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 more how the team at Dental Works in Scottsdale, AZ, can restore your smile...
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 have 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.
Versatile Options to Restore Function
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 gap. Replacing a single tooth completes your smile and improves confidence.
Implants can secure a dental bridge to replace two or three adjacent teeth. No modifications need to be made to your surrounding teeth, which allows you to keep your smile whole and healthy.
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.
"Sensitive to Your Needs"
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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.View On Google
Dental Works Cosmetic 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:
Engineered to Stop Bone Loss
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 affect of prematurely aging facial features in patients with missing teeth.
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.
Repair Your Smile With Dental Implants
For patients with a missing tooth or 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 a single crown, a bridge, or dentures.
Patients missing a majority of their teeth or an entire arch may not have sufficient jawbone density to support traditional implants. With All-on-4 implants, our dentists can place an implant-supported full denture with four strategically placed implant posts. Like with traditional implants, these four posts offer stimulation to the bone tissue and can stop further deterioration.
To learn more about dental implant options, including All-on-4 implants, contact our Scottsdale, AZ, cosmetic dentist office online or call:
"Treat You Like Family"
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Dental Implant Treatment Timeline
The time from initial consultation to final restoration spans several months.
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 form 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.
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: Our doctor will likely prescribe pain medication. In certain cases, we may recommend taking 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"
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.View On Google
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.View On Google
Invest in Yourself for 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 offers Care Credit.