At Warren & Hagerman Family Dentistry, we want our patients to love their smiles! For patients suffering the pain and embarrassment of tooth loss, Dr. Warren and Dr. Hagerman provide treatment for a natural-looking, comfortable smile using dental implants, or tooth implants, at our Litchfield Park, AZ dental implant center.
Are Dental Implants Right For Your Smile?
Are you missing one or more of your teeth? Regular brushing, flossing, and preventive checkups allow some people to maintain their natural smiles for a lifetime. However, sometimes our teeth are damaged by decay, age, stress, illness, trauma, or everyday wear and tear.
No matter the cause of your tooth loss, the solution remains the same: to rebuild a natural, healthy smile with a tooth replacement.
If you’ve lost a tooth (or teeth) due to injury or decay, dental implants could help to repair your oral health and rejuvenate your smile.
Dental implants are often the best solution for tooth loss because they:
- Look Natural
You don’t want a replacement tooth that looks fake - this could draw even more negative attention to your smile than a lost tooth. The best dental implants are the ones matched so when they are near your natural teeth the result is a natural-looking smile.
- Don’t Hurt
A replacement for your lost tooth (or teeth) needs to feel comfortable in your mouth and to allow you to enjoy your favorite foods without irritating your gums or adjacent teeth. Once healed, dental implants are a pain-free, permanent solution!
- Are Easy To Take Care Of
Dental implants are permanent - no slipping dentures or removable bridges! You can take care of your dental implants the same way you do your natural teeth: simple brushing and flossing.
- Keep Your Mouth Healthy
Bulky dental appliances can cause bone loss and irritation to your gums and can increase your risk of periodontal disease and tooth decay. Dental implants fit perfectly with your natural smile, protecting your jaw bone and gums.
- Can Last A Lifetime
Your dental implants are created to last the rest of your life! No other tooth replacement solution can make that claim.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants are titanium posts implanted in your jaw that act as artificial “tooth roots”, permanently anchoring your new tooth, bridge or denture. Each implant is finished off with a dental crown, providing a chewing surface and restoring the appearance of the missing tooth. Modern tooth restoration has never been better!
What Type Of Dental Implant Do I Need?
At Warren & Hagerman Family Dentistry we will recommend the type of dental implant that will work best to solve your tooth loss. Whether you need to replace one tooth or you need full mouth dental implants, your consultation with Dr. Hagerman or Dr. Warren will help us decide which type of dental implant will work best for your smile.
Single Dental Implant
If you’ve lost a single tooth due to decay or trauma, a single dental implant can help you smile with confidence again. Your natural tooth can be replaced with a single titanium dental implant and natural-looking dental crown.
A dental implant will replace your natural tooth’s root and surface, allowing you to smile, speak and enjoy your favorite foods just like you could with your natural tooth!
Implant Retained Dentures
Implant retained dentures (also known as "overdentures") can significantly restore the quality of life for many patients. Loss of a tooth can cause problems with basic, day-to-day activities like chewing or even speaking. Our patients can find relief from discomfort and inconvenience with these removable "snap-in" dentures that are stabilized using dental implants.
All-on-4® Dental Implants
With All-on-4 dental implants, your dental implants are stabilized together with a prosthesis that allows you to use your teeth immediately.
If you are a good candidate for All-on-4 dental implants, you can expect to have your restored teeth in just one day! Everyone’s case is unique, but the vast majority of the work done by Dr. Warren and Dr. Hagerman will be done before the implant surgery.
Hybridge Full Mouth Dental Implant Bridge
This type of dental implant is designed to replace up to 12 teeth on the upper or lower jaws. This durable prosthesis is placed on titanium dental implants, making it a permanent solution for our dental patients suffering from the loss of multiple teeth.
Hybrid Implant Dentures
Hybrid implant dentures are an innovative solution for patients who need to replace full rows of teeth. This restorative dental procedure consists of dentures that are permanently fixed to dental implants.
Hybrid implant dentures can be the ideal solution if you currently have dentures but are tired of dentures causing irritation to your gums and sliding around your mouth.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
The simple answer to how much dental implants cost is this: it depends. Just like with any surgery, there are numerous factors that can influence the cost of dental implants. We can provide you an accurate estimate after a consultation with Dr. Warren or Dr. Hagerman.
Considerations for the cost of dental implants can include:
- The quality, amount, and location of bone. If you require a bone graft, the total costs associated with your implants will be higher.
- The number of teeth that need to be replaced and the type of dental implant that will be used.
- Dental insurance. Some insurances cover only parts of implant treatment, or have a waiting period for eligibility.
If you’re concerned about the cost of dental implants, call our Litchfield Park dental practice to schedule your dental implants consultation.
This consultation will allow our dental implant experts to understand your oral health goals and financial considerations, while presenting you with the best possible information about dental implants.
Whether you’re on a budget, have a fixed income, or aren’t sure if your dental insurance covers dental implants, we have a variety of financing plans available to you.
Dental Implant Restoration
Problems with dental implants are rare, but they can happen. If you notice your dental implant has loosened, is causing your gum to swell, or the crown on top of your implant is cracked, call Dr. Warren and Dr. Hagerman right away to schedule an emergency dentist appointment!
A dental implant can’t fix itself and if you try to treat it at home, you could end up causing more damage to your mouth.
Schedule Your Consultation With Warren & Hagerman Family Dentistry Today!
If you have questions about dental implants, or our other tooth replacement services, call us today to schedule an appointment.
A consultation with our dental implants specialists Dr. Warren and Dr. Hagerman is the perfect way to answer all of your questions about permanent tooth loss solutions and help you decide if dental implants could help give you back your smile!
We often recommend a dental crown to patients whose teeth don’t have enough healthy enamel to support a filling.