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Dental Implants

Tooth loss can affect your appearance, self-confidence, and overall health.

If you have missing teeth or need a tooth extraction, the dentists at Dental Works can rebuild your smile with a restorative dental implant.

Learn how the team at Dental Works can restore smiles throughout the Phoenix and Scottsdale, AZ, area...

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Dental Implants Offer a Lasting Solution

A Lifetime of Support

When properly cared for, dental implants can last for decades. While crowns or dentures will need to be periodically replaced, the titanium base of dental implants can provide a lifetime of benefits.

A Boost to Your Oral Health

When we lose teeth, the jawbone begins to atrophy, giving the appearance of a sunken face. Dental implants are the only treatment in modern dentistry that has been demonstrated to prevent jawbone atrophy after tooth loss and sometimes even reverse its effects.

A Smile You Can Be Proud Of

Missing teeth can influence how you perceive yourself. Because implants and their restorations replace natural teeth from root to crown, they provide superior aesthetics. You can also be confident in the stability of your results.

Dental Implants Can Revitalize Smiles See the Difference that Implants Can Make

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Patient after dental implants
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Thanks to dental implants, this patient no longer has to live with gaps in their smile.

Versatile Options  to Restore Function

Single Tooth

Whether you have lost a tooth due to trauma, infection, or decay, our cosmetic dentists can provide a custom dental crown to comfortably fill in the gap. Replacing a single tooth completes your smile and improves confidence. 

Multiple Teeth

Implants can secure a dental bridge to replace two or three adjacent teeth. Unlike traditional bridges, no modifications need to be made to your surrounding teeth, which allows you to keep your smile whole and healthy.

Full Arch

For patients who are missing one or both dental arches of teeth, our dentists can design implant-supported dentures that look and feel just like natural teeth. Better yet, you can have a reliable smile without the messiness of adhesives.

"I can't say enough...they are the BEST! Dentists Proudly Serving the Greater Phoenix Area

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Francine Wojatsek

2020

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Dental Works Family Dentistry is by far the BEST dentistry in all of Arizona.  They provide exceptional care, offer a full range of services including general and specialized dental procedures saving you time and money, and utilize the most up to date advanced technologies.  Their staff is extremely caring and sensitive to your needs.  I can't say enough positive accolades about Dr. Terry and Dr. Mary Ann Works.  I've had extensive dental work done from a variety of dentists, and they are the BEST!

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Nathan Woelke

2020

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I've had some bad experiences in the past getting dental work done. It was recommended from a wife's co worker that I give Dental Works a try, and I'm glad I did. I've started the work needed in my mouth, and my experiences have been amazing. The staff is incredibly intrested in putting any anxiety that you have at ease, and they are really good at making sure you are comfortable throughout your process. I would highly recommend them to anyone who gets nervous about getting dental work done.

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Contact Dental Works Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry

Each team member at our Scottsdale, AZ, dental practice works together to realize a shared vision of uncompromising excellence in dentistry. In order to fulfill this mission, we are committed to listening to those we are privileged to serve so that we can earn the trust and respect of our patients, profession, and community. We strive for continuous improvement at all levels and our team of dental professionals maintains a creative, challenging, and compassionate environment to provide us the opportunity to exceed your expectations. 

Our dentists Dr. Terry Work and Dr. Mary Ann Work regularly attend continuing education courses to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in implant placement, periodontics, and dental implant technology. A mentor for multiple institutes, Dr. Terry Work lectures on implant placement and bone grafting techniques.

To schedule an appointment at our Scottsdale, AZ, dentist office, contact us online or call:

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Dental Implants Can Restore Your Smile

Dental Implants are the best way to replace missing teeth. Implant placement at Dental Works takes less than an hour and is virtually painless. Dr. Terry Lee Work is an expert in placing implants and has also led mentorship programs for local implant dentists.

