Tucson Dental Implants
Discover your beautiful new smile!
What is a dental implant?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made of titanium. Much like knee and hip replacements, they integrate with the surrounding anatomy to replace part of you that was lost or damaged, in order to improve your health and quality of life. Dental implants can be utilized to replace a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth.
Benefits of dental implants:
- EYou can smile confidently again. No more hiding your teeth when you’re talking or when you’re taking photos!
- EYou can chew more effectively. You won’t have to worry about what foods you can and can’t eat.
- EYou can speak with ease. Dental implants are securely in place so they won’t slip out when you’re talking.
- EYou can preserve your jawbone health. The implant stimulates your jawbone as a natural tooth root does.
Why Skyline Dental?
Get the smile you want with dental implant restoration. We can replace any teeth that are missing or decayed. Our restorations look and feel natural and can make you more confident in your smile.
At Skyline Dental, we want our patients to be able to enjoy the benefits of great oral health and a beautiful smile. Implants may be the perfect solution for you. They have the power to provide small smile touch-ups and dramatic transformations that help turn your dream smile into a reality.
Your Tucson implants dentist is committed to giving you a healthy and happy smile so you can live your best life.
This is everything dental care should be.
Dental Implant Options
Dental Implant Crowns
Used to replace a single missing tooth, dental implant crowns attach to a single dental implant.
Dental Implant Bridges
While crowns replace one tooth, dental bridges are used to replace multiple teeth. Implant bridges typically utilize 2 or more implants in order to replace sections of missing teeth. The implants act like pillars to which multiple porcelain teeth can be attached, “bridging” the gap in your smile.
When all upper or lower teeth need to be replaced, four to six implants can be placed and support an entire arch of missing teeth. Full-mouth Implant dentures (link) are a great alternative to removable dentures in that they function and look like natural and healthy teeth, but don’t need to be removed at night or for cleaning.
How it works: Implants at Skyline Dental
Examination, 3-D imaging, and planning
Implant placement followed by healing
Final crown and abutment restoration
PATIENT STORIES: Myra
“I worked with Dr. Raymond on a plan to rebuild my mouth. I had braces, implants and veneers. I cannot express how hard they work to make you comfortable and understand what is happening. ”
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“Because of the treatment plan Dr. Raymond designed for me, my smile was completely transformed! I never imagined I could have a smile like this!”
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“Great service and technology at Skyline Dental! I definitely recommend Dr. Raymond. I’m very happy with his work on my smile. I felt comfortable and safe in his care.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Are implants an option if I have worn teeth and other bite issues?
Placing and restoring implants when surrounding teeth have been damaged from a dysfunctional bite or bruxism (tooth grinding) is a common and unfortunate practice in dentistry. An exam and bite evaluation is important prior to implant treatment, especially if you’ve lost teeth due to a failed root canal or tooth fracture. Failing to address bite problems can perpetuate a very costly cycle of tooth loss and implant replacement without addressing the root cause.
How can dental implants help me?
Dental implants are small titanium screws that become the foundation for new teeth. They’re permanently placed into your jawbone, so they function like natural teeth roots and can last a lifetime. With careful planning and surgical protocols, dental implant treatments are extremely successful and complications are rare.
What is the difference between a bridge and an implant?
Dental implants are one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures. Implants are tiny titanium posts that are placed into your jawbone to act as tooth roots. This can be used to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth, depending on your needs and health condition.
While bridges use surrounding teeth to anchor the bridge in place, an implant relies on its tight fit within the jaw for support. The restored tooth looks natural and feels just like a real one; it has no metal visible on the outside of your mouth and won’t feel any different when chewing food or talking with others! Because they’re so much stronger than dentures or other removable solutions, implants can last you decades longer than traditional solutions—meaning you’ll save money by avoiding frequent replacements over time!
Will anyone be able to tell I have a tooth implant?
Dental implants, when done well, look very natural. This is especially critical when replacing one or multiple front teeth. Proper planning for implant placement is done digitally with 3D imaging and often grafting of pre-surgery orthodontics is recommending to get ideal esthetic outcomes.
Are dental implants covered by insurance?
Dental implants are included in some insurance plans, but it is important to note that only part of the implant treatment is covered and can vary from 20%-50%. The patient is expected to pay the remaining balance.