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Our Cave Creek dental implants attach fully functional, replacement teeth, to the jawbone, just like the roots of your natural teeth. Dental implants provide a stable and strong foundation for replacement teeth, fusing with the bone in the jaw. A custom tooth restoration is then securely anchored to the implant to create a new tooth that looks, feels, and functions like a natural tooth.

What are the benefits of dental implants in North Scottsdale?

Dental implants offer many benefits and advantages.

  • Eat all the foods you love, without restriction
  • Look beautiful and natural
  • Function exactly like natural teeth
  • Improves oral health
  • Long-lasting
  • Far more comfortable than dentures
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Who is a good candidate for dental implants in Scottsdale?

Most adults over the age of 18 are good candidates for dental implants in North Scottsdale. However, Dr. Kuerschner may not recommend dental implants as a suitable solution if you are not in good general health, have periodontal disease, are a smoker, or suffer from diabetes.

Longevity of Dental Implants in Carefree?

How long do dental implants last? The dental implant crown typically lasts 10 to 15 years and may require replacement due to routine wear and tear over many years. Excellent dental hygiene and cautious use of the implants should extend the crown’s life well beyond 15 years. Implants at the back of the mouth tend to last for fewer years than those at the front of the mouth since the molars do the heaviest lifting when eating. As for the screws to which the crowns attach, with a good dental hygiene routine that includes daily brushing and flossing, the implant’s screw should last for the duration of one’s lifetime. Routine dental checkups are still advised twice yearly.

What is the procedure for dental implants in Scottsdale?

The first step in receiving dental implants is to consult with Dr. Kuerschner and his team at Summit Aesthetics in North Scottsdale, AZ, to create a treatment plan that will give you the results you need and desire. Once a plan of action is in place, Dr. Kuerschner will place the implant, a device made from titanium, into the jaw, where it will fuse over time, a process called osseointegration.

For the titanium implant to become securely anchored in the jawbone will require about three months. Once the bone has fused to the implant, an abutment, or connector post, is attached to the implant to connect the custom-created replacement tooth. Dr. Kuerschner will have created a model of your replacement teeth, including matching the tooth shape and color for the most natural and attractive results.

Cost of Dental Implants

The price of a full mouth of dental implants can vary significantly from patient to patient, typically ranging in the tens of thousands of dollars. While an exact is available in a personal consultation at our office, it is helpful to understand that some of the variables that impact the final cost of the procedure include how many teeth are to be extracted, as well as the last type of dental implant best suited to a patient’s unique needs.

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Why choose Dr. Kuerschner in Scottsdale for dental implants?

Dr. Kuerschner and the highly-skilled team at Summit Aesthetics are renowned experts in both facial and oral surgery procedures. With over 60 years of combined experience in medical aesthetics, Summit Aesthetics provides a warm, welcoming environment for those patients seeking the utmost quality in dental, oral, and facial surgical care.

FAQ

Should I get a dental implant?

While implants are an excellent solution for patients missing just one or even all teeth, a complimentary personal consultation is the best way of determining this for sure. We will discuss your goals for the procedure, assess the state of your dental anatomy, and determine if implants are right for you. We have helped patients as young as 18 and as old as 90-plus to restore their teeth with implants.

How do dental implants work?

Dental implants require a healthy jawbone to be set into. An X-ray will be taken to ensure you have a solid bone base, and bone grafting can be done to rectify this if not. A titanium implant is set in place during a 30-minute surgical procedure when a healthy bone base is established. You are then set up with a temporary restoration and can return to work right after the procedure. Within 2 to 3 weeks, your jawbone will have naturally fused around the titanium implant(s) set in place, and the temporary restoration is replaced with an artificial tooth or bridge.

Are dental implants always successful?

Between 90 and 95 percent of dental implants are successful. Failure can occur in rare instances when the jawbone doesn’t fuse around the implant. Such instances are easily corrected, and the patient is provided a temporary tooth, so their appearance isn’t affected. Another rare cause of failure occurs in cement restoration. Implants can be affixed with either a special cement or a screw, and we most often opt for screws since they are more reliable and can be removed for professional cleaning and put back in with ease.

Are dental implants painful?

As with all dental procedures, some discomfort is expected, but this tends to be after the procedure is done and is easily managed with pain medication. Local anesthesia is used to make the surgery itself as pain-free as possible, and the surgery is precise and only mildly uncomfortable. If teeth need to be extracted before implants can be set, both procedures can be done in one visit to require less recovery time.

Bone grafting procedures involve a bit more discomfort and require a longer recovery process. Most patients will experience a few uncomfortable days after bone grafting surgery, and pain medication can be prescribed.

If having dental work done makes you nervous or uncomfortable, we can provide light sedation to help you feel calm and relaxed.

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