Dental Implants — Queen Creek, AZ
Top-of-the-Line Tooth Replacement
When a tooth goes missing, it’s not just the visible crown that disappears, but the supporting root structure below it as well. In the past, most tooth replacements only bring back the crown, but this makes the new teeth much less stable compared to natural dental structure. Thankfully, dental implants fully address this problem, using artificial titanium tooth roots placed within the jawbone to support the replacement teeth above the gum line. For patients who are hoping to permanently put their tooth loss behind them, there is no better option, and they can get everything they need right here at Queen Creek Complete Dental. Our state-of-the-art dental office offers efficiency, comfort, and long-lasting, high-quality results. To learn more and schedule a consultation for dental implants in Queen Creek with Dr. Jafari, contact us today.
Why Choose Queen Creek Complete Dental for Dental Implants?
- Digital Implant Placement Guarantees a Fast & Pain-Free Procedure
- Treatment Designed to Look Great & Last for 30+ Years
- Can Replace One Tooth, Multiple Teeth, or an Entire Smile
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a small titanium post that’s surgically inserted beneath the surface of your gums, completely restoring the roots of your missing teeth. Because the metal is biocompatible, each implant is able to naturally fuse with the jawbone to provide the area with unmatched support and stability. Once you’re all healed up, we’ll be able to secure custom-made restorations to your dental implants, completing your smile!
The Dental Implant Process
Dr. Jafari is one of only a few dentists in the area who can both place and restore dental implants in his dental office. He also does so using the latest technology and techniques so that his patients' valuable time and comfort are prioritized. After taking a CT scan of a patient’s mouth and jaw, he can create custom surgical guides so he’s able to easily place a patient’s prosthetic roots in the perfect locations. Then, using CEREC technology, he can mill someone’s brand-new teeth out of high-grade dental porcelain right in our dental office. This approach ensures a patient is able to get everything they need in the most convenient way possible.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Because dental implants restore 100% of a missing tooth, they offer many advantages over traditional bridges and dentures:
- Implant patients are able to eat whatever they like because their new teeth are rooted within the jawbone, meaning they won't slip over time.
- Every implant root is topped with a custom-made restoration that’s personally designed by Dr. Jafari, giving them a natural appearance that fully restores someone’s smile.
- Dental implants actually stimulate the jawbone and prevent bone loss, preserving the foundation of the remaining teeth.
- When placed by a highly trained dentist like Dr. Jafari, implants can be incredibly durable, lasting 30 years or more.
Who Dental Implants Can Help
Do you have a missing tooth? Are you missing multiple consecutive teeth? You may have noticed that once a tooth goes missing, the gap only continues to grow. Basic functions throughout your day, such as chewing, grinding, and even speaking, can start to become more difficult. Thankfully, not only can dental implants work to fill the gap in your smile, but they can be combined with customized dental prosthetics to ensure your tooth replacement is truly comprehensive. This ensures that your smile stays strong and healthy for many years. No matter how many teeth you are missing, if you have a relatively healthy mouth and strong jawbone, you can get dental implants. Dr. Jafari can design your treatment to suit your individual needs.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
The best way to learn whether you’re a good candidate for dental implants in Queen Creek is to schedule a consultation with our team. During your appointment, they will assess the density of your jawbone, the health of your teeth and gums, and your medical history to determine whether a fixed bridge or dental implant is the best option for you.
Missing 1 Tooth
A single implant root can be placed into the jawbone, and this will be topped with a brand-new crown. Unlike with a regular bridge, the nearby teeth don’t have to be significantly altered to make room for the prosthetic.
Missing Multiple Teeth
Consecutive missing teeth and even those located throughout the mouth can all be replaced using a minimal amount of implant roots that are attached to a bridge or partial denture. These implant-retained prosthetics fit more comfortably compared to removable ones. They have a more stable fit as well.
Missing All Teeth
For patients with an unreliable full denture, it can be directly attached to their jawbone using just four to six implants, which means it will more reliably stay in place. We can also provide a completely new implant-retained prosthetic if necessary, creating a denture that is smaller yet enables a patient to have a stronger bite compared to a traditional one.
