Dental implants provide a sturdy, long-lasting replacement for damaged or extracted permanent teeth. At The Smile Boutique in Phoenix, Arizona, our oral surgeon and general dentist specializes in placing and restoring traditional and All-on-4® dental implants. Call The Smile Boutique today to request a dental implant consultation, or book your appointment online.
Dental implants are titanium posts inserted into the sockets where your teeth used to be. The implants integrate with your bone, replacing your natural tooth roots.
After the implants fuse with your bone, they provide a foundation for permanent or removable restorations like crowns, bridges, and implant-anchored dentures.
Dental implants offer a few benefits, including:
Dental implants can reduce your risk of other oral health problems, including receding gums and bone loss.
The Smile Boutique offers several types of dental implants, including:
If you’re missing only a few teeth, your dentist recommends traditional implants. During the placement procedure, your dentist inserts one implant into each of your empty tooth sockets.
If you’re missing most or all of your teeth, The Smile Boutique recommends All-on-4 implants. These implants are unique because just four support an entire arch of artificial teeth (for example, fixed or snap-in [removable] dentures). All-on-4 surgery is less invasive and presents fewer risks than traditional implant placement procedures.
The dental implant process varies, depending on which implants you choose.
Getting traditional implants takes an average of six months. After the implants are placed, your mouth needs to heal. Once the implants fuse with your bone, your dentist takes scans of your mouth. They send your scans to a dental lab that makes custom implant restorations.
Getting All-on-4 implants is much quicker. A week or two before surgery, your dentist takes scans of your mouth and sends them to a denture lab that prefabricates your restorations.
All-on-4 implants are immediate-load, meaning you can bite and chew with them right away. After placing the posts into your mouth, your dentist affixes or snaps in your dentures.
With good oral hygiene, your dental implants can last for decades. To keep yours in top condition, The Smile Boutique recommends:
Call The Smile Boutique today to request a dental implant consultation, or book your appointment online.