and was always made comfortable and assured that all would be well. This dental office is great. I love ❤️ them all." Dianne Werber, 5-Star Review
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Brian K. Tavoian, DDS, PC

Dr. Brian Tavoian, also known as the Smile Doctor, has been providing exceptional dental care to families in Cedar City, UT, since 1992. Our patients recommend us because of our:

  • Flexible financing options
  • Comfortable sedation
  • State-of-the-art technology

To request an appointment, please contact us online or call (435) 586-0123.

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