Dr. Andrew G. Ericksen, DDS grew up near Holladay, UT and attended the local high school, Olympus High. He graduated with honors from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science degree in International Studies. He went on to attend Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, NE. Since receiving his DDS, Dr. Ericksen has worked at Holladay Dental Studio.
Dr. Ericksen is the only Associate Fellow with the American Academy of Implant Dentistry in Salt Lake Valley and has been a member since 2010. In 2011, he completed the Whitecap Institute’s Guided Implant Residency and advanced implant courses on sinus lifts and tissue grafting. He has also completed certificates with the Global Institute for Dental Education in sinus grafting, A to Z implant dentistry, aesthetic implant therapy, advanced implant therapy, and implants for edentulous patients. Dr. Ericksen is dedicated to his education, completing around 50 to 60 hours of continuing education courses each year.
In addition to his excellence in implant dentistry, Dr. Ericksen has extensive experience in endodontic treatment, crown and bridge restorations, composite restorations, extractions, Invisalign, and orthodontics. With his ability to complete a wide variety of procedures we are able to provide all of our patients care without having to refer them to another specialist.
Dr. Ericksen finds joy in solving complicated problems for his patients. He and his wife, Liz, live in Holladay with their three daughters, Gwen, Kate, and Emma. When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Ericksen loves to hike, ski, play basketball, and follow local sports.
Dental Implants :
Dental implants are a way to permanently replace your missing teeth. Dental implants consist of three parts: the implant, the abutment, and the replacement tooth.
The implant – This is the part that is placed permanently into your mouth. We do this by surgically placing the implant into your gum. Over time, the titanium implant fuses to your jawbone. The implant acts as a tooth root, creating a secure, permanent space to hold a replacement tooth.
The abutment connects the implant socket to the replacement tooth. The abutment is screwed to the implant post and then is screwed or cemented to the replacement tooth. This piece holds everything together and is how the tooth is secured in your mouth.
The replacement tooth is a prosthetic crown that is used in place of your natural tooth. They are usually made out of ceramic porcelain, which is a material that looks and feels just like your natural tooth – it is custom-designed to match the size and color of the surrounding teeth! Implants also can be used to support bridges or dentures.