Smile With Confidence Again With Dental Implants
At Garden Lakes Family Dentistry in Phoenix, we know that dental implants can be a great way to replace missing teeth and restore functionality and aesthetics to your smile.
What are dental implants and how are they placed?
A dental implant is a small titanium post that is implanted surgically into a patient’s gums. This post acts as replacement tooth roots and provides an anchor for a natural-looking dental crown.
Having an implant placed is usually done under local anesthesia with minimal discomfort. After the post has been successfully placed, a healing period of several months is typically required before the replacement tooth can be attached.
What benefits do dental implants provide?
There are many! Not only do they help maintain the strength and density of your jawbone (which would otherwise deteriorate without a tooth root to support it), but they also look and feel just like natural teeth, which benefits your overall smiling and chewing confidence. Dental implants also help prevent shifting in teeth that surround an extraction site, and because they’re long-lasting and durable, they have the potential to last for decades when well cared for!
Is anyone a candidate for dental implants?
While implants can be suitable for patients looking to replace one or more missing teeth, it’s important that they have strong jawbone density and good oral and overall health. If you’re interested in determining your candidacy, we encourage you to call us today to discuss your unique needs.
Have more questions? Call our friendly team today!