Have you just lost a permanent tooth? Do you have an old dental bridge or denture that you want to replace? Dental implants are a modern option for patients to replace missing teeth in our Sahuarita, AZ office. This restorative dental treatment replaces one or multiple missing teeth and secures crowns, bridges, and dentures and partials in place. Dr. Jordan Morris works with patients through every implant process step to create durable restorations that look and feel natural.
Dental Implant Treatment in Sahuarita, AZ
Before implant treatment, we ensure you have sufficient jaw bone to support the implant post. We can recommend bone grafting or sinus augmentation as needed to prepare for treatment. In addition, we will take dental x-rays to determine where to place the implants for the best results.
There are several steps to implant treatment:
- To begin treatment, we will place the titanium implant post underneath the tissue and then place a healing cap to cover the post.
- Over a period of 3 to 6 months, the post fuses to the jaw bone during a process called osseointegration. This process ensures the implant post is stable in the mouth.
- Once the implant post fuses to the jaw bone, we replace the healing cap with an abutment or connecting piece. Then, we take a dental impression for the crown, bridge, or denture.
- Finally, we attach the custom restoration to the implant abutment.
Dental implant treatment can take 5 to 8 months, depending on the individual’s healing. It can also take longer if patients require bone grafting or sinus augmentation.
Dental Implant FAQs
Do you want to know more about dental implants? Here we will answer popular questions about dental implants and implant treatment:
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Unlike removable restorations, dental implants can:
- Improve speech
- Prevent bone loss and shrinkage
- Keep adjacent teeth stable
- Last permanently
- Prevent facial sagging
Can dental implants fail?
Although dental implants have a 95% success rate, some factors contribute to implant failure. We ask that patients avoid smoking and tobacco products because nicotine restricts blood flow. The jaw bone tissue requires blood flow to heal properly. Before implant treatment, we ensure that patients have enough jaw bone tissue to support their implants to avoid implant failure. Common signs of implant failure include gum recession and inflammation, pain around the implant, or loose dental implants.
How do I clean my implants?
You can clean your dental implants just like natural teeth. After we first place the implants, we will place a healing cap. You can gently brush and floss around the cap, and once we place the permanent dental restoration, you can clean the crown, bridge, or denture.
Replace Missing Teeth
Are you interested in dental implants? Do you want to secure a bridge or denture with implants? Call Dr. Jordan Morris for an implant consultation today at 520.412.9162 or schedule a dental appointment online. Dr. Morris can also provide dental implants if you have a removable dental bridge or denture.