Here at NuSmyle Dental, we are proud to offer dental implants to our patients.

Just Like Natural Teeth

Dental implants look and feel just like natural teeth. Unlike dentures, dental implants allow you to chew food and enjoy meals comfortably. Dental implants protect against bone and gum degeneration, and there is never any slippage, or need to worry about embarrassing moments in front of colleagues, friends or family.

Edwin S. Hurst has been practicing dentistry in Logan, Utah since 1984. He has been placing and restoring implants for over 27 years now. In this time working with dental implants, Dr. Hurst has nothing but positive thoughts towards dental implants for missing teeth; saying “It is a great service we can deliver as dentists to the public.”

Whether you have lost a tooth due to dental disease, injury, or extraction, you may be considering one or more dental implants. Implants can be a much better choice than either dentures or bridges, because they are permanent. At NüSmyle Dental, our staff is well trained in the latest dental implant procedures, and we can quickly and efficiently have your smile looking better than ever.

Dental implants have been in successful use since the 1970’s, and have been increasing in predictability ever since. They are certainly one of the most predictable procedures in dentistry, approaching nearly 100% success! One of the keys to success is choosing a qualified dentist with proper training in implant placement. Dr. Hurst your Logan Utah Dentist has over 26 years of dental implant experience and over 500 hours of continuing education in dental implants. He has obtained the Associate Fellow Award by the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, making Dr. Hurst one of the only two practicing dentists in all of Utah to have this award.

Our goal
…to give our patients smiles which they can be proud of. If you have missing teeth, you may need dental implants. We don’t want you to suffer from a smile that embarrasses you.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Besides appearance, dental implants are needed for good dental health. Food, plaque, and bacteria will build up wherever you are missing teeth. This buildup can be really hard to clean, so you may end up developing cavities and other dental problems.

Dental implants have many other benefits too. It is easier to eat with them. Also, many people find that their speech is much better.

How Dental Implants Work

Dental implants are used to replace your teeth roots. They act as roots (and a base) for permanent teeth that will be placed later. Without implants, your artificial teeth will be weak, and you may end up losing them.

When done correctly and cared for properly, dental implants can last a patient’s whole life. It is still important to brush your teeth, floss, and use mouthwash with implants. It is also important to maintain routine dental checkups to ensure your mouth is still healthy.

If you have any questions about dental implants or how we can help your smile, feel free to contact us today at (435) 752-4533.

Benefits of Dental Implants

One of the primary benefits of dental implants is simply that a missing tooth is replaced. Missing teeth can make us appear older than we are and be cosmetically unappealing.

Missing teeth can be detrimental and damaging to overall dental health. A missing tooth exposes gums and creates the increased possibility of infection and abscess in the gums.

Additionally, the longer a tooth is missing, the more likelihood that the bone of the jaw will be damaged. Once a tooth is removed, regardless of the cause, the bone where that tooth was located begins to dissolve and soften. This is a natural occurrence, but it also affects the surrounding teeth, which may begin to tilt or shift as the surrounding bone changes, potentially leading to further tooth loss.

Another benefit of dental implants is improved diet. Approximately 30% of people with dentures eat primarily soft foods and almost half of denture wearers avoid specific foods that are challenging to chew or bite into. Dental implants, because they are permanently attached to the jaw, alleviate these problems, allowing users to eat healthier diets with a wide variety of food choices.

Dental Implants Sinus Graft

Your sinuses are behind your cheeks and on top of the upper teeth. Sinuses are empty spaces that have nothing at all in them. Some of the roots of your natural upper teeth extend up into the maxillary sinuses. When these upper teeth are removed, there is often just a thin wall of bone separating the maxillary sinus and the mouth. Dental implants need bone to hold them in place, so when the sinus wall is very thin, it is impossible to place dental implants in this bone.

The solution is called a sinus graft or sinus lift. The sinus membrane is lifted upward and donor bone is inserted into the floor of the sinus. Remember, the floor of the sinus is the roof of the upper jaw. After several months of healing, the bone becomes part of your jaw and dental implants can be inserted and stabilized in this new sinus bone.

Testimonials

“I am pleased with the professional and meticulous dental care that Dr. Ed Hurst has provided me and my family. After having a bridge for about 15 years, I embraced Dr. Hurst’s recommendation of an implant. I am extremely happy with the results and have not experienced any negative side effects. I can honestly say I am more confident in my smile. I have recommended Dr. Hurst to family and friends in the past and will enthusiastically continue to do so.”

-Joni Miller

“Dr. Hurst is an extraordinarily talented and skilled dentist. He did an amazing job of reconstructing several of my teeth, inserting and implant, and fitting a partial… all to provide me with the benefit of good health. The process took approximately 11 months, and I was so impressed not only with Dr. Hurst’s ability, but with the assistance of the office manager and the skills of the technicians. This was a pleasant and rewarding experience for me.”

-Glenda Cole

” Dr. Hurst has provided me a highly professional service while performing numerous dental procedures. I have been impressed with his attention to detail and a willingness to put forth extra effort to see that the end results are most satisfactory.”

-James Carlson

“I have been a patient of Dr. Hurst’s for many years and a patient of his father’s before that. I have needed quite a lot of dental work over the years and he has always done top notch work, using the latest technology. I am very happy with the dental service I have had from Dr. Hurst and his staff. They are a happy group, always courteous and always professional.”

-Jr. Miller