Dental Implants Cave Creek, AZ
Permanent Dental Implants with a Natural Appearance
If you need a permanent solution for a lost tooth or teeth that will give a natural appearance, dental implants are a good choice from the specialists associated with Dentistry at Dove Valley in Cave Creek, AZ. These implants are inserted surgically into the jaw to act as a secure foundation for replacement teeth. Dr. Bahar Ata-Abadi and Dr. Kamran Ata-Abadi provide dental implants with attractive crowns with use of the Straumann® implant system for their adult patients of Dentistry at Dove Valley in Cave Creek, AZ. Contact their offices by phone on schedule a visit online for a dental implant consultation.
What is Dental Implants?
Dental Implants Are the Permanent Solution to Missing Teeth
Dental implants are prosthetic teeth that are inserted permanently into your jaw to replace one or more missing teeth. They look like natural teeth and are easy to clean and maintain. Each implant has three major parts—the post, which is inserted into your jawbone; a dental crown; and an abutment, which attaches them. Dental implants cannot shift in your mouth, and they support natural smiling, speaking and eating. These implants can be used with a crown to replace one tooth, a bridge as the replacement for several teeth or a fixed denture secured by implants that will replace an entire arch of missing natural teeth.
When and Why Do I Need a Crown with Dental Implants?
If you have a missing tooth, it can be replaced by a crown that is secured in place by a dental implant. Crowns supported by implants provide better stability and will last longer than dental bridges, an older method of replacing missing teeth. Also, restorations that are secured by dental implants offer essential health benefits since they can prevent the onset of jawbone recession.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
You may be a good candidate for dental implants if you have one or several missing teeth, which makes speaking and chewing food difficult for you. Individuals with jawbone loss resulting from missing teeth that causes a collapsed looking or lopsided facial shape can often receive excellent relief with dental implant procedures. If you have good general health, do not smoke and experience discomfort from dentures, you may be a very good candidate for dental implants.
How Long Do Dental Implant Last?
With good oral hygiene practices and good general care, dental implants can last for a lifetime. In fact, in some ways, these durable and attractive implants are stronger than natural teeth. The post of an implant is composed of titanium, and it bonds with the jawbone to create a secure foundation to support the restoration that will be placed on top. Neither the post nor the restoration will develop cavities.
The Process for Installing a Dental Implant
If your jaw has the strength to support a dental implant, Dr. Ata-Abadi will install your implant within three office visits. At your initial appointment, the post will be secured in your jaw. After the post bonds with the bone (called osseointegration), your gums must have time to heal. During your second session, the abutment will be affixed to the post, and impressions will be made of your mouth for producing your crowns. At you final appointment, your customized crowns will be examined to ensure an excellent fit, and then they will be installed. You will leave the dental office with a beautiful, natural looking smile.
What Is an Average Cost for Dental Implant Installation?
The cost of a dental implant can range from $1,000 to $4,000, according to individual dental health conditions. The cost of several implants can vary widely, from $3,000 to $30,000. If you need a full set of dental implants, this procedure may cost from $30,000 to $90,000. Some dental insurance may cover partial costs of a replacement tooth, but not the cost of the implant or the procedure.
How to Care for Dental Implants
You should care for your dental implant crowns as though they are natural teeth. Brush carefully for about two minutes no less than two times per day with a toothbrush that has soft bristles. You should also floss at least one time daily. Schedule regular dental checkups and cleanings with the specialists of Dentistry at Dove Valley in Cave Creek, AZ, to ensure the good health of your remaining natural teeth and gums as well.
4705 E Carefree Hwy #126
Cave Creek, AZ 85331