Discover Your Dental Implant Options


Now that you know your options, complete this short evaluation to see if YOU are eligible for dental implant treatment, what treatment would be best for, you and general pricing!

Meet Your Doctors

Dr. Hepworth is currently a member of the AGD, the Academy of General Dentistry. Originally from San Diego he attended school locally, graduating from Brigham Young University and Roseman University.
In addition to his extensive in implants, he stays on the cutting edge of technology to provide patients with the best possible outcomes. His goal with every patient is to help them feel more comfortable and confident, and live happier, healthier lives.
Jared Hepworth, D.M.D.

Dr. Sherman graduated from Midwestern University in Arizona where he was trained in restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, surgical and implant dentistry, among others. He was awarded the Logan Doseck Award. 

Dr. Sherman served a two-year mission in Mexico where he learned Spanish and enjoyed the people and culture

Ric Sherman, D.M.D.

Dr. Preston Hansen grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Utah, Dr. Hansen attended the prestigious University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco. He then went on to a formal 4 year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency program at UCSF Fresno where he received the most rigorous surgical training available for dentists.

Preston Hansen, D.D.S.

Our SafeSMile™ MethoD Makes All The Difference.

Our proprietary method makes all the difference in safety, effectiveness and comfort of your dental implant procedure. A new smile restoration is a life-changing investment, we want it to last a lifetime.

SafeSmile Placement

While other implant dentists “freehand” the placement of implants, we use advanced  surgical mapping technology to plan out your procedure in advance. Then, your surgery is performed using a custom “guide” that ensures the optimal placement of each implant with pinpoint accuracy. We don’t leave your life-changing smile restoration to chance. You shouldn’t either.

SafeSedation & ComfortPlus Experience

Some dental implant dentists try to cut costs by doing performing both your implant procedure and sedation by themselves. This creates two very difficult tasks for the dentist to do at the same time while you are asleep which increases the chance for error in your procedure. At Nuvia, every patient is assigned their own board certified anesthetist at no extra charge. You can rest assured that your implant surgeon will be 100% focused on your procedure, while a certified anesthetist takes care of you while you’re asleep. Would you want it any other way? Neither would we.


It takes time for the bone to integrate and take a firm enough hold on your implant so that it won’t break when you bite down on something hard.  Some other clinics rush to get your final smile placed before your integration is strong enough. If that happens the implant could fracture the bone and need to be replaced entirely. At Nuvia, all of our implants undergo our TruIntegration tests. This gives us a reading of how strong your implants have integrated into the bone and tells us when we can connect your final set of teeth to the implants. That way we can get your smile to you as safely as possible, and give it the best chance to last a lifetime without worry.


Sometimes the body needs a little help to heal from the procedure, so we place something called a “membrane” on the site. Other clinics use manufactured membranes which can compromise the healing process.  At Nuvia, our implant technicians use your own white blood cells to create a custom membrane. This provides a more natural healing process allowing the site to heal much quicker and the implant to be received more effectively.

What Our Patients Are Saying…

Your Consultation is on Us

Come visit us and speak with our friendly and caring staff about your situation. We’ll help design the perfect plan for you at no charge.

Hours & Locations

Monday-Friday: 8am – 5pm

Salt Lake City – (385) 217-4807

Provo – (385) 324-7064

St. George – (435) 292-5457

Is a dental implant procedure painful?

Our SafeSedation processand ComfortPlus experience ensures that you’ll be asleep and comfortable throughout the entire procedure. We also provide a number of pain management options after your procedure. Most patients tell us that they felt much less pain than they had expected. 

Will my dental implants look like natural teeth?

Our specialists work with you to design the smile you will love, including the shade of color and look of the teeth. Many of our patients report that even their own family members couldn’t tell the difference between the dental implants and natural teeth. 

How do I know if Im a candidate?

During your Free consultation we will perform a simple painless exam to be able to determine if you’re a good candidate for dental implants. You can also start the process by filling out the 60-second online evaluation form on this page. 

How much will my procedure cost?

Ultimately, the cost of your dental implant procedure will depend on your unique situation. However, at Nuvia, providing a beautiful smile restoration, in the safest procedure possible, and at an affordable cost is our main focus. We also provide many affordable payment plan options for well qualified borrowers to make it easy to make your smile restoration a reality. Call us today to schedule your Free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your situation and pricing options for your procedure. 

How long will it take to recover? Is recovery Painful?

This will differ based on your unique situation and how well your body responds to the healing process. Most patients report that they don’t experience much discomfort beyond the initial swelling for a day or two. Your doctor may place you on a soft food diet for a period of time to help with healing until the dental implants are completely integrated with the bone and it is safe to use normal biting force. After that you’ll be able to enjoy your favorite foods again!

How long is the actual procedure?

The length of your procedure will be unique to your situation. However, typically you’ll be in our office for no more than a few hours as you are sedated, and recover as the anesthesia wears off. You’ll leave the office with a temporary set of teeth that will allow you to enjoy your life normally with a few restrictions for the first few weeks. As your mouth heals and becomes accustomed to your dental implants you’ll come back for your final appointment to receive your final set of beautiful custom teeth. 

Will I be able to eat my favorite foods again?

Properly placed and dental implants can restore up to 90%+ of your natural biting force, and they won’t slip and slide around like dentures. This means you’ll be able to eat basically any of your favorite foods, from steak to salads, and even those wonderful sticky treats. 

Why should I choose Nuvia over other implant dentists/centers?

Our SafeSmile Placement and ComfortPlus experience ensures a safer, more comfortable procedure than others who “freehand” placement of implants and cut corners by performing both sedation and surgery by themselves. Our RapidRecovery process and TruIntegration testing also uses a more natural treatment to help speed the healing so you can start enjoying your new smile sooner. Your smile restoration can change your life forever, why leave the process to chance? 


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Contact Us


Monday-Friday: 8am – 5pm

Salt Lake City – (385) 217-4807

Provo – (385) 324-7064

St. George – (435) 292-5457

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