Complete Your Smile WIth Dental Implants in Scottsdale, AZ.
For missing teeth, one of the newest replacement procedures is the dental implant. Unlike the old traditional bridges, the dental implant we offer at our Scottsdale clinic is the closest thing to a natural tooth replacement available.
It is important to replace missing teeth because the harmony and balance that is lost when a tooth is missing can cause other teeth to experience more forces and trauma due to increased forces on nearby teeth. In addition, when teeth are lost, there can be a shifting of adjacent teeth that can cause headaches, neck pain, and even TMJ symptoms.
The dental implant can replace the missing tooth as naturally as possible. They can also preserve tooth-supporting bone that naturally deteriorates when you lose a tooth.
With effective restorative dental care services like dental implants, a GOREgeous smile is only one visit with the dentist away. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Gore today.
Types of Dental Implants You Can Get
Rod W. Gore DDS offers different types of dental implants that will make Scottsdale patients’ smiles healthier and more beautiful.
Single Tooth Implant
Replace an entire tooth and complete your smile again with single tooth dental implants.
Replace two or more missing teeth from root to crown with implant-supported bridges.
Full Arch Implant
Replace an entire arch or row of missing teeth with a seamless full arch dental implant.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Prevent bone loss
When you have missing teeth, the jaw also tends to lose bone mass. This can affect how you eat, speak, and look. But with dental implants, your teeth are replaced from root to crown, keeping the bone structure intact.
Keep your natural speech
Permanent tooth loss and some tooth replacement methods can impact the way you pronounce words. But dental implants look and feel like natural teeth, so you can speak easily and naturally.
Solve tooth loss permanently
Plenty of tooth replacement options need to be replaced every few years. Dental implants, however, are designed for lifetime use.
Restore your beautiful smile
With dental implants keeping your face’s bone structure and your set of teeth complete, you can confidently smile your GOREgeous smile once again.
Ready for that heart-stopping smile? Schedule a consultation with our Scottsdale clinic today.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Prior to a dental tooth implant procedure, a thorough comprehensive evaluation will be performed to evaluate if a patient is a good candidate for a dental implant. Dr. Gore will rely on the latest digital imaging software to help 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 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 approximately 3 months. If a missing tooth is in the ‘smile zone’ a patient may not want to 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 and is similar to an orthodontic retainer. It fits against the inside of the teeth where it is mostly 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.
The use of local anesthesia will be used to freeze or numb the area during your dental implant procedure.
After a dental implant is placed many patients report minimal discomfort. If there is any discomfort, over-the-counter pain medication like Advil or Tylenol is recommended to relieve it. Dr. Gore will have patients return for a post-operative appointment at about 1-week post-op. 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 2-3 months, depending on the type of implant surgery that was performed. At a 2-3 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 varies depending on the complexity of your case and the number of teeth you need to be replaced. If your dental implants are medically necessary, you can check if your health insurance provider partially covers the costs.
Dr. Gore’s dental implant process begins with treatment planning.
Professional Dental Implant Surgery in Scottsdale
During the procedure, DrGore will place the tooth root implant into the bone in the place of the missing tooth. Your jawbone will integrate with the implant, keeping it in place and giving Dr. Gore a secure “anchor” to attach the crown to later. The usual healing process takes approximately 3 months.
Once your bone integrates completely to the implant, we attach (screw) an abutment (a small connector post) to hold the porcelain crown. Dental implants look and feel very much like natural teeth. Apart from enhancing 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 usually eliminate the challenges that come with removable dentures.
Unlike tooth-supporting bridges, implants do not require reducing or preparing other teeth.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do dental implants work?
Dental implants involve placing a titanium screw-like implant in your jaw bone where a missing tooth used to be. After a few months of healing, the jawbone will integrate with the implant and keep it secure enough to attach a crown that will be your new tooth.
Does a missing tooth need to be replaced?
Yes, it’s important to replace a missing tooth. Apart from improving your smile, a complete set of teeth ensures great oral function.
Are dental implants safe?
Like any surgery, dental implants run the risk of infection and nerve damage. However, these rarely happen, especially when you work with a qualified implant dentist in Scottsdale.
How many visits are involved after a dental implant?
The dental implant process usually involves two visits to your dentist: first when the metallic implant is inserted into your jawbone along with the fitting of a temporary crown, and second after a few months when your jawbone has fused with the implant and your permanent dental crown is placed.
Are dental implants painful?
You will be under anesthetics or sedatives during the implant surgery, so you will not feel any pain. You may feel pressure, but it will not be uncomfortable or painful.
Dr. Rod Gore Main Office
Scottsdale, AZ 85255