If you’re missing one or all your teeth, consider replacing them with the next best thing to natural—dental implants. The dental team at Phoenix Comprehensive Dentistry (PCD) in Phoenix, Arizona, is widely recognized for its skill with implants. They’re one of the few practices in the country that offers both surgical placement and restoration of dental implants. Most practices focus on one or the other. You’ll also appreciate their patient-first approach to oral care that keeps your expectations at the top of the priority list. Call today for an appointment or book your visit online.
Dental implants are designed to mimic the natural form and function of a tooth. Part of your implant will include a manufactured root, which is topped with a crown that resembles a natural tooth in appearance.
It takes a few months to complete the implant process. However, satisfaction rates are high among PCD patients who have elected to proceed with this natural appearing solution to missing teeth. Dental implants also help protect your oral health.
The most apparent oral health benefit of dental implants is their bio-friendly connection to the jawbone. When you lose a tooth, bone loss eventually occurs because the root is no longer stimulating and stabilizing bone growth and density.
This process also occurs with dentures or bridges that ride on top of the gumline. Bone loss can eventually weaken surrounding tooth structures, make you appear older, and even alter the shape of your face as your jawbone recedes.
The root portion of a dental implant is created from biologically compatible metal, usually titanium, and secured within the jawbone. The fixture creates the same bone-friendly stimulation as a natural root, which helps keep your jawbone functioning normally.
Compared to dentures and other tooth replacement options, dental implants provide numerous benefits, including:
Like your natural teeth, implants are susceptible to normal wear and tear and may develop cracks or breaks sustained during falls or other trauma. It's essential to care for your synthetic teeth as you would your natural teeth.
Continuing your daily cleaning routine as directed and seeing your PCD provider as recommended for routine exams can help dental implants last for decades.
For an evaluation regarding dental implants, schedule a visit at Phoenix Comprehensive Dentistry today. Call the office or book your appointment online.