Dental Implants FAQ

Dental Implants in Tempe, AZ

Tempe Smiles is committed to providing exceptional oral health care and dental implants to Tempe, AZ. We focus on patient-centered services, and our team of experienced professionals offers a comprehensive range of dental treatments tailored to your needs. We prioritize your comfort and knowledge throughout each step of the implant process, and we always provide suitable alternatives if you do not qualify for implants. Read on to learn more about dental implants before contacting our team for a consultation
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What Is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a titanium post surgically placed into the jawbone beneath the gum line. It serves as a sturdy foundation for a replacement tooth, known as dental crown. This procedure allows your dentist to mount a replacement tooth or bridge into that area.

What Are the Advantages of Dental Implants?

Whether you choose all-on-4 dental implants or mini dental implants, the procedure offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Long-Term Solution: Unlike dentures or bridges, which may need replacements over time, dental implants provide a long-term solution to tooth loss.
  • Bone Health: They preserve bone health, prevent degradation in the jaw, and maintain facial structure.
  • Improved Oral Health: Dental implants do not require adjacent teeth to be ground down, as with dental bridges, thus preserving natural teeth.
  • Natural Functionality: They restore natural chewing ability and speech, often better than other tooth replacement options.
  • Enhanced Aesthetics: They enhance self-esteem and confidence by presenting a natural-looking smile to the world.
  • Customization: Dental implant crown can be customized to match the color and shape of your natural teeth.

Who Qualifies for the Dental Implant Process?

Not everyone is a good fit for dental implants. If you do not qualify, we can fabricate all-on-4 dentures. Good candidates for dental implants are individuals who:

  • Have one or more missing teeth
  • Have a fully grown jawbone
  • Have adequate bone to secure the implants or can have a bone graft
  • Have healthy oral tissues
  • Do not have health conditions that would affect bone healing
  • Are unable or unwilling to wear dentures
  • Want to improve their speech
  • Are willing to commit several months to the dental implant process

What Can I Expect From Dental Implant Surgery?

The treatment process can take several months, including consultation, preparation, and healing periods between each stage. You can expect Tempe Smiles to be detailed and communicate the process clearly, which includes:

  • Consultation
  • Pre-Implant Procedures
  • Implant Placement
  • Healing Period
  • Abutment Placement
  • Crown Placement

How Do I Maintain My Dental Implants?

With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime. Like natural teeth, you need to maintain regular dental check-ups, and our dentists still need to professionally clean and examine your implants. Brushing and flossing are still important, too.

What Are All-on-4 Dental Implants?

All-on-4 dental implants are a revolutionary technique in which a full arch of teeth is supported by just four strategically placed dental implants. This method is beneficial for patients with significant tooth loss or decay because it provides a stable, long-lasting solution. The procedure is less invasive, reduces recovery time, and often eliminates the need for bone grafting.

What is the Recovery Process for Implant Surgery?

After surgery, you can expect a few days of swelling and discomfort. Following your dentist's care instructions is crucial to manage pain and prevent infection. Over the next few months, osseointegration occurs as the implant integrates with the bone, creating a stable foundation. Regular check-ups with your dentist will monitor this progress. Once the crown is placed, minor adjustments may be necessary as you get used to the new implant, ensuring a perfect fit and comfortable bite.

Why Can’t I Have Dairy After An Implant?

Dairy products can sometimes contribute to nausea, a common side effect of anesthesia. Additionally, the proteins in dairy can cause an inflammatory response that might interfere with initial healing.

Contact Us Today to Schedule a Consultation

Don't wait any longer to experience the benefits of same day dental implants. Schedule your consultation with Tempe Smiles today, and let our dedicated team help you achieve the smile you deserve. Our expertise and commitment to patient care make us confident in providing you with a tailored solution that meets your dental needs. Work with our dentists today and take the first step toward a healthier, more confident you.


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