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. 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.

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 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.

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 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 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 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, Rio Verde and Beyond

Dr. Stacey Laskis

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.

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 of Parkview Dentistry in Fountain Hills 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 earned a specialty certificate of advanced education in periodontics after completing an intensive three-year surgical residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. 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.

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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