Dental Implants in Oro Valley, AZ
The Right Choice for Restoring One or More Teeth
Dental implants can replace one or more teeth. Your implants will look identical to healthy teeth while preventing oral health problems such as bone loss and dental shifting. No other tooth replacement option preserves your facial bone structure like dental implants, which is why many dental professionals recommend implants as the healthiest tooth replacement option.
Dr. Wood, Dr. Coles, Dr. Saghafi, and Dr. Holbrook are experts at placing dental implants and helping more patients qualify for implant-based treatment. Contact Arizona Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons in Oro Valley, AZ, today if you have missing or failing teeth and would like to explore your restoration options.
What Is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants essentially mimic the way a natural tooth’s root works: the roots of your teeth create a firm hold so that you can bite and tear foods. Dental implants are inserted into the jaw bone to replace the roots of missing teeth. The medical-grade titanium post naturally integrates with your bone, creating a strong foundation for your replacement teeth. Your final crowns are secured onto the posts with a connective abutment, creating beautiful and long-lasting results.
Our office uses advanced technology to 3D cone beam and intraoral scanners to create digital impressions, expediting the dental implant treatment process.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer many benefits over dentures and other tooth replacement options. Some of the advantages of dental implants include:
Your treatment plan is tailored to your exact needs, whether you need to replace a single tooth or your entire smile through full-arch restoration.
Prevent Bone Loss
Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that stimulate the jaw bone, preventing the jaw bone from deteriorating due to tooth loss.
Because the post fuses to the jaw bone, your implants become a secure addition to your smile and can last a lifetime with proper care and good oral hygiene.
Enjoy Your Favorite Foods
Dentures and bridges can make it difficult to eat, whereas dental implants restore full biting and chewing force, so you can eat comfortably and confidently.
Types of Dental Implants
Our surgeons at Arizona Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons offer a variety of implants and will help you select the right choice based on your restorative and financial needs.
- Single Tooth Replacement. We can insert a dental implant anywhere in the mouth where you would like a replacement tooth. Implants can replace any type of tooth, including molars.
- Immediate Implants. If you need a tooth extracted, we can insert a dental implant on the same day as the extraction. This saves you money and greatly reduces the total treatment time.
- Multiple Teeth Replacement. An implant-supported bridge restores several teeth right next to each other. With an implant, your existing teeth do not need to be filed down to hold the bridge.
- Full-Arch Restoration. The Straumann® Pro Arch system provides a complete smile makeover using dental implants to support a fixed prosthesis in one or both arches.
By using our unique 1-2-3 implant placement methodology, we significantly reduce the time required to complete implant-based restoration.
Dental Implant Procedure
During your consultation, your oral surgeon will take 3D scans, discuss your restoration goals, and design a treatment plan. These scans may also be used to create custom 3D surgical guides for your procedure. We will also select the type of anesthesia used for your surgical procedure. Most patients undergo IV sedation for dental implant placement.
You will return to our office for your oral surgery procedure. After administering your anesthesia, the surgeon will make an incision in the gum tissue and carefully place the implants into the bone. The surgical sites will be sutured and you will rest until your anesthesia wears off.
There will be a healing period of several weeks before you can resume full chewing function. A soft diet may be necessary for some time, but most patients return to their normal routines within a week or two. Your dentist may provide a temporary prosthesis to wear during the healing period. Once the implant posts have fully healed, you will receive your final prosthesis and can enjoy your beautiful, healthy new teeth.
Cost of Dental Implants
The cost of replacing a tooth or teeth with dental implants varies for every patient. We take several factors into consideration, such as the number of implants you need, if you require bone grafting or tooth extractions, your insurance, and your choice of anesthesia. We will provide you with a cost estimate during the consultation.
Denture Replacement With Dental Implants
Patients who wear removable dentures often seek a long-term alternative, because dentures often slip inside the mouth and cause sores. You must replace dentures every few years and have them professionally fitted, which can add up over time. Because there is nothing fused to the jaw bone, you are at risk of jaw bone atrophy.
The Straumann Pro Arch fixed solution is ideal for patients who currently wear full or partial dentures. This treatment uses multiple implants to support a fixed prosthesis. Your new teeth will stay in place at all times and preserve your facial structure. If you’re ready to replace your dentures in Oro Valley, AZ, contact our practice today.
Hear From Dental Implants Patients
These patients can tell you about their firsthand experience undergoing dental implants at our office.
