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Dental Implants
Placement of dental implants is usually a simple process. Using the most recent advances in implant technology and surgical technique, Dr. Viehweg and staff are able to simplify the process as much as possible. Our end goal is to complete the treatment in the fewest number of appointments, ideally with just one procedure. In most situations, the implant can be placed at the same time the tooth is extracted. Since your comfort and pleasant experience is our focus, the procedure is performed with both Local and Intravenous Anesthesia.

Dr. Viehweg performs in-office implant surgery with a specifically prepared surgical environment and setup to ensure the highest level of sterility. Inpatient hospital implant surgery is for arranged for patients who have special medical or anesthetic needs or for those who need extensive bone grafting.

Placement of the implant requires creation of a small opening in the bone in which the implant will be placed. Once the implants have been placed there is a period of time allowed for the implant to “fuse” with your jawbone. This usually takes between 3 and 6 months. During this time of healing, temporary teeth can be fabricated and placed in your mouth to maintain your normal appearance. In most circumstances, particularly with front teeth, we are able to place the temporary teeth immediately so you do not have to go without teeth for any period of time. Many times, a tooth can be extracted, implant placed, and temporary tooth delivered in under an hour.
"THE BEST ORAL AND FACIAL SURGEON YOU WILL FIND!"
"Dr. Viehweg and his staff are truly the most caring, trustworthy, and knowledgable office you will find . I have managed dental offices in Lehi and Cedar Hills for the last 13 years, and have referred hundreds of patients to Dr. Viehweg, People 5 to 85 years old in need of extractions, jaw surgery, facial reconstruction and dental implants. I have been amazed at his skill and ability with anything from wisdom teeth to facial trauma. Recently my little boy fell on his skateboard and had a rock stuck in his cheek. Dr. Viehweg not only took immediate care of him, but now that he is healed, there is NO scar. I have also fallen and needed 2 dental implants in my front teeth, now that my implants are complete you would never even know that they are not my natural teeth! If you are looking for the BEST surgeon for your family, Dr. Viehweg is the one! Thanks for everything!
- Callie Ward
Placement of the implant requires creation of a small opening in the bone in which the implant will be placed. Once the implants have been placed there is a period of time allowed for the implant to “fuse” with your jawbone. This usually takes between 3 and 6 months. During this time of healing, temporary teeth can be fabricated and placed in your mouth to maintain your normal appearance. In most circumstances, particularly with front teeth, we are able to place the temporary teeth immediately so you do not have to go without teeth for any period of time. Many times, a tooth can be extracted, implant placed, and temporary tooth delivered in under an hour.

After the implant has integrated with the jawbone, the restorative phase begins. Dental Implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist or prosthodontist. While Dr. Viehweg performs the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary, the restorative dentist or prosthodontist fits and makes the permanent prosthesis.

If you know you need dental implants or simply have questions about the process, contact the office today to schedule a personal consultation!


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*Disclaimer: results are not guaranteed, may not be permanent, and can vary per individual. All testimonials are from actual patients.