Dr. Rogel Carlos is a board-certified dentist operating in Scottsdale, AZ. He has years of experience placing dental implants for patients with a variety of symptoms.
If you’re missing a tooth or if you need to have one removed, Dr. Carlos can talk you through the benefits of getting a dental implant. Together you’ll decide if this treatment is right for you or if you’d like to explore other options.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants are considered the strongest, most durable restoration available. They are anchored to your jawbone, giving them power and reliability comparable to natural teeth.
Do I need to replace missing teeth?
Missing teeth are more than an aesthetic issue. Your teeth work together as a unit, and if one or more are missing, that compromises the integrity of your jaw. Teeth can drift, threatening their underlying structures, and missing teeth can eventually erode your jaw, leading to a “collapsed” face.
If you’re missing teeth, it’s important to consult a professional like Dr. Carlos, who can talk you through the available options and help you protect your smile in the years to come.
If I want a dental implant, what should I expect?
Dental implants are placed over multiple visits. First, you’ll make an appointment for a consultation and examination. Dr. Carlos will use advanced 3D imaging to review your bite and its underlying structures. He’ll take an impression, which is used to design your final crown restoration. At your first appointment, Dr. Carlos will numb your gums and make a small incision. He’ll use that incision to access your jawbone, where he’ll drill a tiny hole. He’ll insert a biocompatible titanium rod into that small hole, then stitch up your incision. You’ll be sent home with a temporary crown, and over the course of several weeks, your incision will heal, and your jawbone will naturally integrate the titanium rod, anchoring it to your natural structures.
Once the healing is complete, you’ll return to have your final crown installed. The rest is easy. Dr. Carlos will screw the crown into place, attaching it to the titanium rod and anchoring it to your jaw.
Implants are strong, natural-looking restorations that should last many years.
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