Dental Implants in Glendale, AZ
Glendale Dentist Providing Dental Implants
If you’re one of over 178 million Americans who is affected by tooth loss, your self-confidence is most likely impacted as well. Rather than settle for relying on a partial denture or another less-than-ideal way to replace missing teeth, talk to Dr. Dallas Steele about using dental implants to maintain your smile. This permanent procedure effectively restores the function and appearance of a real tooth, and is available for those who have adequate levels of bone density. Discover if you qualify for this treatment by calling Arrowhead Foothills Dentistry to schedule a dental implants examination.
What is a dental implant?
Dental implants are artificial teeth roots, which are used to anchor crowns, bridges, or implant-retained dentures. An implant is a small rod that Dr. Steele will surgically place into the socket of a missing tooth. As time goes on, the jaw bone, gums, and implant will fuse together to form the foundation of your new pearly white. When your mouth has properly healed, you’ll return to Arrowhead Foothills Dentistry to have the process completed.
This final step is known as dental implant restoration. During this stage, Dr. Steele will attach a custom-made crown or bridge to fully rejuvenate your bite. We use customized restorations to complete the dental implant method, so that your crown or bridge can blend seamlessly into your smile.
People who have dental implants are able to eat, drink, and speak like normal. They’ll also benefit from the renewed bone density in their jaw, since placing an implant will stimulate the nerves to increase jawbone strength and improve the health of the gums.
If you were considering having your teeth whitened to gain a radiant smile, you’ll want to see us for this service before having your crown placed. This way, we can ensure that your new tooth will match the shade of your existing teeth. The materials used to construct a crown don’t respond to teeth whitening, and Dr. Steele will want to make sure that our dental implants match your renewed image.
In order to precisely plan your dental implant procedure, Dr. Steele relies on 3D imaging, also called CBCT or cone beam computed tomography. This imaging gives the dentist a more complete and clearer view than a traditional 2D x-ray.
With CBCT, the x-ray beam is focused, thereby reducing scatter radiation. In addition, CBCT requires a lower dose of radiation to achieve a top-quality image that gives Dr. Steele a better view of your teeth, bones and surrounding hard and soft tissue. With this 3D image, he is better able to give you an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.
Contact Arrowhead Foothills Dentistry to schedule an appointment for dental implants. Dr. Steele sees dental implants patients from all over Arizona, including those from Glendale, Deer Valley Village, Avondale, North Scottsdale, Phoenix, Peoria, and other close towns. If this will be your first exam at Arrowhead Foothills Dentistry, please take a moment to read the information on our new patient page. If you would like to learn about the other techniques Dr. Steele uses to revitalize smiles, check out our full list of restorative dentistry services. We’re ready to rebuild your bite with dental implants.