If you have broken or missing teeth, dental implants may be the best option for you. At Parkview Dentistry in Fountain Hills, Arizona, we offer patients an affordable solution for tooth loss: dental implants. Dr. Laskis understands dental implants are an investment, providing you with a beautiful smile and ensuring you maintain optimal oral health.

If you live in Fountain Hills, Rio Verde or the surrounding community, we invite you to make your appointment today to meet with Dr. Laskis, so you can learn if dental implants are the best restorative technique for your individual needs.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a permanent, effective way for patients living in Fountain Hills and the surrounding areas 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.

Implants consist of titanium and other biocompatible 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 tooth 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 the 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.

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How do Tooth Implants Work?

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

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 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 which helps provide a solid base for your new artificial tooth.

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

All-on-four denture

When is Bone Grafting Required?

If your jaw bone isn’t thick enough or is too soft, you may need bone grafting before you can have dental implant surgery. That’s because the powerful chewing action of your mouth exerts great pressure on your bone, and if it can’t support the implant, the surgery would likely fail. A bone graft can create a more solid base for the dental implant placement. It may take several months for the transplanted bone to grow enough new bone to support a dental implant. In some cases, you may need only minor bone grafting, which can be done at the same time as the dental implant surgery. The condition of your jaw bone determines how you proceed.

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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, Rio Verde and Beyond

If you are missing teeth or considering dental implants, please contact us for a free consultation. Our amazing team at Parkview Dentistry in Fountain Hills 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.

Dr. Laskis is renowned for minimally invasive work, her excellent cosmetic dentistry and care for her patients’ well being.



Dr. Laskis was also awarded by Phoenix Magazine as Top Dentist in both Cosmetic AND General Dentistry. 





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Dental Implant Specialist

Dr. Phillip Garrett is Fountain Hills’ only Periodontist.  Dr. Garrett specializes in implantology ranging from single implants to the All on 4. Dr. Garrett also practices the full scope of his profession from diagnosis and treatment of gum disease using state of the art procedures like the LANAP (Laser-assisted New Attachment Procedure), periodontal surgery involving root coverage, surgical extractions with bone grafting, guided bone regeneration and augmentation.

A Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology; Dr. Garrett has published research in peer-review science journals on Dental Implants, Nanotechnology, Implant surface topography, digital technology and has been a presenter at science conferences. He is also a member of the American Dental Association, Arizona Dental Association and the American Academy of Periodontology.

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

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

Visit Us at Our Newly Renovated Office in Fountain Hills to Learn More About Dental Implants

For the best dental implant service in Fountain Hills and Rio Verde, Parkview Dentistry is where you need to go. Our modern facilities are newly renovated with the most advanced equipment available. Plus, our friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere ensure you feel comfortable. You may be nervous about pursuing dental implants, so our team is here to answer all your questions and put your mind at ease.

We strive to ensure all our dental services are affordable for patients living in Fountain Hills and beyond. Whether you have dental insurance or not, our team will discuss financing options, so you understand all out-of-pocket costs before pursuing dental implants.

We invite you to request an appointment today to learn about dental implants at Parkview Dentistry in Fountain Hills.

Serious about dental implants?  Right now we are offering a special on an implant package.  To learn more, and reserve your offer visit our offer page.


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