Have you lost some of your teeth? You’re not alone. All across the world, many people struggle with tooth loss as a result of gum disease, injury, and tooth decay, among other reasons. If you’ve lost your teeth, the next step of action should be to look into replacement options. There are several available tooth replacement options, including bridges, dentures and implants.
Dental implants are permanent restorations that guarantee a lifetime of smiling. Unlike bridges and dentures, dental implants aren’t removable. Once the implant is in place, you can look forward to enjoying your replacement teeth for as long as you take proper care of them.
Arizona Family Dentistry offers dental implants in Phoenix, AZ. Contact us today if you’re looking to fill the gap(s) in your smile.
Any adult who’s lost a permanent tooth can get dental implants. However, you must have healthy gum tissue and enough bone to support dental implantation. During your appointment, our dentist in Phoenix, AZ will take dental x-rays to determine the state of your jawbone. If you have periodontal disease or severe cavities, our dentist may recommend getting treatment for this before embarking on dental implant surgery.
In a case where a patient doesn’t have sufficient bone, our dentist may perform bone grafting to build up your jawbone mass.
During dental implant surgery, our dentist in Phoenix, AZ will make a small incision into your gum tissue to access your jawbone. Then the dentist will carefully and gently drill a hole in your jawbone to make room for the placement of a titanium tooth root. This tooth root is the dental implant and supports the dental crown that will form a part of your replacement tooth.
Arizona Family Dentistry offers various anesthesia options and sedation dentistry to guarantee your comfort and relaxation during dental implant surgery.
After your initial implant surgery, you’ll need to come in for follow up sessions so our dentist can keep an eye on your progress. Only after complete fusion and integration with the bone will the dentist place the connector post and crown to finish the dental restoration process.
Dental implants have several benefits, including:
Are you living in Phoenix, AZ and interested in dental implants near you? Call Arizona Family Dentistry today to book your appointment.