At San Tan Oral Surgery we offer several implant-related treatments to replace one or more missing teeth. We specialize in implant treatment because we believe that dental implants are the ideal solution for tooth loss.
Am I a Candidate for Implants?
If you are in good oral and overall health, you should qualify for implant treatment. If you have experienced significant bone deterioration due to tooth loss, you may need a bone graft first. During your consultation, Dr. Cynthia Colson will be able to determine if implants are right for you. This usually involves a series of diagnostic tests that may include digital x-rays and CBCT scans.
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All-on-4® Treatment Concept
We offer the All-on-4 treatment concept for patients missing all or most of their teeth. As the name suggests, this full-arch restoration only uses four implants to support the entire bridge. The posterior (back) implants are placed at an angle to utilize the strongest part of the jawbone. Other full-arch restorations usually require six to eight implants. Thanks to the revolutionary new technique, All-on-4 is much more effective and minimally-invasive than other options.
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All-on-4® vs Traditional Dentures
We at San Tan Oral Surgery can help you regain that lost vigor and bring back that smile that you slowly lost over the years. Many of our patients can benefit from either a more permanent, All-on-4 implant-supported bridge or a more economical traditional denture.
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Caring for Your All-on-4® Treatment Concept
At San Tan Oral Surgery, we teach all of our patients how to clean for their new set of teeth right after we place them. However, it is always safe to occasionally give a friendly reminder, just to be certain they do know how to care for them.
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Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are the next best thing to your natural teeth. This makes implants a more convenient, durable, secure, and aesthetically pleasing option over traditional restorations. The numerous benefits of dental implants have made them the industry standard for tooth replacement!
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How Do Missing Teeth Affect Your Jaw?
We here at San Tan Oral Surgery frequently find people aged 60 and up with severe edentulism. This is the state in which people have already lost most of their teeth. At this point, they can no longer eat solid foods without either dentures or implants. Edentulism also takes a toll on the jaw. With all the changes and damage it makes, we like to educate our valued patients to help prevent tooth loss from occurring to help prevent that lost vigor with your oral health.
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Dental Implant FAQ
We believe patient education is the cornerstone of good oral health. During your initial appointment, Dr. Cynthia Colson will be happy to answer any questions you have regarding dental implants. This is also an excellent opportunity for you to voice any concerns. Staying informed can help you better maintain your restoration and prevent potential problems.
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Dental Implant Placement
In our clinic, we meet people from all walks of life. Whether they are students, seniors, or even fellow dentists, everyone needs to get their teeth done by someone. While many people may go through their lives without requiring a single extraction, there will always be someone among the many strata of society who will need to get a tooth replacement. Fortunately, we at San Tan Oral Surgery will always do our best to bring back that fresh smile with a fantastic set of dental implants.
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After Implant Placement
A dental implant is a non-natural replacement of the tooth which is used to discontinue the possibility of any bone loss on a patient's jaw. Most of the time, it is the sole solution for re-establishing the function of the teeth, and keeping their structure. Beyond what a dental implant can do, the procedure provides more than just aesthetic enrichment because it gives people a greater ability to chew and eat food. To learn about the implant process, both before and after, please click the link below.
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Implant Anchored Denture
An implant-supported denture is similar to All-on-4 but usually requires more implants. We may recommend an implant-supported denture if you want a better alternative to traditional dentures. A traditional denture is a removable appliance that rests on the gums. Because it is not secured by implants, many patients experience difficulty eating, discomfort, and even embarrassing slips.
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History of Dental Implants
Dental implants may seem like they would be a more recent development in the field of oral surgery. However, some types of dental implants have been recognized as being used as far back as 2000BC. Throughout history, dental implants have been made from a hugely wide variety of materials. This includes everything from bamboo to metals, gemstones to sea shells, and teeth from other humans or animals have even been used.
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Long Term Care for Dental Implants
Dental implants can be a costly investment, but when taken care of properly they can last for many years. Taking care of an implant is just as important as taking care of your natural teeth, as many of the issues that can happen when you neglect your natural teeth can also happen with implants and crowns.
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Schedule a Consultation
Find out if dental implants are right for you! Call (480) 604-2592 to schedule your consultation appointment today!