With the All-On-4 procedure, Dr. Jafari uses just four strategically placed implants to fully restore an entire row of teeth in a single appointment. The implants are positioned where the jaw is naturally thickest to maximize a patient’s bone density, and then they’re topped with a custom, lifelike denture.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
It’s true that dental implants have one of the higher price tags compared to other tooth replacement treatments, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t well worth the investment. Many patients agree that getting dental implants was a great decision, and because they last up to four times as long as traditional dentures and bridges, they’re definitely one of the best investments you can make in your smile. Below, we’ve outlined a few cost factors that could impact the price of your treatment.
Preliminary Treatments & Dental Implant Surgery
Some patients require preparatory procedures before they can undergo dental implant surgery, such as a bone graft, tooth extraction, or sinus lift. These all incur separate fees outside of the dental implant procedure. Once your mouth heals, you can undergo surgery, which will also incur a separate fee. The good news is that you don’t have to pay for the entire treatment up-front, just each step of the process as it occurs.
The Parts of Your Dental Implant
There are a couple of different parts to your dental implants, including the implants themselves and the abutments, which are small, metal connector pieces that attach your restoration. These are typically made from titanium, but some people also choose to have these made from zirconia. During your initial consultation, we’ll be sure to discuss each of your options, along with the price difference.
How Dental Implants Can Save You Money
By choosing to get dental implants in Queen Creek, you can enjoy benefits that you can’t get with traditional solutions like dentures and bridges. One significant benefits of implants are that they can help you save money in the long run! You don’t have to worry about replacing them every few years like you would if you had dentures. Additionally, you don’t have to purchase special products just to care for your new smile.
Does My Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?
Not every dental insurance plan covers the cost of dental implants. In fact, most don’t. However, they may cover certain parts of the procedure, like if you require a tooth extraction before you can receive the surgery. That’s why it’s always a good idea to contact your insurance company directly to ask. Our team is more than happy to help you do this. We’re in-network with a number of major PPO dental insurance plans as well, so we can help you maximize your benefits.
Making Dental Implants Affordable
In addition to accepting dental insurance, our team offers additional financing through CareCredit and LendingClub. Both of these third-party financers offer flexible monthly payment plans at little to no interest to fit almost any budget. To save even more, we also offer an in-house savings plan that covers all of your basic preventive needs as well as offers a 20 percent discount on all dental work.
Dental Implant FAQs
Since your dental implants can last for 30 years or more, you want to know as much as possible about them before signing on the dotted line. Luckily, our Queen Creek dental team is here to help! In addition to bringing any questions you have to our team directly, you can read on to learn the answers to FAQs about dental implants.
Do Dental Implants Decay?
Dental implants are crafted from materials like titanium and porcelain, so they cannot decay. With that said, it’s still extremely important that you implement a solid oral hygiene regimen – from flossing daily to getting a dental checkup and cleaning twice a year. If you don’t, then your natural teeth can decay, your gums can become infected, and your dental implant can loosen. In short, taking care of your smile benefits your oral health and overall health!
Is There Anything I Shouldn’t Eat with Dental Implants?
Dental implants are inserted directly into your jawbone and crafted from the best dental materials, making them quite durable. As a result, patients are able to eat a much more varied diet again. Of course, there are some foods that should be avoided entirely, like gummy candies. We also encourage patients not to over-indulge in sugary beverages or crunchy foods since they can loosen or dislodge your restoration.
Important note: It’s also important that you don’t adopt any unhealthy habits that can damage your dental implant, like chewing on ice.
Can I Get Dental Implants If I Have Osteoporosis?
Candidacy for dental implants is determined on a case-by-case basis. If your jawbone has deteriorated due to a combination of tooth loss and osteoporosis, then a bone graft may be needed. The best thing to do is schedule a consultation with our Queen Creek dental team so we can take X-rays, conduct an oral exam, learn more about your medical history, and determine if dental implants are the best tooth-replacement solution for you.
Will I Have to Take Off Work for Dental Implant Surgery?
Typically, patients take two or three days off after getting dental implants. If your job is physically demanding, then we may recommend taking four or five days off instead. We know it can be hard to take time off work to focus solely on recovering, but it’s important because we don’t want anything to delay the healing process.
How Successful Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants have more than a 95% success rate! The success and longevity of yours depends largely on how well you care for your smile, which is why we recommend eating a nutrient-dense diet, quitting smoking and other unhealthy dental habits, and committing to a solid oral hygiene regimen.
What Should I Do If My Dental Implant Feels Loose?
Your dental implant should always feel secure. If it doesn’t, then you should call us ASAP to schedule an exam. That way, we can quickly intervene and prevent implant failure.