What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a permanent, effective way to replace missing teeth and restore your smile.  The implants, which look like specialized screws, are surgically inserted into your jaw and then a tooth is created over the top of the implant.

Nobel dental implant example

Implants consist of titanium and other bio-compatible materials. Over time, your natural bone grows around the implant thus locking it into place by fusing, or attaching itself, to the implant.  Dental implants are secure, stable and a good replacement for their missing teeth.

Implants can replace single teeth but they can also be used to support a bridge for the replacement of multiple teeth. Implants can be used with dentures (sometimes referred to as an “all-on-four” or “denture implants”) to increase stability and comfort of a denture. For some people, ordinary bridges and dentures are simply not comfortable or even possible, due to sore spots, lack of ridges or because they cause gagging. Further, bridges must be attached to teeth on either side of the space left by the missing tooth. An advantage of implants is that no adjacent teeth need to be ground down to hold your new teeth.

 

How do Tooth Implants Work?

Implant sections

There are really three parts to a dental implant: the implant itself which is permanently attached to your jaw, the abutment which is the connector for your new tooth, and the crown which is the synthetic tooth you

All-on-four denture
All-on-four denture

can see. At the first visit, the dentist surgically places the implant into your jawbone. After the implantation, it will take some time for your jawbone to heal around the implant.  This process in which your bone ‘knits’ into the implant matrix is called called osseointegration. Not disturbing the implant during this process is key to allowing the bone to actually grow around it firmly and hold it in place.

Once the implant has successfully healed and integrated, it’s time for the creation of a beautiful tooth that you will see. For a single tooth implant, Dr. Laskis will customize a new tooth for you.  The crown will be similar in size, shape, and color to your natural teeth so it will blend in with your other teeth. Dr. Laskis will likely give you a temporary crown or denture to allow you to eat, speak and live comfortably.

Be Cautious About “Mini Dental Implants”

Some dentists also advertise “mini dental implants,” which are simply smaller diameter implants and which are not appropriate for some situations.  Some General Dentists like Mini Dental Implants because they can place the implant themselves rather than referring the patient to a specialist for the surgery needed for larger diameter implants. Moreover, as Consumer’s Digest found “almost all experts with whom we spoke agree that a mini dental-implant system has a substantially lower bite-force tolerance than a standard dental-implant system does, which might make the mini dental-implant system more likely to break or move out of alignment over time ….. mini implants are too small to ‘get the kind of stable foundation that patients need to be able to have normal biting and chewing forces.'”

Get the Best Dental Implants in Fountain Hills

Dr. Stacey Laskis

If you missing teeth or considering dental implants, please contact us for a free consultation. Our amazing team at Parkview Dentistry will treat you like family and ensure your smile looks great. Dr. Laskis graduated from New York University College of Dentistry in 2006. At NYU, she also studied at the Larry Rosenthal Institute for Aesthetic Dentistry.

But don’t listen to us.  Please read Dr. Laskis’ patients reviews and judge for yourself why her patients are thrilled:

 

Dr. Joseph Capps

Dr. Laskis has teamed up with a top periodontal specialist, Dr. Joseph Capps to surgically place the implants to ensure her patients get the best result.  The reason is simple: multiple studies confirm that dental implant specialists have a lower rate of complications and a higher rate of success in placing implants than general dentists because of their extensive specialized training.  

In fact, after dental school, Dr. Capps completed an intensive three-year surgical residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, where he earned a specialty certificate of advanced education in periodontics. He went on to achieve the status of Diplomate with the American Board of Periodontology, which is the highest recognition of achievement awarded by the specialty.

Both Dr. Laskis and Dr. Capps were voted by their peers as Top Dentists in their specialties in Phoenix Magazine’s “Best of the Valley” so you know you will get the best care.

This partnership means you get the best surgical implantation and the best cosmetic restoration possible.

Dental Implant Cost

Implants, although superior, are more expensive than other methods of tooth replacement.   

The minimum costs for a basic tooth implant are for the exam by periodontist, focused x-rays, the cost of the bone graft at the time of placement, the cost of surgically placing the implant, the cost of the custom abutment and the cost of restoring the implant with a crown (collectively, the “Implant Package“).  The estimated price of an Implant Package in the Fountain Hills area is $5,913. The total cost for an implant tooth can be higher if a tooth needs to be extracted first, if a sinus lift procedure, the cost of inserting membrane to aid with tissue regeneration, and/or additional bone augmentation is necessary.

The Next Step

If you would like to see if dental implants are right for you, please fill out the short form below.  If Dr. Laskis believes you are a good candidate, she will get you in for an in depth exam and a meeting.

As an added bonus, you can lock in an amazing price for an implant package for $4913 by using the Code “Implant40”.  This is a discount of $1000.00 or 17% off of the usual price of a dental implant procedure and your procedure will be done by Dr. Laskis and Dr. Capps.  Any additional procedures to support your new implant will also come at 10% off.

There is no obligation to get an implant, but you can still reserve your $4913 Implant Package.  So hurry and contact us today because this offer is limited and appointments are filling up fast!

Our office is located at 13014 N. Saguaro Blvd #203, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268.

Reserve Your Implant Package Now!

 

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