Dental Implants – Oro Valley, AZ

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Oracle Family Dental
10195 N Oracle Rd Ste. #111
Oro Valley, AZ 85704
520-219-7004

Dental Implants

Dental Implants – Oro Valley, AZRestore Oral Health and Self-Confidence with Dental Implants

Replace One Tooth or Secure an Entire Denture

Dental implants can replace one missing tooth with a crown, or a few implants will securely hold a bridge, partial, or denture. Implants are unique in that their design features both a root and crown, like a natural tooth. The root is made up of a small titanium post that fits into the socket left empty by a missing tooth. With proper care and good dental health, implants can last a lifetime.

Schedule a dental implant consultation with Dr. Johnson in our Oro Valley, AZ office, and find out if this innovative treatment option is right for you.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Independent support

For years, dentists replaced missing teeth using manmade, solid false teeth that relied on healthy oral structures for support. Dentures sit on the bony ridges of gums, and over time, friction between the denture and gums causes the bone to wear smooth. Partials attach to healthy teeth with clasps, which puts added stress on the supporting teeth. Crowns and bridges are support by crowns on healthy teeth, which means those healthy teeth are permanently altered. Implants are independently anchored to the jaw, so no healthy tissues are stressed.

Jawbone health

In addition, when teeth roots are not present in the jaw, the body redirects essential nutrients to other parts of the body. Jawbone tissue becomes weak, without adequate phosphorus and calcium. Deterioration of jawbone actually shrinks the jaw, creating the sunken, aged appearance we attribute to the elderly. If you wear a bridge, denture, or partial, your jaw can shrink over time, making you subject to an older appearance. Furthermore, poor bone density makes the jaw more fragile and prone to damage. With implants independently anchored to the jawbone, patients do not experience osteoporosis of the bone.

Schedule a dental implant consultation with Dr. Johnson in our Oro Valley, AZ office, and find out if this innovative treatment option is right for you.

Reliability

Particularly for denture patients, dental implants offer unmatched reliability. Denture wearers know the embarrassment and frustration of a loose, wobbly, slipping prosthetic. When attached to implants, a denture does not wobble at all. Instead, it is solidly retained, so the patient can eat, speak, and smile with full confidence that nothing embarrassing will happen with their denture. Implant-retained dentures also give patients the freedom to eat chewy and crunchy foods that were formerly off the menu.

Easy denture maintenance

Implant-retained dentures never require adhesive or natural suction. The implant posts secure the implant completely. Depending on whether your denture is permanently fixed or removable, your daily care routine will be prescribed by Dr. Johnson. Your denture will never require relining.

The Dental Implant Procedure

To place dental implants, a brief outpatient surgery is required. Each implant post is surgically secured into a socket in the jaw. Positioning will be precisely planned according to the unique biological features of your jaw. Over a period of three to six months, your bone will integrate with the implant post, securing the post like a strong, healthy tooth root. You may wear a temporary restoration or prosthetic during this healing period, which we call osseointegration.

After your jaw heals and implant posts are anchored firmly, Dr. Johnson will replace your temporary with a permanent restoration or prosthetic.

Schedule a dental implant consultation with Dr. Johnson in our Oro Valley, AZ office, and find out if this innovative treatment option is right for you.

Your Dental Implant Appointment

To learn more about dental implants and whether they’re the right choice for you, talk with Dr. Johnson. Our Oro Valley, AZ dental office is accepting new patients now. We look forward to helping you improve your life with modern dentistry.