At Riggs Family dental, we want our patients to love their smiles! For patients experiencing the pain of tooth loss, Dr. Lopez offers treatment for a natural-looking, comfortable smile with dental implants.
Are Dental Implants Right For Your Smile?
Are you missing one or more of your teeth? Regular brushing, flossing, and preventive checkups allow some people to maintain their natural smiles for a lifetime. However, sometimes our teeth just can’t keep up with our busy lifestyles!
If you’ve lost a tooth (or teeth) due to injury or decay, dental implants could help to repair your oral health and rejuvenate your smile.
Tooth loss can be caused by oral trauma due to an accident or altercation, illness, stress, age, decay, and more. Sometimes it’s just bad luck that causes someone to suffer the loss of a tooth!
No matter the cause of tooth loss, the solution is the same: rebuild a natural, healthy smile.
Dental implants are often the best solution for tooth loss because they:
You don’t want a replacement tooth that looks fake – this could draw even more negative attention to your smile than a lost tooth. Dental implants are matched to the rest of your teeth for a natural looking smile.
A replacement for your lost tooth (or teeth) needs to feel comfortable in your mouth and to allow you to enjoy your favorite foods without irritating your gums or adjacent teeth. Once healed, dental implants are a pain-free, permanent solution!
Are Easy To Take Care Of
Dental implants are permanent – no slipping dentures or removable bridges! You can take care of your dental implants the same way you do your natural teeth: simple brushing and flossing.
Keep Your Mouth Healthy
Bulky dental appliances can cause bone loss and irritation to your gums and can increase your risk of periodontal disease and tooth decay. Dental implants fit perfectly with your natural smile, protecting your jaw bone and gums.
Can Last A Lifetime
Your dental implants are created to last the rest of your life! No other tooth replacement solution can make that claim.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants are titanium posts implanted in your jaw that act as artificial “tooth roots”, permanently anchoring your new tooth, bridge or denture. Each implant is topped with a dental crown, providing a chewing surface and restoring the appearance of the missing tooth. Modern tooth restoration has never been better!
At Riggs Family Dental, we offer advanced CEREC same-day dental crowns. That means Dr. Lopez can fabricate your crown in just one visit.
What Type Of Dental Implant Do I Need?
At Riggs Family Dental we will recommend the type of dental implant that will best relieve our patients who suffer from tooth loss. A consultation with Dr. Lopez can help determine what type of dental implants will work best for your smile.
Single Dental Implant
If you’ve lost a single tooth due to decay or trauma, a single dental implant can help you smile with confidence again. Your natural tooth can be replaced with a single titanium dental implant and natural-looking dental crown.
A dental implant will replace your natural tooth’s root and surface, allowing you to smile, speak and enjoy your favorite foods just like you could with your natural tooth!
Implant Retained Dentures
Implant retained dentures can significantly restore the quality of life for many patients. Loss of a tooth can cause problems with basic, day-to-day activities like chewing or even speaking. Our (Location) dental patients can find relief from discomfort and inconvenience with durable implant retained dentures.
Using mini dental implants, Dr. (Name) can install your prosthesis in just one appointment, with minimal surgery.
All-on-4® Dental Implants
With All-on-4 dental implants (sometimes referred to as “Teeth In A Day), your dental implants are stabilized together with a prosthesis that allows you to use your teeth immediately.
If you are a good candidate for All-on-4 dental implants, you can expect to have your restored teeth in just one day! Everyone’s case is unique, but the vast majority of the work done by Dr. (Name) and our restorative dentistry team will be done before the implant surgery.
Implant Supported Overdentures
Some of our Chandler dental implant patients prefer to wear a removable denture that snaps in and out over implant locators. These implant supported overdentures are an economical option that brings together the benefits of implants, combined with the design of a traditional denture.
Regular dentures can slip and move, but with implant dentures, prosthetic teeth are anchored to a set of four dental implants. Overdentures can be the ideal solution for patients who are tired of dentures causing irritation to their gums and sliding around their mouths.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
The simple answer to how much dental implants cost is this: it depends. Just like with any surgery, there are numerous factors that can influence the cost of dental implants. We can provide you an accurate estimate after a consultation with Dr. Lopez. Considerations include:
- The quality, amount, and location of bone. If you require bone grafting, the total costs associated with your implants will be higher.
- The number of teeth that need to be replaced and the type of dental implant that will be used.
- Dental insurance. Some insurances cover only parts of implant treatment, or have a waiting period for eligibility.
If you’re concerned about the cost of dental implants, call our Chandler dental practice to schedule your consultation.
A consultation allows us to spend time with you so we can truly understand your oral health goals and financial considerations, while presenting you with the best possible information about dental implants.
Whether you’re on a budget, have a fixed income, or aren’t sure if your dental insurance covers dental implants, we have a variety of financing plans available to you.
Dental Implant Restoration
Problems with dental implants are rare, but they can happen. If you notice your dental implant has loosened, is causing your gum to swell, or the crown on top of your implant is cracked, call Dr. Lopez right away!
A dental implant can’t fix itself and if you try to treat it at home, you could end up causing more damage to your mouth.
Schedule Your Dental Implant Consultation With Riggs Family Dental Today!
Dr. Lopez has over a decade of experience performing single and multiple-tooth dental implant therapy. During your visit to Riggs Family Dental, we will discuss your concerns, medical history, and perform a comprehensive examination (along with diagnostic x-rays).
Dr. Lopez will then present all of the information to you, so that you can work together to plan the next steps. Get affordable financing on dental implants in Chandler.
Call Riggs Family Dental today to schedule an exam and consultation. Be sure to ask about our $79 new patient special! Se habla español.
If you are looking for more same day services, please visit our Dental Crowns page to learn how crowns can restore your smile.