Dental Implants - North Phoenix, AZ
Tooth Replacement Options that Can Change your Life
Tooth loss can dramatically affect your life, whether it happens suddenly because of an injury or at a more gradual pace. Several tooth replacement options are available to patients in need, but none that are as effective or as long lasting as dental implants. At Devoted Family Dental, our doctors would be happy to help you determine whether implants are the right choice for you. Please contact our North Phoenix practice today to schedule a consultation.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants provide a variety of benefits to both your oral and general health. Aside from filling in the gap in your smile, implants also replace a missing tooth root. Your jawbone needs stimulation in order to remain strong and well formed. When a tooth is missing, the root can no longer provide that stimulation every time you bite down. Dental implants are the perfect substitute, holding your new tooth restoration in place and stimulating your jaw.
Furthermore, dental implants are stand-alone prosthetics that do not impact adjacent teeth. They simply allow you to smile naturally and eat a balanced diet for health and nutrition. They also have an excellent success rate and can often last for the rest of the patient’s natural life.
Dental Implant Placement
Initially, the patient will need to undergo a comprehensive consultation at our practice so that we can determine whether implants are the right solution for your tooth loss. Dental implants are so successful because they are designed to be inserted into the gum tissue, where they help you maintain a healthier, stronger jaw. This surgical procedure is the first major step of treatment. Once the implants have been successfully placed, the patient will need time to heal. During this time, your natural tissue and bone will start to surround the biocompatible implant and create a strong, enduring foundation for a replacement tooth.
Indications for Dental Implants
After the patient’s mouth has fully healed, it will be time for them to return to our practice so that our doctors can start designing the ideal restoration for their unique smile. Several options are available, and our recommendation will depend on multiple factors, such as how many teeth need to be recreated and the patient’s own personal preferences.
Missing One Tooth
If you have only lost one tooth and need to restore a single implant, a metal-free crown is the right choice. Alternatively, an implant-retained prosthetic can cover multiple implants and recreate several teeth at once.
Missing Multiple Teeth
If you are missing several teeth, then dental implants can be used to anchor a bridge or even a full denture. In the case of a bridge, two dental implants are placed on both sides of the gap in your smile. Then, after you’ve healed and implants are well integrated, a bridge of teeth is secured.
Missing All Teeth
Alternatively, dental implants can be used to support a full denture on your top or bottom arch. Unlike traditional dentures that are removable, these will remain in your mouth all the time. No matter what your choice is, our goal is to leave you with a revitalized smile that is beautiful, functional and exceptionally lifelike.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
Dental implants are an investment; there is no question about that. However, they can be a very worthwhile investment when you consider the numerous benefits. Moreover, dental implants may actually end up costing less than other tooth replacement options. With proper oral hygiene and regular dental checkups, implants can last a lifetime.
The final cost of your dental implants will depend on whether or not you need any preparatory work such as a bone graft or tooth extraction. In addition, the number of dental implants required and their specific locations in your mouth will impact the cost.
Why Are Dental Implants A Good Choice For Replacing Teeth?
- Aesthetics– When compared to natural teeth, restored dental implants are virtually indistinguishable in both looks and feel. Other people will not even realize they are not real.
- Health Benefits– While traditional reconstructive solutions only bother with rebuilding the crown (the white part) of the tooth, dental implants focus on the supportive root first. As a result, patients can expect to enjoy a smile that is healthier and stronger over time.
- Ease of Use– Once they are in place, dental implants can be cared for just like regular teeth. Patients can continue to enjoy all of their favorite foods and brush and floss like normal at home.
- Long-Lasting Quality– As long as the patient attends regular checkups here at Denoted Family Dental and has a strong oral hygiene routine, it is very likely that their dental implant will serve them well for the rest of their lives.