Dental Implants for Glendale and West Phoenix AZ Residents

Are missing teeth standing between you and a healthier, happier smile? At Smile Fitness Dental Centers, we offer a strong, beautiful alternative to other restorative options like bridges, partials, or full dentures. They’re called dental implants.

With dental implants, our patients will see improvements in their smiles and their overall well-being. What’s more, a complete dental implant procedure will restore the look, feel, and function of your smile. This is thanks to the titanium anchor that will attach your replacement tooth to the jawbone. It’s even possible for dental implants to anchor a bridge, partial or full denture, to eliminate slipping.

Every patient interested in dental implants must first come in for an evaluation appointment. Your exam will include a traditional exam, plus preliminary X-rays. After completing a thorough exam, your dentist can tell you whether you’re a candidate for dental implants. To be a candidate, patients have to have adequate bone structure for placement.

Here’s what you can expect if dental implants are right for you. In the first stage of your procedure, which will be performed in our dental office, a titanium post will be placed in your jawbone. How many posts you receive will depend on how many teeth you’re replacing. A single tooth gets a single post, while a partial or full denture will require multiple posts. Dr. Santoro, who is our specialist in dental implant placement, is one of just a handful of fellowship-trained implantologists in the country. We are fortunate to have him on our team at Smile Fitness Dental Centers.

After this stage, nature will take its course. Over a period of time, your bone tissue will fuse with your titanium post, creating a solid, natural foundation for your new smile. Then, when the bond is strong enough, you’ll return to our office to have your new tooth (or teeth) attached. Your entire implant procedure, from the examination phase to the implant placement and restoration, will all be done under one roof with the dental team you know and trust.

Implant Dentistry All Under One Roof

Once the dental implants are secured, your restorative dentist will attach a handcrafted, permanent crown to each post. The restoration will match your natural teeth and blend seamlessly with your smile.

By imitating an entire natural tooth, from the root up, dental implants offer a prosthetic that closely mimics nature. The result? Dental implant patients enjoy restored function, which allows a healthy diet of hard-to-chew foods. Speech may also improve. Strong and secure, your new smile will boost your confidence, enhance your appearance, and improve your quality of life.