BY RYAN SPELTS
Your smile can define you. When someone faces loosing their teeth due to disease or trauma, it can be a very concerning situation. Many lose their confidence and quit smiling altogether. Nearly 15 years ago, when Dr. Aaron T. Ward graduated from dental school, he had decided to specialize in periodontics. This specialty focuses on dental implant surgery and the treatment of periodontal diseases around dental implants and natural teeth. In essence, Dr. Ward understood the impact of losing teeth on the lives of those he treated and wanted to provide the best option to replacing teeth when saving them was not possible.
While keeping your natural teeth is the best option, implants are the next best option for those whose natural teeth are falling apart and can no longer save them. In the past, loose and embarrassing dentures were the only option for replacing all your teeth. Then came implants, and the technology rapidly evolved for several decades. Today, Dr. Ward specializes in All-on-Four® implants, which is a technique that replaces all of a person’s top or bottom teeth in just one day. The new teeth look amazing and aren’t loose like dentures. This has become a very popular option because it is much more comfortable and easier for patients to adapt to their new teeth as compared to dentures.
Today, tooth decay and gum disease are as prevalent as ever. With many of the prescribed medications leading to dry mouth which leads to rampant tooth decay, many individuals are finding it difficult to avoid costly dental problems. Although the cost of All on Four® implants may seem high at first, it can save money in the long run and provide a very predictable management of their beautiful smile for a lifetime. Often people who have teeth that are breaking or are constantly getting crowns and root canals will opt to have their teeth replaced instead. Due to constant teeth problems and many visits to the dentist, having teeth replaced can save money over time. Maintaining the implant teeth often requires less visits to the dentist and a more predictable and efficient management of any potential future problems.
Although the life of those Dr. Ward treats can transform in as little as one day, the whole process to guarantee a lasting smile may take much more than one day. Dr. Ward’s focus is on quality, not quantity. He chooses to run his practice in a way that allows him to give his full attention to each patient, ensuring the best possible outcome. His practice is not a factory production for teeth in a day. Although his prices are highly competitive, he prefers to carefully plan and perform his services at the highest level of quality, regardless of the amount time it may take to accomplish it. Some may say he provides old fashioned one-on-one care with the most modern procedures and technology.
The results are life changing for his clients. Here is a quote from one of his patients. “I can’t express how happy I am with my decision. I haven’t stopped smiling since I left his office. He was professional and friendly, as was his staff. If I had to undergo this procedure again, I would choose Dr. Ward again and again. Thank you Dr. Ward and staff. You have changed my life forever!! – Michael M.
In addition to dental implant procedures, Dr. Ward can also help with gum grafting when a person experiences gum recession. This surgery can help a person retain their natural teeth by strengthening the gums and can improve their smile by covering the unsightly exposed roots of the teeth.
Dr. Ward and his wife Celeste have five children and love camping and fishing with them in their free time. Celeste grew up in North Ogden, and Aaron was raised in Palm Springs. After 20 years of marriage, they both still find the greatest joy in family and service to their community.