We Are Often Asked This Question
We are often asked what is the best treatment to restore missing teeth. It is a common dental condition that not only affects a patient’s appearance, but also how they chew their food and speak. It can also lead to more dental problems down the road if not addressed properly. While there are a variety of treatments that can replace a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth, there is one solution in particular that functions and looks just like your natural teeth. Read more to find out about this treatment.
Whether you are thinking about taking action to restore missing teeth or you currently have a prosthetic that you’d like to change, dental implants might be a great solution. Here are the benefits of this treatment:
- They look and feel just like natural teeth. The implant is a titanium screw that acts as an individual tooth root and is surgically placed in the jawbone. A crown is placed on top of the implant. Rather than a row of prosthetic teeth as in the case of dentures or a bridge, the implant is like an individual tooth.
- Over time, the implant fuses to the jawbone and creates a very strong and durable fit — one that can last a lifetime with proper care.
- Since the implant is fixed, you don’t have to worry about taking it out to eat or sleep and there is no extra care required — just brush and floss as you would your natural teeth.
- Implants support your oral health. Without a tooth, the teeth surrounding the gap can shift out of place, which can affect your bite and cause uneven wear and tear on those teeth. It can also cause your facial muscles to sag. In addition, missing teeth can cause the jaw to deteriorate without the stimulation of a tooth root. This unfortunately can cause problems with the other teeth and jaw health.
If you would like to discuss the benefits of a dental implant restoration and how they can benefit your particular dental needs in Phoenix, please contact our office to schedule a consultation. We look forward to seeing you soon!