If you need to have a tooth removed due to decay or damage, be sure to put in a replacement as soon as you can. The gap a missing tooth leaves can affect the alignment of the rest of your natural teeth, causing them to shift out of position and negatively impact your bite.
Maintain the alignment of your teeth with dental implants.
Tooth root implants establish a sturdy foundation for permanent teeth and dentures. They can also preserve tooth-supporting bone that naturally deteriorates when you lose a tooth.
Professional Dental Implant Procedure in Scottsdale
Dr. Gore’s dental implant process begins with treatment planning. Together with his Scottsdale, AZ dentists, they provide coordinated care based on your tooth implant options.
During the procedure, our dentists place the tooth root implant into the bone socket of the missing tooth. Your jawbone will eventually grow around it, keeping it in place and giving Dr. Gore a secure “anchor” to attach the crown to later. The usual healing process takes six to 12 weeks.
Once your implant bonds completely to your jawbone, we attach an abutment (a small connector post) to fit the porcelain crown.
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What to Expect
Prior to a dental implant procedure, a thorough comprehensive evaluation will be performed to evaluate if a patient is a good candidate for a dental implant. Dr. Gore rely on the latest digital imaging software to help them evaluate the bone structure of the area of the missing tooth. A patient will have a simple, painless 3D Cone Beam scan done in the office to assist with their evaluation. This advanced technology will help them determine the size and angulation the implant will need to be for the most ideal results and if an implant is even a viable option. After the placement of the implant, the site will need to heal for a couple months. If a missing tooth is in the ‘smile zone’ a patient may not want go with an open space during the healing phase of treatment. In that case, a small, custom fit replacement tooth will be fabricated. This appliance is called a flipper. It fits against the inside of the teeth where it is out of sight, with a natural looking replacement tooth attached to it. This gives the illusion that there are no missing teeth while giving the implant in the tissue below it time to heal.
Our Scottsdale, AZ dentists use local anesthesia to lessen the discomfort during your dental implant procedure.
After a dental implant is placed many patients report minimal discomfort. If there is any discomfort, an over-the-counter pain medication is recommended to relieve it. Dr. Gore will ask that their patients return for a post-operative appointment, At this appointment, a visual exam of the implant site and an x-ray will be taken to help them evaluate how the patient is healing. The implant will heal for approximately 2 months, depending on the type of implant surgery that was performed. At this 2 month follow up visit, Dr. Gore will determine if the healing around the implant is complete and ready for the new, beautiful porcelain restoration to be fabricated.
The cost of dental implants can vary widely depending on the number of teeth being replaced and the complexity of the case. Insurance usually doesn’t cover implants but if the implants are deemed medically necessary, a patient’s insurance plan might cover some of the costs.
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Replace and Restore Your Smile
Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth. Apart from completing your smile, implants also fully restore your ability to chew. You can enjoy food without worries, as well as brush and floss normally. Also, since dental implants are permanent, you can eliminate the discomfort that comes with removable dentures.
Unlike tooth-supporting bridges, implants do not require reducing other teeth. Our Scottsdale dentists don’t alter nearby teeth to support the dental implant. Since most of your teeth are intact, you can still maintain oral hygiene practices without experiencing pain or sensitivity.
If you want to be proud of your smile again, dental implants can fill in missing teeth for a more attractive appearance. Anyone who has missing teeth is encouraged to call our office today to make a consultation, find out about their dental implant options and get a GOREgeous Smile.