Implants Are Engineered to Stop Bone Loss

Tooth Loss and Bone Atrophy

Tooth roots do not simply provide a stable base for teeth, but they also stimulate the jawbone in order to let your body know that nutrients are still needed. If you lose a tooth, however, you also lose this crucial stimulation. Without treatment, the bone around a missing tooth begins to recede and the jaw itself atrophies. This has the effect of prematurely aging facial features in patients with missing teeth.

How Dental Implants Help

Dental implants keep your jaw healthy and strong by halting this process. The titanium posts of implants begin fusing with the bone in your jaw immediately after surgery in a process called osseointegration. Once fully fused, the titanium posts function like the root of the missing tooth or teeth and provide the necessary stimulation required to keep your jaw strong and healthy.

See How Implants Can Replace a Tooth or Multiple Teeth

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You can see how the two implants are anchored into the jaw, offering excellent bite stability and remarkable aesthetic results.

Repair Your Smile Learn More about Dental Implants

For patients who are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth, dental implants are the gold standard when it comes to tooth replacement. Implant dentistry from Dental Works in Scottsdale, AZ, can give you natural-looking results so that you can enjoy a beautiful smile for years to come.

Our cosmetic dentists can provide you with a custom made smile makeover that can include an implant-supported crown, an implant-supported bridge, or dentures anchored in place with dental implants.

If you live in the Scottsdale, AZ, area and want to learn more about your dental implant options, contact our cosmetic dentist office online or call:

(480) 391-0099

"Treat You Like Family" Compassionate Care in the Greater Phoenix Area

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Anne Cornelius

2020

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It's easy to give this dental office 5 stars. I have been a patient for several years now and recommend them highly. Everyone is friendly and makes me feel extremely comfortable and relaxed. The good-natured humor is an added bonus.

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Larry Vivola

2020

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If you want to be treated like you're your dentist's only patient you've found your new dentist! The Works are an amazing husband and wife team that will treat you like family. Great people! Great staff! And as a bonus, they're both are Veterans! Dental Works rocks!!!

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Cutting-Edge Technology for Optimal Implant Placement

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We use state-of-the-art technology to plan and position the four titanium dental implants. Using 3-D CT scans and surgical guides, our dentists ensure optimal implant placement along the dental arch. All-on-4 patients can experience excellent denture stability, and an appearance that's virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.

All-on-4 vs. Traditional Implant Dentures

All-on-4 and traditional full arch replacement are both viable options for treating extensive tooth loss. Let's consider why dentists may suggest one approach over the other.

The All-on-4 Technique

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With All-on-4, patients can have dental implants and a functional denture in just a single visit. In some cases, extractions and implant placement can be handled in the same appointment. Even patients with insufficient jawbone density for traditional implants can benefit from this fast and effective solution.

Traditional Implant Denture

Traditional Implant Denture

If a patient does not qualify for All-on-4, a traditional approach to full arch restoration is recommended. This will usually involve six to eight dental implants that support the denture. Bone grafting can be performed prior to implant placement in order to build up density along the dental arch.

Learn More about All-on-4 Visit Our Practice

The team at Dental Works prides itself on providing Scottsdale, AZ, with advanced care. Whether you are missing one tooth or all of your teeth, we will craft a fully individualized treatment that helps you smile with confidence. We walk you through the entire treatment process so all of your questions are answered.

If you live in the Scottsdale area and want to learn more about All-on-4 and your other options for treating tooth loss, contact Dental Works online or call our office at:

(480) 391-0099

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"Always a pleasant experience" Some of the Friendliest Dentists in the Phoenix Area

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Rosie Cooke

2021

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Highly recommend Dental Works for all your dental needs. A family dental business with full dental services from cleanings to implants. I've been a patient for years and have always felt appreciated, informed, and well taken care of by Drs. Work and their staff. Great service and workable payment options for what ever care you or your family need.

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Sandi Bartlett

2021

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Always a pleasant experience going to Dental Works. The staff is friendly and timely. Terry and Mary Ann do exceptional work. I highly recommend Dental Works.

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Dental Implant Treatment Timeline

The time from initial consultation to final restoration spans several months.
The time from initial consultation to final restoration spans several months.

