Restore Your Beautiful Smile With Dental Implants
Immediate replacement of missing teeth with dental implants is strongly recommended by dental implant dentists in Phoenix, AZ to prevent abnormal tooth movement and future oral health issues. In addition, missing teeth may impair your ability to chew properly and speak clearly. By providing patients with the benefits of dental implants, Phoenix dentists can enhance your quality of life by eliminating the discomfort and inconvenience associated with removable dentures.
Unlike dentures, dental implants actually become part of the jawbone and adjacent architecture supporting your real teeth. In fact, patients opting for dental implants instead of dentures will never experience the chronic gum irritation often experienced by long-time denture wearers, not to mention the embarrassing looseness of ill-fitting dentures.
With years of experience replacing lost teeth using dental implantology in Arizona, your Phoenix dentist urges people missing two or more teeth to consider the benefits of dental implants. In addition to aesthetically enhancing your smile, dental implants also inhibit bone loss that may occur because of losing mass in the jaw. While one missing tooth will not substantially change the skeletal structure of the face, several missing teeth affects jaw mass because teeth are an important component of the jawbone. Moreover, missing molars, premolars and canine teeth may accelerate muscle sagging and cause your face to appear thin and sunken. Receiving teeth implants in Peoria, AZ means you will have those unattractive gaps filled in your teeth, prevent the accumulation of erosive bacteria in these gaps and stop the progression of facial muscle weakness.
Teeth implants replace a patient’s missing natural teeth. Whether you work or live in Phoenix, your dental implant dentist in Phoenix, AZ is right around the corner at our Glendale Office. Patients will be able to confidently smile and even chew in areas where teethhad been previously missing.
What is a Dental Implant?
Essentially, there are two main parts of a natural tooth, the root and the crown. The crown is what is visible in the mouth. The crown is used for attaches the crown to the jaw and holds it in place. Implantology dentistry in Glendale, AZ is a modern and reliable way to replace a crown and root when they are damaged or lost.
A dental implant consists of 3 parts: the Implant, Abutment, and Crown. The implant itself is a small titanium post that is placed into bone in area(s) of missing teeth. Once the teeth implant is placed in the bone it needs to heal. During healing, bone surrounds and attaches to the titanium post recreating a stable structure where a crown will be attached. The abutment is the transition between the implant and the crown. Most abutments are screwed into the implant and provide a surface for the final crown to be cemented on to. Finally, the crown (cap) is the tooth portion of the implant system that will be visible in the mouth.
Once healing is complete, the next step is to place the “abutment” and take an impression. This allows a laboratory to recreate the missing tooth. Once the laboratory is finished (about 2 weeks) the patient returns to the implant dentist to have the crown permanently cemented in place. Once cemented the dental implant can be treated like a natural tooth. Daily brushing can begin at this point and regular treatment (dental cleanings & evaluations) can be scheduled as needed.
Dental implants can be placed in a single space or can be used to support bridges and even stabilize poorly fitting dentures known as an “Overdenture”.
Contact a Dental Implants Dentist in Phoenix, AZ Today
After receiving their quality dental implants, Phoenix area patients receive home care instructions from our Glendale office staff for how to best care for their new implants. Remember regular dental visits combined with good eating habits and oral hygiene help lengthen the life of your dental implant. Contact us today for a dental implant consultation or to learn more about our complete implant package!
Updated March 2017