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I've Lost A Tooth. Do I Need An Implant?

Losing a tooth isn't just a cosmetic issue—it can lead to bone loss in the jaw, shifting of surrounding teeth, and changes in your bite that can affect your overall oral health. Dental implants are often the best solution to prevent these problems. They replace the root of the missing tooth and fuse with your jawbone. This provides a stable base for a replacement tooth that looks and functions like your natural teeth. Here at Foothills Oral Surgery, we're experts in dental implants and use the latest methods to make sure you get the best results. Our friendly team will walk you through all your options, so you can feel great about your smile again.

Benefits of Dental Implants

  • Restores Full Chewing Power
  • Prevents Bone Loss
  • Maintains Facial Structure
  • Long-lasting Esthetic Tooth Replacement

The Dental Implant Treatment Process

Starting your dental implant journey is a big step towards a brighter, more confident smile. Let's walk through the process together, step by step.

Browse each step of our process by clicking through the tabs below!



Step One

Dental Implant Placement

Once you're cleared for an implant, we’ll schedule your surgery. Your oral surgeon will provide the appropriate level of anesthesia and then surgically place your dental implant in a painless, clean and biologically-sound manner. After placement the site will be appropriately dressed to promote proper healing.

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Step Two

Recovery & Building Your Restoration

Healing from the surgery typically takes 1-2 weeks, but the bone integration with the implant takes about 3-6 months. During this period, you'll have follow-up visits so your oral surgeon can monitor your healing and begin preparation for your custom dental restoration.

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Step Three


After your oral surgeon has objectively confirmed full integration of your implant to your jawbone, it is time for the final step. Your oral surgeon will then collaborate with your restorative dentist to fabricate and deliver an esthetic and functioning tooth replacement to complete your smile transformation.

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Before & Afters

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Resin Composite

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Have questions? We’ve got answers.

How long do dental implants last?

Dental implants are designed to be a long-lasting solution for missing teeth, and with proper care, they can last a lifetime. The success of an implant depends on good oral hygiene practices and regular dental check-ups. While the implant itself can last many years, the crown on top may need replacement due to wear and tear, typically every 10 to 15 years.

What does an implant feel like?

A dental implant is intended to feel just like one of your natural teeth. After the initial healing period, you should not notice any difference between the implant and your natural teeth. It won't feel like a foreign object in your mouth; instead, you'll be able to bite, chew, and speak just as you would with your natural teeth.

Will dental implants stop bone loss?

Yes, dental implants can prevent bone loss. Losing a tooth leads to jawbone deterioration because the bone lacks stimulation. Implants act like natural tooth roots, stimulating the jawbone and encouraging new growth. This process, called osseointegration, maintains your jaw's strength and structure, which supports your facial features and oral health.

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