Dental Implants in Sahuarita, AZ
Beautiful Restoration for Missing or Damaged Teeth
Dental implants are an incredible solution for missing, damaged, or infected teeth. They are custom made to look natural in your mouth and provide the same functionality and health benefits as healthy adult teeth.
Dr. Robert Wood, Dr. Nicholas Coles, Dr. Negin Saghafi, and Dr. Jerome Holbrook are experts in placing dental implants. Our team will create a unique treatment plan for your needs and restore health and beauty to your smile. Contact Arizona Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons in Sahuarita, AZ, today for your dental implant consultation.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a type of tooth restoration made up of a post, an abutment, and a crown. Together, these parts replicate the appearance and function of natural teeth. Dental implants are a popular tooth replacement option because they blend in with your other teeth and can last for the rest of your life with proper care.
The process of getting a dental implant will involve your oral surgeon and your general dentist. Your surgeon will insert the implant, and your dentist will create and place your final dental crown.
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 professionals recommend dental implants to replace missing teeth because they offer numerous advantages over other types of tooth restoration:
Many Patients Qualify
With advancements in bone grafting treatment, we can help more patients qualify for dental implants even if gum or bone loss has occurred.
Protect Oral Health
Dental implants stimulate the jaw bone, which keeps the jaw healthy and strong. Implants also prevent existing teeth from shifting out of place.
Because of their custom designs, your implants will look natural in your mouth and help you regain confidence in your smile.
Once the implant sites have healed, you can eat your favorite foods with durable new teeth that stay in place.
Types of Dental Implants
Whether you need to replace a single tooth or your entire smile, our oral surgeons can determine the right type of dental implants for your health and budget. At Arizona Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, we offer many types of dental implant treatments, including:
- Single Implants. We will use one dental implant to replace one missing tooth.
- Immediate Implants. After having a tooth extracted, we can place the dental implant at the same visit. This reduces your overall treatment time and saves you money.
- Multiple Teeth Replacement. Dental implant bridges or multiple individual implants are great options if you need to restore multiple teeth. Implant-supported bridges are self-sufficient and do not rely on other teeth for support, unlike traditional bridges.
- Full-Arch Restoration. Using several implants to support a fixed prosthesis, we can transform your entire smile in just one surgical visit with the Straumann® Pro Arch system.
By using our unique 1-2-3 implant placement methodology, we significantly reduce the time required to complete implant-based restoration.
Dental Implant Surgery
When you meet with one of our surgeons at the consultation, we will evaluate your oral health and outline the details of your treatment. We will take 3D scans of your mouth and discuss your anesthesia options to ensure a comfortable and safe surgical experience. IV sedation is most often used for dental implant placement, but we may also use local anesthesia for added comfort.
First, we will administer the anesthesia. Once you are comfortable, your surgeon will make an incision in the gum tissue and insert the implant post. Sutures are placed as needed, and you will rest in our office until we feel you are ready to go home. For same-day dental implants, we will numb the area, extract the tooth, and immediately insert the implant post.
Our team will provide post-operative instructions for you to follow after your surgery. Following these guidelines closely will contribute to a higher success rate for your dental implant and expedite recovery. If you ever have any questions, contact our Sahuarita office and we will be happy to help.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
During your first visit, we will provide you with a cost estimate for your dental implant treatment. This cost is different for everyone and will reflect your specific oral health needs. Factors such as the number of implants you need, your choice of anesthesia, your dental or medical insurance, and the complexity of your surgery will determine the total cost. Our practice accepts many payment methods and financing options to help you afford the care you need. Contact our office in Sahuarita, AZ, today to receive a cost estimate for your dental implants.
Denture Replacement With Dental Implants
Our oral surgeons offer the Straumann Pro Arch system for full-arch restoration cases. This treatment involves using several dental implant posts to secure a fixed denture, completely restoring the appearance and function of your entire smile. While traditional dentures rest on the bony ridge in the mouth, implant-supported dentures become a fixed part of your smile, preventing bone loss and facial sagging.
Removable dentures are an option for replacing the appearance of missing teeth, but many patients who wear dentures find them uncomfortable and embarrassing. With an implant-supported denture, you can enjoy your favorite foods and maintain regular oral hygiene without removable parts or oral sores. Contact our office today if you wear dentures or bridges and seek a more comfortable, long-term solution.
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
"I had multiple things going on. I have a very unusual bite, a difficult root system, multiple canals. I've always been extremely apprehensive in the chair, and it's lessened, I would say, 110% since coming to this group of people. With Dr. Coles, he listened. He's like, "No matter what, you are not going to feel any pain, or we're going to find another avenue." These guys have never strayed from being the consummate professionals that they are. It's been a great, great relationship, not only just because of the great work that Dr. Coles does but everybody in the staff. From the minute you hit the door, they treat you with respect, and it's always a very calm environment. I just appreciate the communication and just the care — it's very sincere. I have had multiple issues, I've lived in other parts of the country, and these guys I would recommend 150%."
"I came to Arizona Oral Surgeons to have a full-arch replacement. My first meeting with Dr. Wood was so comfortable. I wasn’t afraid of the surgery. He went through everything. He showed me the X-rays. He explained what would happen. It was just a very quiet, peaceful, nice experience. Now my teeth are a part of me. I feel like I won the lottery. They’re just so perfect. If you live in the Oro Valley area or any of the outlying areas, do consider AZOMS for your procedures because they are the best. Take my word for it. You won’t be sorry."
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."
Chuck Reviews His Dental Implants Procedure
"I’ve come to Arizona Oral Surgeons to have an extraction and implant. When I first walked into this office, I was immediately taken back by how pleasant everyone was. They greeted me as if I was an old friend, and the whole procedure went very smoothly. I had no complications; I had no pain. Dr. Coles is an extraordinary oral surgeon; he made me feel completely at ease. I had an extremely pleasant experience here. I would highly recommend Dr. Coles at AZOMS."
Nancy Reviews Her Dental Implants Procedure
"I came to Arizona Oral Surgeons for an implant and extraction of a dead tooth. I really was extremely nervous. I thought, I don’t know how this is going to work out, but they were very kind, and the next thing I knew, I was waking up with the implant in my mouth and my tooth gone. My recovery time was much better than I had expected. Dr. Coles was very friendly. He seemed extremely professional, and he definitely did the job, and I was very, very happy with him. If I had a friend in Tucson, and that friend needed oral surgery, I would definitely recommend Arizona Oral Surgeons."
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I get a dental implant with gum disease?
You must have healthy gums to receive dental implants. Gum disease weakens the gum tissue and surrounding bone, making it difficult to support an implant. If you have periodontal disease, you should treat it prior to receiving a dental implant.
What are the two main types of dental implants?
The two main types of dental implants used today are endosteal and subperiosteal implants. Endosteal implants are the most common type. For these implants, your surgeon will surgically insert the implant into the jaw bone. Subperiosteal implants are placed on top of the bone beneath the gum instead of being inserted into the bone. These implants rely on metal framework for support and are less common than endosteal implants.
How long does a tooth implant last?
If you brush and floss your implant regularly, it has the potential to last a lifetime. If the crown becomes damaged or worn, it may require replacement, but the post itself should serve you for many years.
How long does dental implant surgery take?
Our oral surgeons, on average, can place a single implant in 30 to 60 minutes. Multiple implant or full-arch restoration procedures can take between 1 and 3 hours.
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.