Implants Specialist

Dental After Hours

David Flynn, DDS

Dentist located in Bountiful, UT

Missing teeth are more than just an eyesore — they can actually do a significant amount of damage to your overall oral health. At Dental After Hours in Bountiful, Utah, David Flynn, DDS, replaces his patients’ missing teeth with high-quality, state-of-the-art dental implants. To learn more about how Dr. Flynn can renew your smile with this modern technology, schedule a visit today by calling the office or booking a visit online.

Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are an incredibly advanced solution for replacing missing teeth. They’re small, titanium posts that are surgically implanted in your jawbone, where they work like artificial tooth roots.

Your body doesn’t recognize titanium as a foreign substance, so your jawbone actually fuses with the dental implant, providing all of the same health benefits as a natural tooth root and serving as a sturdy foundation on top of which Dr. Flynn can affix a crown, bridge, or dentures.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants are a safe and effective tooth replacement option. They:

  • Look, feel, and function just like natural teeth
  • Can be cleaned like your natural teeth
  • Don't slip around in your mouth (unlike dentures)
  • Don’t require the removal of enamel (unlike bridges)
  • Hold your other teeth in their proper alignment

Dental implants also stimulate your jawbone, thereby preserving the integrity of your jaw and preventing bone loss. Replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant is almost like having your natural tooth spontaneously grow back.

What’s the process for getting dental implants?

First, Dr. Flynn gently makes an incision in your gum and drills a small hole in your jawbone. He inserts the implant directly into your bone socket, stitches up your incision, and sends you home to heal. 

Your implant fuses with your jawbone over the next few months, at which point you come back to get your abutment. Your abutment is a small post that connects to your implants, sticks up and out from your gumline, and holds your restoration. 

As soon as you’ve healed from your abutment placement, Dr. Flynn takes an impression of your mouth that’s used to fabricate your crown, bridge, or permanent dentures, then seals your restoration in place with dental cement. You’ll leave the office with a smile that looks and feels like it was never missing a tooth in the first place.

Don’t wait any longer to give yourself a full and healthy smile. Schedule your implant consultation today by calling the office of Dental After Hours or booking a visit online.