Dental implant Restoration

Dental Implant  Restoration Services in Tucson

For over 20 years Foothills Family Dentistry has been the #1 professional dental implant restoration choice of Tucson. From its inception in 1984, Foothills has been founded on the principle of quality care. To us, this means providing the best treatment for every patient while keeping each individual’s needs and desires in mind.

What Are Dental Implants

Despite cutting-edge technology, advanced kinds of toothpaste and procedures, millions of Americans still experience tooth loss – mostly due to tooth decay, periodontal disease, injury, and other possible ailments. For many years, the only available option for these individuals were bridges or dentures. Today, modern science and dentistry allow us the use of dental implants. Dental implants are made of titanium alloys that are implanted into a person’s jaw bone. Once the implant has been rooted, a cap is screwed onto the implant that resembles a tooth – usually made from ceramic composite material.


Do I Need a Dental Implant?

Getting a dental implant is a great option for a lot of people who do not want to undergo root canal therapy or who have missing teeth. While there are other options to dental implants, the American Dental Association (ADA) notes that the procedure is one of the biggest dental advancements in the past 40 years, making it an option worth looking into. Getting a dental implant is usually a three-phase process that requires the extraction of a dead or decaying tooth, the healing of the jaw bone and then the insertion of the tooth replacement and crown.

Benefits of a Dental Implant

Everyone wants a bright white smile to last them the rest of their lives, dental implants can make that happen! At Foothills Family Dental you can get the best teeth whitening procedure available in Tucson, but let’s break down what the benefits. It’s very important to take care of a missing tooth for your health, and of course your dental health. Not only will a missing tooth affect the functionality of your mouth but it may lead to a list of other issues. So the first benefit is stopping further issues from occurring. Next let’s take a look at why a dental implant is the best option for tooth replacement.

Long term health benefits of dental implants

The best thing about a dental implant has to do with the fact that it helps to preserve the bones in your jaw and prevents any further deterioration of facial structure. When someone loses or most or all their teeth the jawbone has nothing left to stimulate and this can cause deterioration of facial tissue and cause collapsing of your chin and jawline. Even if you only need 1 replaced, the long term benefits are worth it. To get started you can give Foothills Family Dental in Tucson a call today.


Realistic look and feel to tooth replacement

The first thing in someone’s mind when it comes to debating a tooth replacement method like dental implants is if it will look real. This is the best option considering they not only look real but feel real when you use them as well. They were designed to look as real as possible. When you put them side to side with other tooth replacements, a dental implant always wins the race. Once you have one implanted you can then treat it like you would any other tooth. There’s no special dental hygiene maintenance for it. You’ll just need to brush and floss like you would any other. For the most natural smile contact Foothills Family Dental.

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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.