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Dental Implants – Marana, AZ

Modern, Long-Lasting, & Durable Tooth Replacements

Over the last few decades, dental implants have emerged as the go-to treatment to restore smiles because of the wide array of unique benefits that they offer. Compared to traditional restorations, dental implants offer the same type of freedom that you had with your natural teeth—no denture adhesive, no slipping or shifting, no alteration of your dental structure—just a restored smile! To schedule a consultation and learn whether you’re a good candidate for dental implants in Marana, AZ, call our dental office!

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for Dental Implants?

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What are Dental Implants?

Dentist showing patient dental implant supported dental crown model

Dental implants themselves are small, titanium posts that are surgically placed below the gumline to restore the root structure of missing teeth. Due to their biocompatible nature, they’re able to fuse with the jawbone and provide the structure with blood flow and stimulation to keep it from deteriorating. Once this process is complete, our team will be able to attach the restoration to finish your smile.

The 4-Step Dental Implant Process

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Not every dental implant treatment is the same, but here’s a basic outline of what happens during the process:

  1. Initial Consultation. Dr. Fitzgerald will take X-rays of your mouth, ask you some questions, and help determine whether dental implants are the best restorative treatment for you. She’ll then draw up a customized treatment timeline to walk you through so you know what to expect throughout the process.
  2. Dental Implant Surgery. Dr. Fitzgerald partners with a local specialist to place dental implants and ensure the surgery yields the best possible results.
  3. Osseointegration & Abutment Placement. After the implants have fused with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration, we’ll call you back in to place a small, metal connector piece called an abutment.
  4. Placement of Final Restoration. As soon as your final restoration has been crafted, we’ll call you in again to secure it to your abutments and complete your smile.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Man and woman smiling together after dental implant tooth replacement

Here is a non-exhaustive list of benefits that you’ll be able to enjoy with dental implants:

  • 95 percent treatment success rate.
  • Stop jawbone erosion.
  • Preserve facial structure and prevent premature sagging.
  • Lifespan of 35+ years.
  • Easy to maintain.
  • No slipping or shifting prosthetics.
  • No need for messy adhesives.
  • Maintain a balanced diet with enhanced chewing abilities.
  • Avoid embarrassing moments while talking with stable prosthetics.

Who Can Dental Implants Help?

Woman considering dental implant tooth replacement

The best way to learn whether you’re a good candidate for dental implants is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Fitzgerald. Our team will go over the process with you and discuss your needs and any goals that you have. Based on our diagnostic findings and what we’ve talked about, we’ll outline a treatment plan for you and walk you through how we can restore your smile with dental implants.

Missing Single Tooth

To restore a single missing tooth, we can place one dental implant below the gumline in the gap of your arch. This will fuse with the jawbone and secure a customized dental crown in place to complete your row of teeth.

Missing Multiple Teeth

For patients who are missing one or more teeth in a row, we can secure a bridge to two dental implants that are placed at either end of the gap in your arch. That way, no alteration of your existing teeth will be necessary.

Missing All of Your Teeth

Traditional dentures can slip and shift in the mouth if they’re not fitted properly, affecting your diet and confidence. For a more permanent and stable solution, we can anchor a denture to anywhere from four to eight dental implants placed along your arch.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

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The dental implant process is customized to fit each unique patient’s needs, which is why there’s no set price tag attached to it. During your initial consultation, we’ll examine your mouth and determine several factors that can affect the price of treatment, including whether you require a preparatory procedure (like a bone graft or sinus lift), how many dental implants you need, and where your missing teeth are located. Based on these details, we’ll be able to provide you with a precise cost estimation.

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