Dental Implants in Chandler, AZ

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about dental implants

To replace a missing tooth or teeth with a long-lasting restoration, cosmetic dentist Dr. Troy Gombert is proud to perform implant dentistry for his patients. Dr. Gombert understands how important your smile is to you. It is what can distinguish you from other people. Many patients in the Chandler, AZ area have perfected their smiles with dental implant services from Dr. Gombert. Implant dentistry uses surgically placed metal posts in your jawbone to act as the root of the tooth. The post(s) may be connected to a denture, crown, or bridge for a beautiful restoration that can be cleaned like natural teeth. Dental implants may help if you don't want to deal with loose crowns or the hassle of removable dentures. Speak with Dr. Gombert about what you would like to find out if implant dentistry is a good option for you.

What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

Dental implants are often selected for the substantial extent of health advantages they offer. As effective restorations, implants:

  • These are generally more comfortable than a dental bridge and are a good aesthetic match with your teeth
  • Adjacent teeth do not have to be worked on before placement of the implant
  • Ongoing maintenance is easier, and they can be flossed like normal teeth
  • If there is a problem down the road with any of the teeth that are part of the bridge, the entire bridge must be redone, while an implant means you only have to treat that one tooth
  • A dental implant does not stress adjacent teeth the way a bridge does

who are Best Candidates for Dental Implants?

Implants can restore one or several lost teeth by connecting the implant to a crown, denture, or bridge. You may prefer implant dentistry if you have a removable or cemented dental restoration, but don't like the appearance, fit, or if there's special cleaning needed. Dental implants can be treated just like your normal teeth with daily flossing and brushing. At your consultation, Dr. Gombert will evaluate the health of your jawbone and gums to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. In some cases, a bone or gum graft surgery may be needed prior to implant surgery to strengthen your mouth. Dental implants may not be appropriate if you use tobacco products, are pregnant, or are being treated for another issue such as periodontal disease.

how do dental implants work?

To prepare for your dental implants, you may have teeth extracted, as well as gum and bone grafts. When you are ready for dental implant surgery, the needed areas will be given local anesthesia to numb your mouth. Other anesthesia or sedation may be used to relax you throughout the treatment. Dr. Gombert will start by making a surgical incision in your gums so the post can be placed in your jawbone. The incision in the gums will be stitched closed with some of the dental implant above the gums. This will be repeated if several implants are required. While the dental implant integrates into the gums and jawbone over the following months, a temporary cover will be placed over the implants. As soon as Dr. Gombert decides your implant is healed and integrated with your bone and gums, your permanent restoration (denture, crown, or bridge) can be connected to your implant and adjusted for a comfortable fit.

what to expect after receiving dental implants?

There may be some short-term inflammation in your mouth and lower face, plus discomfort, bruising, and minor bleeding after your implant procedure. Dr. Gombert will talk to you about what is to be expected and what should be reported to our office. He may also give you a prescription for pain relievers and antibiotics. After your dental implants are integrated and your restoration is connected, you should develop a good oral care routine at home that includes daily brushing and flossing. You should schedule annual exams and bi-annual professional cleanings at our facility so Dr. Gombert can evaluate the health of your mouth and implants. He will let you know if your restorations or implants should be adjusted, repaired, or replaced.

are dental implants covered by insurance?

Based on your dental insurance company and personal coverage, part of the expenses of your implants and custom restoration might be paid for. We will talk to your dental insurance company to understand your coverage and determine your personal cost. At your initial consultation with Dr. Gombert, he may estimate your expenses and discuss payment methods we accept, along with information on low-interest medical financing.

Dental Implants FAQs

1. How long is the process of getting a dental implant?

Patients considering dental implants should understand that their treatment course will require a series of appointments and may take several months, or even up to a year in some cases, to be fully completed. The length of time needed for the full placement of dental implants and implant-supported restorations will depend on the nature and severity of the patient's dental issues, their overall general and oral health, the rate at which the implant fuses with their jawbone, and other variables.

2. Is there anything I can't eat with dental implants?

Dental implants often help restore a patient's ability to eat their favorite foods comfortably and confidently once again. Still, it is important to avoid overly crunchy, sticky, hard, and staining foods and beverages in order to keep your dental implants and restorations strong, healthy, intact, and beautiful over time.

3. Are dental implants permanent?

Generally speaking, dental implants themselves are considered permanent devices and should last a lifetime. The implant-supported restorations can also last for many years or even decades, though they may need to be repaired or replaced in the event that the restoration becomes damaged, cracked, discolored, or otherwise compromised.

restore your smile

Implants with custom restorations may be a good option if you are looking for a replacement for missing teeth that is simple to care for and can last for many years. Dr. Gombert will explain the steps needed starting with surgery for implant placement and your restoration options. Everyone should have a smile that they are proud of. When you are looking for affordable dental implants, there is no better place than the chair of Dr. Gombert. Chandler, AZ residents’ smiles have improved greatly with the help of Dr. Gombert and our team as we take great care of our patients. If you would like to know more about our dental implant services, schedule your consultation today.

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