Dental Implants in Tucson
BLAKE R. ADAMS, D.D.S.
- Doctor of Dental Surgery: University of Oklahoma
- Implant Specialist Certification: Loma Linda University
- Masters on Implantology: UNLV and California Implant Institute
- Chief Implant Resident: Loma Linda University
- Instructor: California Implant Institute
- Instructor: Implant Training Solutions
- Digital Implant Trainer: Nobel Biocare
- Digital Denture Consultant: Paramount Dental Lab
Dental Implants From A Certified Expert You Can Count On
Dr. Adams brings a passion for excellence to the patients he’s honored to serve. Before completing a bachelor’s degree at Arizona State University, he learned teamwork and small-town values growing up with seven siblings in Snowflake, Arizona. He continued his education at the University of Oklahoma School of Dentistry where he received a Doctorate of Dental Surgery.
Following his training, Dr. Adams dedicated a decade as a clinician and practice owner caring for patients in Arizona. As his skills grew, he set a goal to serve his patients at the next level. Dr. Adams earned a Master’s in Implantology before enrolling in three more years at Loma Linda University in 2018. As Chief Resident, he completed rigorous training in complex surgical procedures to reach another pinnacle in his career.
Helping Patients And His Colleagues
Dr. Adams’ passion for excellence comes through in every aspect of his practice. He loves helping patients discover the full benefit of comprehensive care that’s built on a decade of experience and years of advanced training. His warm chairside manner and willingness to take time with each patient sets the tone for the kind of service he’s known to give.
As a lifelong learner, Dr. Adams continually reviews the latest techniques and services. But he’s also a mentor to his colleagues and teaches digital dentistry for Nobel Biocare, a respected dental manufacturer. He also serves as an instructor in dental implants for the California Institute and Implant Training Solutions. Dr. Adams believes passionately in helping dentists learn to provide high-quality care to every patient.
Life Balance For Better Dentistry
When Dr. Adams isn’t helping his patients, he enjoys spending time with his family and enjoying the outdoors. He and his wife have four children ranging from middle school to college, and they’ve been married for over 23 years. As an avid athlete, Dr. Adams clocks many miles each week. He’s run half-ironman events, and the Grand Canyon Rim-To-Rim run. And one of his most memorable experiences involved completing the Boston Marathon. Dr. Adams is also active in his church and looks for opportunities to support his community and local events.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is this procedure safe?
The technology for this procedure continues to advance and had made it extremely safe. This is considered not only safe but one of the most reliable ways to replace a tooth.
How long will the tooth replacement process take?
This process will likely happen with 2 phases. This will be spread out over a three to nine-month period. It could take longer if you start with an extraction that needs to heal. In some cases, you may even need bone grafts.
Is this tooth replacement method painful?
This option is actually relatively painless. During the process, the dentist will give you an anesthetic. This will make sure you don’t feel any pain. After it’s done you’ll be prescribed antibiotics and possibly some pain medication. You’ll most likely only deal with minimal discomfort.
What foods can you eat after the surgery?
After your surgery, for the next 2 days, you’ll need to eat soft foods and liquids only. Things like milkshakes, yogurt, smooth soups, and mashed potatoes. On your 3rd day of healing, you can then begin eating foods that require minimal chewing. For example, cooked noodles, macaroni and cheese, and soft sandwiches. During these days avoid crunch or tough foods like rice, pizza, and popcorn. Also, stay away from spicy foods and anything acidic. After about 7 days of your dental implant surgery, you can go back to your regular diet.