Reviews From Our Dental Implants Patients
Lynda Reviews Her Dental Implants Procedure
"If I had a choice of going through delivery again of a child, I'd rather do that than go to the dentist and have a tooth pulled or have an implant. I was scared. I probably drove Dr. Coles crazy. I had seen him twice, and he went step by step exactly what he was going to do, and I finally felt comfortable, and the biggest thing was trust. It went really, really well, and I've had another one, and I'm probably going to have to have more in the future. And I wouldn't hesitate. Everything that Dr. Coles does — because I was scared when I had to come back — step by step, "This is what I'm going to do; this is how it's going to feel," and I couldn't have asked for anything more. He just puts you really, really at ease. Some of my friends, after I had the implant, I told them all about it, and I told them there's nothing to fear, and if they need an implant, I would go ahead and definitely come to Arizona Oral Surgery."
Steve Reviews His Dental Implants Procedure
"I came to Arizona Oral Surgeons to get dental implants and a bone graft done. My experience here was fantastic. It was very pain-free, and the people treated me very well. They don’t treat you just as a patient, they treat you as a person, and that really made me feel comfortable. Dr. Coles is fantastic. Throughout my entire procedure, he explained everything. I would highly recommend coming out here, at least discussing it with these folks out here, and if it seems like a match, I would definitely stay here. Dr. Coles is a fantastic doctor."
Heather Reviews Her Dental Implants Procedure
"I actually had a root canal that was several years old, and it had a crack in the root, so I got a major infection in my mouth, and I was going to need an extraction done because the root couldn't be saved anymore. I don't like the dentist — I have to admit. They were great. They got me in right away, which was very helpful because I was in an excruciating amount of pain. Dr. Coles — he first extracted my tooth, and then I had to have extra bone put in for the implant to be able to fit, so I did have to have a sinus lift done. And I was asleep for the whole thing, which was perfect — just the way I like to go. Dr. Coles is great. He is very friendly — he made me feel very comfortable. I would recommend coming here. I think that they're helpful. They'll help you with the expenses; they're open to working with the payment plan for you. They just made the whole process very easy."
Madeline Reviews Her Dental Implants Procedure
"One of my teeth fell out — front — and I needed to have an implant. I went to see Dr. Coles. He was very personable, very nice. When I knew I had to have surgery, yes, I was nervous, but really, it was fine — no problems — and he reassured me that everything was okay. It was nice. I was very comfortable. Overall, I would not go any place else, and I have already recommended AZOMS to other people because I don't think you can get this kind of care. I really do trust Dr. Wood and Dr. Coles. I would not go to anybody else; they're both great."
Ken Reviews His Dental Implants Procedure
"I had a bad tooth, and that tooth was going to leave me only four. Consequently, we decided to pull out those four teeth and put in a complete upper arrangement. I had a bone graft and four implants placed by Dr. Coles. Every single person that walked through the recovery area checked on me, wanted to know how I was, how I felt, was I doing okay. I had a wonderful experience here. Three other members of my family also come here, and they're all impressed to no end. Dr. Coles and AZOMS is number one in my opinion."
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does dental implant surgery take?
Dental implant placement takes between 30–60 minutes for a single implant. If multiple implants are placed or you are undergoing Straumann Pro Arch treatment, the procedure will take between 1 and 3 hours.
Are tooth implants painful?
IV sedation is often used for this procedure, which renders you into a sleep-like state. You will not feel discomfort and most patients have no memory of the surgery afterward. Some discomfort can be expected following any type of surgical procedure, but this subsides within a few days.
Can you finance dental implants?
Our office accepts several financing options to cover the cost of your dental implant treatment, including CareCredit® and LendingClub®. We can explain these options in detail during your consultation and help you apply, or you can easily apply online.
Who places dental implants?
Dental implant placement is an oral and maxillofacial surgery procedure, therefore an oral surgeon is the most qualified professional to perform it. Oral surgeons specialize in implant dentistry and many other oral surgery procedures, and can safely administer all types of anesthesia. When a patient needs implants, a dentist will refer the patient to an oral surgeon.
Exceptional Outcomes From a Team You Can Trust
We’ve been caring for patients in southern Arizona for over 50 years. As board-certified experts, our surgeons bring years of training and expertise to you and your loved ones with the highest standards. Learn more about our office or contact Arizona Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons today to see how we can improve your oral health.