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Dental Implants

Missing Teeth? Achieve a Natural, Beautiful Smile With Dental Implants

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a modern, highly successful solution for missing teeth that offer a natural-looking and durable replacement option. They are artificial tooth roots made of biocompatible titanium that are surgically placed into the jawbone, where they fuse with the bone over time through a process called osseointegration. 

Once fully integrated, the implants provide a strong and stable foundation for the placement of a replacement tooth or bridge, which is designed to blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth. Unlike traditional dentures, dental implants offer a permanent, long-lasting solution that can restore your smile and confidence.

Apart from single tooth implants, patients can also opt for implant-supported bridges, implant-retained dentures or full arch restorations if there are multiple missing teeth to be replaced. Learn more about all on 4 dental implants.

Do I Need Dental Implants?

If you are missing one or multiple teeth, it is advised by our dentist to get dental implants to prevent further deterioration of your oral health. Losing teeth can not only affect your appearance but also the structure of your jawbone, leading to a weaker and more susceptible bone structure. The resulting movement of the facial features can make it difficult to chew, speak, and smile properly, causing discomfort and decreased confidence.

Dental implants offer a solution that not only looks and feels like natural teeth but also provides long-lasting benefits. The implants also prevent bone loss and maintain the overall health of the jawbone and surrounding teeth. 

Benefits Of Dental Implants

  • Improved appearance: Dental implants are designed to look and feel like natural teeth, making them a popular option for people who want to restore their smile and confidence. Because they are custom-designed to match your natural teeth, they blend in seamlessly with your smile.

  • Long-lasting & Cost-Effective: With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime, making them a more cost-effective solution compared to traditional dentures or bridges that need to be replaced periodically.

  • Improved oral health: Dental implants support your natural teeth and prevent bone loss, helping to maintain the health of your jawbone and surrounding teeth. Unlike traditional dentures or bridges, they don’t require the alteration or removal of nearby healthy teeth.

  • Enhanced functionality: Because dental implants are anchored securely into your jawbone, they provide a stable base for biting and chewing, making it easier to eat and speak with confidence.

  • Convenience: Unlike traditional dentures, which can slip or move around in the mouth, dental implants are firmly anchored into the jawbone, allowing you to speak, eat, and laugh without worrying about them shifting or falling out.

  • Improved self-confidence: Dental implants can restore your natural smile, making you feel more confident and comfortable in social situations.

Who is a Good Candidate?

While most people who have good oral and overall health are eligible for dental implants, every patient’s case is unique. At our Tucson practice, we take a personalized approach to determine whether dental implants are the best option for you. We will conduct a thorough evaluation of your oral health, medical history, and specific needs to create a customized treatment plan that addresses your individual concerns. 

Are Dental Implants Safe?

Yes, dental implants are considered a safe and effective tooth replacement option. Dental implant surgery has been performed for decades, and with advances in technology and techniques, the success rate of dental implant procedures is very high. The implant material, usually titanium, is biocompatible and does not cause adverse reactions in most patients. Dental implant surgery is typically performed under local anesthesia and sedation, and Dr. Manny Rodriguez will take every precaution to ensure you are safe during the procedure. 

As with any surgical procedure, there may be some risks, but our team will provide you with detailed information about the risks and benefits of dental implants so that you can make an informed decision about your treatment. We will work closely with you to create a personalized treatment plan that addresses your unique needs and concerns and ensures the best possible outcome.

How Long Does The Procedure Take?

The process of getting dental implants typically involves several stages and can take several months to complete. The exact length of time depends on your individual needs and the complexity of the case. Before we can give you an exact timeline, you will need to see our dentist for a consultation to determine your individual needs. Here is how long it takes on average:

1.) The first stage of the implant process involves a comprehensive evaluation of your oral health and the development of a personalized treatment plan. This stage can take several weeks to complete.

2.) The next stage is the surgical placement of the implant into the jawbone. A straightforward dental implant case can be performed in under 20 minutes, but this typically takes about 1-2 hours and is performed under local anesthesia and sedation to ensure your comfort.

3.) After the implant is placed, there is a healing period of several weeks during which the implant fuses with the jawbone in a process called osseointegration. This process is essential for creating a strong and stable foundation for the replacement tooth or teeth.

4.) Once the implant has fully integrated with the jawbone, the final stage involves attaching the replacement tooth or teeth to the implant. 

Overall, the entire process of getting dental implants can take anywhere from five to eight months, depending on your individual needs and the complexity of the case. Our team at Dental Wise will provide you with a detailed timeline of the implant process and answer any questions you may have about the procedure.

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Dental implants are designed to provide a permanent and durable solution for missing teeth. With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime. The success rate of dental implants is high, with studies reporting a success rate of over 95% for most implant procedures.

Factors that can impact the lifespan of dental implants include your oral hygiene habits, overall health, and lifestyle factors such as smoking. Regular dental checkups and cleanings are essential to maintaining the health of your dental implants and ensuring their longevity.

We Provide Dental Implants!

Don’t let missing teeth or dental discomfort affect your quality of life. We provide dental implants in Tucson, AZ! At Dental Wise, we believe that everyone deserves a healthy, beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime. Our dentist is here to guide you through every step of the process and help you make informed decisions about your oral health. Contact out dental office for more information!


Dr. Rodriguez is an unrestricted dental provider. For any specific insurance questions feel free to give the office a call directly at 520-323-2600.

Here at Dental Wise we offer an in-house membership plan, which includes routine cleaning, xray, exam costs, as well as discounted amounts on recommended treatment.

Our team at Dental Wise try to make your financial decisions as simple as possible, we’ve partnered with multiple financing companies so that we can provide a financial option to meet your needs. 

On your first visit you will be greeted by our amazing front office. You’ll be offered a tour of the office so you can gain familiarity with the office and staff. Prior to being taken back by one of our hygienists, our knowledgeable front office staff will be able to answer any insurance/billing questions or concerns you might have.

Once in our treatment room, we will take the time to do a thorough comprehensive examination and depending on the type of cleaning you’ll need we can get you cleaned up prior to heading home. Our office believes in full transparency and that a knowledgeable and informed patient will always make the best decision for their care.

During our normal business hours, our office ensures that we have the ability to see patients on the same day for any emergencies. Our first question to patients in pain is, how fast can you get here?

Should time allow, we will be able to start treatment to get any patient out of pain or resolve any dental emergency you might be going through.

Why Patients Love the Dental Wise Experience:

Dr. Rodriguez and his assistant kept me very comfortable the entire time.
Dr. Rodriguez and his assistant kept me very comfortable the entire time.
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He was super polite, went straight to work on my tooth and got the job done quickly. I was very pleased with my experience and am thankful that he was such a great dentist.
Highly recommend, Dr. Rodriguez was amazing! He took his time, showing compassion and care.
Highly recommend, Dr. Rodriguez was amazing! He took his time, showing compassion and care.
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I brought my husband in as a walk-in emergency tooth extraction. He was taken back quickly. My husband was in so much pain and Dr. Rodriguez really took his time with him. All the staff was great and they are all kind. Thank you so very much for a great experience!

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