Consultation

One of our dentists will assess your candidacy and discuss your goals to see if implants are the right choice for you.

First Implant Surgery

Small incisions will be made in your gum tissue and the dental implants will be placed.

First Healing Period

During the osseointegration process, the implant will begin fusing with your jawbone. This can take four to six months.

Abutment Placement

An abutment is used to connect your replacement teeth to the implant. This second surgical procedure attaches the abutment to the dental implant.

Second Healing Period

The soft tissue in your mouth will heal around the abutment during this time.

Attachment of Restoration

Once the gums around the abutment are healed, our cosmetic dentist will place a crown, bridge, or denture which has been custom-made to blend in with your other teeth. 

Seamless Tooth Replacement Improving Patients' Health and Appearance

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A patient after getting a dental implant
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In this case of single-tooth replacement, the implant-supported crown is so well-crafted it blends in with the surrounding teeth and fits snugly against the gumline.

What to Expect After Surgery

The first days of recovery following dental implant surgery will be uncomfortable. You can expect minor bleeding and swelling, but this is normal.

Our doctors may prescribe antibiotics and antiseptic mouthwash to help fight infection. You should be able to return to work two to three days following surgery. However, you will need to avoid any strenuous physical activity until you are cleared by one of our doctors

Maintaining proper oral hygiene is important. You will need to be careful to brush slowly around the implant placement sites to avoid irritating the incisions. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and keep your mouth clean and free from food particles that might become trapped in your gums. Rinse your mouth out thoroughly after each meal to get rid of food particles. Make sure you take care to let the water fall out of your mouth rather than forcefully spitting. Stitches will be removed one to two weeks following surgery.

Tips for Surgical Side Effects

We will provide you with personalized instructions on how best to handle side effects such as:

Swelling

Apply ice packs to your cheeks for the first 48 hours to reduce swelling, discomfort, and bruising. Sleeping with your head elevated may provide relief from swelling.

Pain

We may prescribe pain medication or recommend over-the-counter pain relievers. We take each individual case into consideration and suit treatments to the needs of our patients.

Bleeding

We will provide gauze to stop any bleeding in your gums. Minor bleeding is normal in the days following surgery, but if you experience any excessive bleeding, notify us immediately.

"Warm and Welcoming" The Dental Works Team Cares about You

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Maggie Momeyer

2020

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First time visit and it was a fantastic experience. Staff is very friendly and thorough on my exam. Dr. Mary Ann Work was thorough and detailed concerning my current and future needs. A very warm and welcoming practice. I highly recommend.

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Steven Quintana

2020

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Wonderful Family Practice that takes really good care of you. The office feels very homey and comfortable. The staff are polite and knowledgeable, and Dr. Terry and Dr. Mary-Ann are personable, highly skilled, and provide excellent dental care.

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Invest in Yourself Implants Offer a Lifetime of Benefits

The most common dental treatments to replace missing teeth are traditional dental bridges and removable dentures. Many patients choose these options as an affordable way to fill the gaps in their smile. However, while dental implants do cost more than traditional restorations, the long-term benefits provided far outweigh the price of the initial investment.

Traditional dentures and bridges can function as artificial teeth, but they cannot stop jawbone atrophy. As bone loss continues to progress, dentures will require frequent adjustments to fit comfortably. The price of these adjustments may not seem substantial, but these costs add up over time.

In contrast, implant-supported dentures help your jaw and facial features keep their shape and may require significantly fewer adjustments. Dental implants also offer unmatched stability when compared to traditional choices. To help patients who may require assistance in order to finance their implants, our Scottsdale, AZ, dentistry office accepts CareCredit® financing.

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Dental Works

Drs. Terry Lee Work and Mary Ann Work are highly qualified to care for your family's smiles: 

  • Affiliated with ICOI and the American Dental Association
  • Sedation dentistry for improved comfort and accommodation of special needs
  • Affordable treatment with CareCredit® financing
  • Comprehensive dental care for patients of all ages

To schedule your consultation, contact us online or call us at (480) 391-0099.

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