When you’re looking to replace your teeth, it’s important to find a dentist that can help make the best decision for both your overall and oral health. From one dentist to another, Dr. Michael Tischler wrote about the importance of having dentist that understands that a long, stable dental prosthetic is much more important than an “easy” procedure like dental crowns or bridges. He says, “the goals of fixed prosthetics supported by dental implants is to provide function and aesthetics similar to natural teeth.” Our dentists at Arrowhead Foothills Dentistry agree: it’s not just important to replace the visible portion of your teeth, but restore their function as well! That’ why we offer dental implants in Glendale, AZ.
What are dental implants?
When you think of replacing your teeth, your mind may jump straight to dentures or another traditional prosthetic. With the developments we have made today, we’re able to replace both the root (a critical part of your tooth below the gum line) and the crown (what everyone sees when you smile) of a dying or lost tooth. The actual dental implant is a tiny titanium post that mimics the root of your tooth that mimics the root of your tooth to restore the health and function of your jawbone. Titanium is a metal that is biocompatible, meaning that your body can adjust to it in no time with a process called osseointegration. Either Dr. Steele, Dr. Halliday, or Dr. Darvishan will then attach a prosthetic tooth to your dental implant. This way, we will have provided a tooth replacement option that will last you years and years.
How are dental implants placed?
The first step to getting your dental implants would be to meet with one of a dentist in Glendale, AZ. We must first determine whether your jaw bone is strong enough to anchor your dental prosthetic. Once you and our dentists have agreed that dental implants are the right choice for you, the first phase includes the surgical placement of your implant posts within your jawbone. You don’t have to worry about a painful or unpleasant oral surgery process. Our patients undergo sedatives to make the surgical portion of the procedure practically painless.
After your implants have been placed, your jawbone and gums will naturally fuse to your implant during a period of healing. Once your body has adjusted, you will return to our office to attach the prosthetic teeth. Simple!
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants don’t only restore your smile but they restore our patient’s confidence, too! Implant-retained prosthetics, such as bridges or dentures, can be attached securely to a patient’s smile with the help of only a few implants. You and your dentist can work together to discover which restoration is best for your amount of tooth loss. Some other positive things about dental implants include:
- Ability to blend well with the rest of your smile with tooth-colored restorations.
- No abrupt changes in your dental hygiene routine, your restorations can be cared for just as regular teeth.
- Durable restorations built to last the rest of our patient’s lives with the proper care and regular checkups.
Are you ready for you’re a restored smile?
Does the possibility of having a full, healthy smile again excite you? Imagine eating, speaking, and smiling confidently—it’s possible! Contact us today to schedule your consultation.