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What Is the Best Way To Replace Missing Teeth?

Dr. Larsen explains the value of dental implants

Have you heard about dental implants? They are great! They are an amazing dental procedure that replaces missing teeth, and they are an awesome option for a number of reasons. First, they help you eat and chew just like normal, because the way they are placed makes them very much like actual teeth. But even though they act like natural teeth, they are made of a strong, safe substance that does not decay, which is the second big benefit. Third, dental implants look natural like a normal tooth.

We feel great recommending dental implants to patients because they are strong, sturdy and dependable. The procedure is quick and relatively painless (less painful than a root canal). Implants are the standard of care for replacing a missing tooth.

As a general dentist, I love placing dental implants. It is the best way to replace a missing tooth. An implant and a crown cannot get decay around them. Because they do not decay, they usually last many years and potentially the rest of your life. Originally, dental implants were an expensive procedure performed mostly by oral surgeons. The dental implant procedure today is a routine procedure, and with a general dentist placing the implant it is more affordable.

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Why Is It Important to Replace Missing Teeth?

When teeth are missing, the bone in that area dissolves. Usually this bone loss is irreversible. Implants keep the bone in that area from dissolving. The sooner an implant is placed the more the bone is preserved and the better the prognosis.

Sometimes when you replace a missing tooth, you are not able to eat the food you normally eat. With implants, you will be able to eat your favorite foods. If you are missing a tooth, come see me today to see if you are a candidate for a dental implant.

Dental Implant Special

For the Month of April, 2016:
Free implant consultation (including x-rays) and/or $200 off the dental implant, for no insurance and new patients only.

Cosmetic Dentistry: What to Consider for Your Procedure

There could be many reasons why a person would want to get a cosmetic dental procedure. Issues like yellowish teeth, misalignment, cracks, and missing teeth are just a few of the common problems that convince people to seek professional dental help.

With cosmetic dentistry, you can get access to simple treatments that could solve these issues and make significant improvements to your teeth’s appearance. However, it’s best to consider these points first before choosing your Highland dental clinic for a particular cosmetic procedure:


There are some cosmetic treatments that have become very affordable today. These include teeth whitening and dental veneers. But, there are also more expensive procedures such as dental implants and braces that may take a big chunk of your budget.

In order to have an easier time paying for the cost of your cosmetic treatment, look for a Highland dental clinic that has affordable rates or even better, an option to pay in installments or by credit card.


Dental technology has gone a long way. There are now procedures that can be completed in just one visit to your Alpine and Highland UT dentist. But, it is still best to consider a Highland dental clinic that is close or near your home or office so that you do not need to sit through long drives or commute in case your cosmetic procedure requires several sessions with your dentist.

Dentist’s Expertise

To really get the best cosmetic treatment, consider a dentist who has a solid experience in the particular procedure you’d like to take. For example, if it’s dental implants you want, then search for a dentist who has the right education, training, and experience in handling implant surgeries.

If you need further advice on your cosmetic dental treatment, please call Garon Larsen D.M.D. Advance Dentistry and Personal Care at 801-756-4440. The clinic of Dr. Larsen has been providing expert cosmetic dental and preventive care services for many patients in Utah.

I’m Embarrassed to Smile

Cosmetic Dentistry in Alpine, UT

It’s hard to smile when your teeth are missing, stained or damaged. Even if your mouth is healthy, crowded teeth and poor bite can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. If you’re tired of hiding your smile behind your hand, top Alpine dentist, Dr. Garon Larsen, can help. Dr. Larsen offers several solutions to damaged teeth or teeth that could use a little touch-up. Our comprehensive dental services include in-office bleaching, veneers, tooth-colored fillings, Invisalign and dental implants.

In-Office Bleaching

Stained teeth can be caused by tobacco smoking, too much coffee or wine and certain medications. Dr. Larsen restores your teeth brightness with safe and effective in-office teeth bleaching. We use Opalescence Boost to whiten your teeth dramatically in just one session, without teeth sensitivity. Opalescence Boost is recommended if you want immediate and guaranteed results.

Tooth-Colored Restorations

Our tooth-colored and metal-free restorations are the ultimate in function and aesthetics. Tooth-colored fillings blend in with the rest of your teeth, and they are also mercury-free. Metal-free crowns offer the best aesthetics and are ideal for patients with metal allergies. Dr. Larsen also performs safe removal and replacement of old metal crowns and fillings.

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are thin facings that are bonded to the tooth’s surface. Our durable porcelain veneers hide major imperfections like discoloration, gaps, chips and cracks. Porcelain veneers can be matched to the color and appearance of your teeth for the most natural look.

Smile Makeovers

Whether you need a full mouth reconstruction involving a series of procedures or a quick touch-up and teeth bleaching, your dentist in Alpine has everything you need. Our goal is to give you not just beautiful teeth, but a healthy, confident smile that lasts for a lifetime.

Get a smile makeover today at Alpine Dental Care. Call 801-756-4440 to schedule a consultation or make an appointment online.