Your Comprehensive Guide to Dental Implants
Dental implants are a natural-looking solution to restore the gaps in your smile. In fact, they’re the only restoration that works to reverse the damage that comes from having missing teeth. What’s more, your dental implants will never come out or shift around while you’re eating or talking the way dentures can. Live life on your own terms with dental implants.
At our practice in Gilbert, AZ, Dr. Sullivan and Dr. Monahan will listen to your smile goals and recommend the course of treatment that’s right for you. If we determine that you’re a good candidate for dental implants, we can start planning your treatment right away.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a permanent, natural-looking tooth replacement solution. Because they form a secure bond with your jawbone, implants give you the ability to fully chew your favorite foods. Unlike other tooth replacement options such as dental bridges and dentures, you won’t have to worry about your implants coming loose. Plus, dental implants can last indefinitely when given proper care.
What is the Dental Implant Process?
The first step in the dental implant process is scheduling your consultation with one of our dentists. We’ll provide a dental examination to fully assess your tooth replacement needs. Then we’ll design a treatment plan based on your goals. If you’re interested in full-arch restoration, we may be able to restore your smile in just one day.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
If you’re missing one or more of your teeth and want to revitalize your smile, you may be a candidate for dental implants. It helps to be in good oral health, but we have solutions to get you ready for dental implants even if your health isn’t perfect. Fortunately, there have been a number of scientific breakthroughs that make dental implants available to more patients than ever before. Dr. Sullivan and Dr. Monahan will work with you to achieve your dream smile.
Consequences of Missing Teeth
Having gaps in your smile from missing teeth is more than an aesthetic issue. In fact, missing teeth often have long-term effects on your oral health, such as increasing your risk of gum disease, which can cause additional teeth to fall out. The good news is that dental implants help minimize the consequences of tooth loss by supporting healthy jawbone growth and preventing your remaining natural teeth from shifting around.
Same Day Implant Dentures (DIEM Method)
For patients who are in need of a full arch replacement, we’re proud to feature implant-supported dentures from Diem. This attractive restoration uses a single prosthetic that’s secured in place with dental implants. Diem is similar to the All-on-4 process.
In just one appointment, we’ll perform any necessary extractions and place your fully functional temporary prosthetic. Both oral and IV sedation are available to make your treatment as pleasant as possible.
Dental Implants Can Help
Imagine a life without the hassles of dentures or the embarrassment of eating with gaps in your smile. At our practice in Gilbert, we can make that life a reality with natural-looking dental implants. See how restoration with implants can improve your quality of life. So what are you waiting for? Call today to begin your journey to a new smile.