The Ultimate Tooth-Loss Solution
Do you have difficulty eating or speaking due to a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth? Have you tried removable partial dentures to fill in the gap but feel they don’t fit correctly anymore? Many patients who look for a tooth-loss restoration come to the conclusion that they want a long-lasting solution that they don’t have to worry about fixing down the road. We recommend a dental implant for those who wish to have a strong, durable tooth restoration that can last up to a lifetime with proper care.
Dental implants provide the ultimate alternative to natural teeth. Implants look and function just like your teeth, and blend in with your smile. No one will notice the difference. You can eat the foods you like and you won’t have any issue talking or smiling — implants don’t slip. They are permanently anchored in your jawbone and are as close as you can get to a real tooth.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
When tooth loss occurs, it can alter more than just the look of your smile. If it is not treated, eventually the portion of the jawbone that holds the tooth in place starts to shrink because it no longer receives stimulation from the tooth root. This can cause the other teeth to shift out of place and alter the facial appearance.
Dental implants stop this from happening because the implant, a titanium screw, is surgically placed into the jawbone and acts like the tooth root. It develops a strong and durable fit as the screw eventually fuses to the bone over time. A crown, or replacement tooth, is placed on top of the implant. The crown is durable as well and looks and feels just like a natural tooth.
The advantages of dental implants include:
- There’s no need to take implants out when you eat or sleep, they are a permanent fixture in your mouth.
- Dental implants are easy to care for. They only need daily brushing and flossing and regular visits to the dentist for cleanings and exams. There is no additional cleaning necessary.
- Dental implants have a high success rate and are a popular choice for patients who wish to avoid adjustments to removable appliances every few years.
- You’ll enjoy the added benefit of good oral health and avoid the problems that can result from tooth loss.
We are happy to speak with patients in the metro-Phoenix area about dental implants. Our dental team is happy to answer any questions and we do have Spanish-speaking staff members to assist you, as well.