Dental Implants – Goodyear, AZ
The Closest Tooth Replacement to the Real Deal
Over the last couple of decades, the dental implant procedure has been nearly perfected and boasts an impressive 98 percent success rate. Due to its unique properties, it’s one of the most popular tooth replacement solutions among patients. By restoring both the missing root and biting surface of teeth, it’s able to provide patients with a prosthetic that looks and feels completely natural. This leads to boosted confidence and improved overall quality of life. To learn more, you can read below or contact our dental office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Wheeler to discuss replacing missing teeth with dental implants in our Goodyear, AZ dental office.
Why Choose Goodyear Family Dentistry for Dental Implants?
- Start-to-Finish Dental Implant Treatment
- KaVo 3D Cone Beam CT Scanner
- Medit i500 Digital Impression System
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a small, titanium post that is surgically placed below your gums and into the jaw to restore the root of a missing tooth. Due to its biocompatible nature, it’s able to naturally fuse with the jawbone to provide it with blood flow and stimulation. Once the fusion is complete, a small, metal connector piece is attached to the implant that will hold a restoration. Depending on your unique tooth loss situation, you can have a crown, bridge, or denture secured to your implant posts to restore your smile.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer a slew of unique benefits that sets them apart from traditional restorative treatments. Some of the advantages that you’ll be able to enjoy with dental implants include:
- Lifespan of 30+ years
- 98 percent treatment success rate
- Preservation of jawbone density
- Prevent sagging, hollow-looking, and drooping facial features
- Natural looking and feeling replacement teeth
- No need to worry about unstable restorations
- No alteration of your surrounding teeth required
- Enhanced eating and speaking abilities
Are Dental Implants Right for You?
The best way to learn whether dental implants are right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Wheeler. Our team will conduct a thorough examination of your mouth and take X-rays to determine whether you would be a good candidate for the procedure. Typically, we look for some of the following traits in a good dental implant candidate:
- Sufficient jawbone density
- Dedication to maintaining good oral hygiene
- Good oral health
- Free of autoimmune diseases
If you don’t meet all of these requirements right away, there’s no need to worry. We offer preparatory procedures that can help get you there over time. Once we determine that implants are right for you, we’ll develop a customized treatment plan and walk you through it.
Missing Single Tooth
To restore a single missing tooth, we can place one dental implant in the gap between your teeth below the gums. The post will secure a customized dental crown into place, restoring your completed smile.
Missing Multiple Teeth
If you’re missing two or more consecutive teeth, we can place a bridge secured to two dental implant posts located at either end of the gap in your smile. That way, instead of needing to alter your natural teeth to anchor the prosthetic, the implants will provide it with unwavering support.
Missing All of Your Teeth
An implant-retained denture can be attached to anywhere from four to eight dental implants located at various positions in your arch. Once attached to the posts, you won’t have to worry about slipping or shifting dentures.
For patients who are missing an entire arch of teeth and don’t want to undergo the waiting period between implant surgery and the placement of your restoration, we also offer Teeth-in-a-Day. On the day of your surgery, we’ll place a load-bearing denture so you don’t have to go through an extended period of time without your pearly whites.
Cost of Dental Implants
To find out the cost of your dental implant treatment, we’ll need to first examine your mouth and confirm several cost-determining factors, including:
- How many dental implants you need placed
- What type of restoration you require
- Whether you need any preparatory procedures
- If you require sedation during your surgery
At your initial consultation, we’ll discuss all of these details with you and walk you through a breakdown of the price of treatment. If you have any questions about insurance coverage or financing, we’ll be more than happy to address them.