Dental Implants: How It Works

Dental Implants in Tempe, AZ

Tempe Smiles has an outstanding reputation for delivering reliable patient outcomes. We are proud to offer dental implants to Tempe, AZ residents, giving patients throughout the area a way to boost their confidence. Dental implants offer a durable and aesthetic solution for missing teeth and an alternative to dentures. They are designed to provide a strong foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth. Dental implants can rejuvenate your smile and oral health, whether you are missing one tooth, several teeth, or all your teeth. Our capable dental professionals are ready to help you achieve a healthier and happier smile. Contact us today to learn more about dental implants.
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All-on-4 Dental Implants and Other Solutions

Healthy smiles aren’t just beaming and radiant – they impact your confidence and quality of life. Your teeth play a huge role in keeping your jaw in place, and shifting is a significant issue for those with multiple missing teeth. Unlike traditional dentures, our dental implants are secured into the jawbone, providing a stable and permanent solution that looks and feels like your natural teeth. There are several types of dental implants, including:

  • Single Tooth Implants: Ideal for patients missing a single tooth, this type involves placing one implant and attaching a crown.
  • Multiple Tooth Implants: If you have multiple missing teeth, implants can be placed to support bridges or individual crowns.
  • All-on-4 Dental Implants: This method involves placing four to six implants in each jaw to support an entire arch of replacement teeth.
  • Implant-Supported Dentures: For those who wear dentures, implants can provide additional stability, preventing slippage and discomfort.
Doctor suggesting full mouth dental implant to a patient in Tempe, AZ

What to Expect from the Dental Implant Procedure

The dental implant procedure is a detailed and structured, step-by-step experience. We follow each one to ensure a satisfactory and long-lasting final result. We understand you might have many questions about how dental implants work. That's why we view our role as dentists as educators, providing crucial information to set your mind at ease. You can expect the process to work like this:
  • Initial Consultation: We can't begin placing a dental implant until we are sure you are a good fit. Our comprehensive consultation assesses your oral health by taking X-rays, performing a physical examination, and determining your jawbone strength.
  • Pre-Implant Procedures: Sometimes, we have to perform bone grafts or sinus lifts to ensure you have enough bone to support your new implants. While these procedures make the process take longer, they are essential.
  • Implant Placement: The next step is placing the implant in the jawbone. We use local anesthesia or sedation during the procedure. Afterward, we leave the implant alone to integrate with the bone, which can take several months.
  • Abutment Placement: After the implant has fully integrated, we can place an abutment on your implant, which acts as a connector between the implant and crown, bridge, or denture. All options are natural-looking.
  • Crown or Prosthesis Placement: The final step is attaching the custom-made crown & bridge, or denture to the abutment.

What Makes Our Full Mouth Dental Implants Different?

Choosing dental implants is a life-changing decision. The procedure may take several months, you can expect minimal discomfort, little recovery time, and the same long-term care as natural teeth. You can rely on Tempe Smiles for the following:
  • Expertise: Our highly trained professionals leverage extensive experience and the latest advancements to provide the best care possible.
  • State-of-the-Art technology: We use cutting-edge 3D imaging and digital planning tools for precise and accurate implant procedures.
  • Personalized Care: We tailor treatment plans to your unique needs, prioritizing comfort and satisfaction.
  • Comprehensive Services: We provide services from consultation to post-op care for a smooth and successful implant journey.

Enjoy a Beautiful Smile with Dental Implants and Dentures

If it is time to replace missing teeth, then we can help. While it might seem daunting, a beautiful, functional smile is within reach. Dental implants and dentures are an excellent way to restore your confidence and ability to speak and chew properly. Our team is here to guide you through every step of the process. Schedule your consultation today and take the first step towards transforming your smile and improving your quality of life.

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