Fortunately dental Implant technology has advanced considerably over the years, making tooth replacement a modern marvel that’s worth grinning about. In the past, the only real solution was dentures which often looked unnatural and required complicated care. Now a safe and modern solution exists to help you smile - dental implants.
Our cosmetic dentist at 24th Street Dental Biltmore understands there are many options for dental implants in Phoenix, and we take great care to carefully tailor a treatment plan, giving your smile the strength and confidence it needs.
As dental implants are much stronger and longer lasting than bridges and dentures, the first thing your dentist will do is an examination to determine whether or not your jawbone is healthy enough to accept the implant post.
If your jawbone is weak, a bone graft can be used to strengthen it up. Once the procedure is done the bone will strengthen over a few months, and once complete your dentist can begin the dental implant procedure. A large portion of the waiting period is simply allowing your mouth and bones to heal.
Once fully healed, your dental implants provide a permanent solution to a beautiful smile which will last for decades to come. With good oral hygiene and regular dental checkups your dental implants should last a lifetime as opposed to traditional fixed bridges which can last 10-15 years.
Here is some insight into your dental implants in Phoenix:
It all depends on what you’re comfortable with. Some patients prefer to leave the tooth space empty, while others insist on a temporary denture until they’re ready for the permanent implant.
During your initial exam and consultation your dentist will go over options with you to determine what works best for you.
Since every case is different, we’re unable to give you an exact timeframe, but with any surgery there’s always an adjustment period. We recommend taking it easy for the first 24-48 hours following your procedure, and our patients report mild to moderate pain; this is to be expected but not feared: over-the-counter pain medications and ice packs can help soothe any inflammation that may occur.
For the first week you’ll want to stick with softer foods, and it’s a good idea to avoid drinking straws and/or hot beverages until you’ve sufficiently healed. It’s also extremely important to avoid smoking or drinking alcohol this week, as both activities can lead to infection.
Whether you’re missing teeth due to an accident, lifestyle, or frustrating genetics, there are options for tooth replacement that far surpass the dentures of yesteryear. This being said, always continue to practice good oral hygiene to help keep those teeth and gums strong and germ-free.
You want the best results for dental implants in Phoenix, and the 24th Street Dental Biltmore experts go above and beyond to ensure that you do. Please call our office today to learn more!
The cost of dental implants can vary from $1,000 to $4,000 and can vary for each person depending on the type of implant needed, the number of implants and the type of crown or denture used.
The first thing is to meet wit your dentist and do a consultation and work out the best course of action for you. 24th Street Dental offers free consultations as well as a variety of affordable financing options to help you so you do not have to worry about upfront fees.
Contact us today to set up your consulation and see if this is the right solution for you.
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Making your initial appointment with 24th Street Dental Biltmore in Phoenix is your first step towards a healthier smile.
4020 N. 24th Street, #120,
Phoenix, Arizona 85016
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