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Implant Q&A

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Implant services offered in Mesa AZ

Dental implants can give you strong new teeth to replace those you’ve lost. At Arizona Dental Heights, fellowship-trained implant dentist Alok Ahlawat, DMD, offers both implant dentures and dental implants using the newest technology at their Mesa, Arizona, office. To learn more about dental implants, click the scheduling link to book an appointment online or call the office today.

Implant Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants work as replacement tooth roots after you lose a natural tooth. The main part of a dental implant, a titanium post, integrates with your jaw to hold your tooth restoration in position above your gums. 

Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement option that don’t need to be removed. They look exactly like natural teeth. 

How do I get dental implants?

The dental implant process begins with imaging tests, using the 3D cone beam X-ray machine at Arizona Dental Heights. You'll also have digital mouth impressions. These impressions allow your specialists to design a well-fitted implant post and tooth replacement. 

After your highly trained dentist places your dental implant post in your jaw, you'll have a healing period of at least a few months. 

During that time, your implant post integrates with your bone (osseointegration), providing a secure foundation for tooth restoration. 

After healing, your dentist attaches an implant restoration (a new tooth) to your implant post. If you don't have enough jawbone density, you may need a bone graft prior to implant post placement. 

How do dental implants compare with dentures?

Dentures and dental implants replace teeth, but they do so in different ways. 

Maintenance

You remove dentures every night for cleaning and maintenance, while dental implants always stay in your mouth. Because of this, most people feel that dental implants are the more convenient option.

Stability 

With removable dentures, it's normal to experience changes in fit over time. That happens because the jawbone shrinks when there aren't any tooth roots to stimulate its continual renewal. 

With dental implants, the post takes on the role of the tooth roots, which prevents your jaw from shrinking. Ultimately, this means you can avoid the shifting you could experience with dentures. 

What are All-on-4 implants?

All-on-4 implants are a permanent tooth restoration option that merges dentures and dental implants. The All-on-4 system can permanently restore an entire arch of teeth all your upper or lower teeth using dentures anchored to four dental implants. 

All-on-4 implants can complete your smile, protect your oral health, and restore your chewing and speaking abilities in as little as one day.

Arizona Dental Heights dentist Dr. Ahlawat completed his fellowship implant training at the prestigious Misch Resnik Implant Institute, which means he’s uniquely qualified in dental implants, All-on-4, and implant restoration. 

Book your appointment online or call Arizona Dental Heights to arrange your dental implant consultation.

How does All-on-4 compare to removable dentures?

For many people, the All-on-4 system is a significantly better option than removable dentures. With All-on-4, the advantages include:

  • No need for denture adhesive 
  • No need for denture removal — All-on-4 is permanent
  • No daily denture cleaning — just brush and floss as normal
  • Dental implants prevent jawbone loss
  • Natural look and feel

All-on-4 is a little more expensive than removable dentures, but when you consider the benefits, many people feel it’s the best way to restore their oral health for the long term. 

All-on-4 is like having your own natural healthy teeth, and it looks so realistic that nobody will know you have prosthetic teeth. Learn more about this innovative dental implant and denture hybrid by calling Arizona Dental Heights or clicking on the online appointment scheduler.


Implant special: $2499 - includes restoration

*does not include bone graft cost. Cannot be combined with insurance.