At our practice in Prescott Valley, AZ, Dr. Seth Larson and Dr. Kelly Larson have received many questions about dental implants as a tooth restoration option. We want to make sure that all of our current and prospective patients have the information they need before making the decision to invest in dental implants. To do this, we have composed this page of the most frequent questions we get asked at Larson Cosmetic and Family Dentistry. If you have any questions that aren’t answered below, we encourage you to contact us and speak with one of our staff.
Our patients in the Prescott Valley, AZ area experience many benefits with their dental implants. Because dental implants are fused directly to the jawbone, they feel and work just like your natural teeth. They are permanent and never need to be removed for cleaning or eating certain foods. The replacement teeth that will be attached to your implants are custom made to match your natural teeth, meaning they don’t have that artificial look that is common with other tooth restoration treatments. Other restoration treatments can require obnoxious maintenance that is time consuming and irritating. Dental implants only require regular brushing and flossing, along with your normal dentist visits, to stay beautiful and strong for a lifetime.
Our patients at Larson Cosmetic and Family Dentistry all agree that dental implants are far superior to dentures. Dentures require a messy adhesive that weakens throughout the day making them loose and unstable, which can cause damage to your surrounding teeth. Dental implants are permanent and stay perfectly in place no matter what you do, making them far more comfortable and natural feeling than dentures.
The dental implant process takes several months. During a patient’s consultation, they will find out if they need bone grafting or soft tissue augmentation before being able to proceed with dental implants. Both of these procedures can add additional months to the process. The next step is the actual implant surgery, which is when the implant is surgically fused to the jawbone. After the surgery comes the recovery period. This period is important because this is when osseointegration, the process of the implant being accepted as a natural part of the body by the jawbone and gums, occurs. Once osseointegration is finished and the implant is fully healed, the patient will return to our Prescott Valley, AZ practice and have their replacement teeth attached to their dental implant, finishing the process.
The cost of dental implants can be very intimidating for our patients. Because of this, Dr. Seth Larson and Dr. Kelly Larson are happy to offer a variety of payment plans and financing options to ensure that our patients have access to the best possible dental treatments. Cost should not be an obstacle when it comes to pursuing your health needs.
Dental implants are currently the most popular method of tooth restoration out there. This is because they offer replacement teeth that are natural-looking, permanent, and, most importantly, comfortable. If you would like to learn if you might be a good candidate for dental implants at our Prescott Valley, AZ practice, contact us and schedule a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Seth Larson or Dr. Kelly Larson today. We look forward to helping you achieve a better, complete smile!