Dental implants are replacement tooth roots that provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth. They are made of titanium, which is lightweight, strong, and biocompatible, which means that it is not harmful to the body’s tissues.
Our dentists make sure patients have healthy and strong gums before placing implants. Some patients may need a few treatments, such as antibiotics or bone grafting. This is just to restore the gums and jawbone. Once gums are healthy and ready for implants, our dentists will surgically place the implant into the jawbone. After placing them, they need time to fuse with the bone before replacement teeth are attached. After the implant has fused to the bone, a small connector post (abutment) is attached to the implant.
They offer numerous benefits:
Dental implants are the closest prosthetics to natural teeth. They are permanently attached to the jawbone, so they’re not removable. Unlike full dentures, which rest on the gums and can cause irritation and sore spots, dental implants are secured in the gums so they don’t cause irritation.
A dental implant is a titanium post that acts as a replacement for natural tooth roots. After this is placed, the dental crown, bridge, or denture is then connected to the implant. This improves speech and chewing ability, as it mimics natural teeth.
Dental implants prevent the bone deterioration that occurs when a tooth is lost.
When you lose a tooth, the supporting bone and gum tissue begins to shrink. This can lead to a sunken appearance. Dental implants are a permanent solution that stops this bone degeneration. The implant will bond with the bone, providing the necessary stimulation and preventing deterioration of the jaw.
Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care. With proper hygiene and regular dental checkups, a dental implant can last a lifetime. However, since dental implants are fused to the jawbone, they are a permanent solution.
Dental implants are permanent. Once you have them placed, you don’t have to worry about them moving or falling out. You can continue to eat the foods you love and smile with confidence, knowing your dental implants are permanent.
Other treatments, such as dentures, only replace the visible portion of teeth. Dental implants are also the only restorative solution that prevents bone loss, preserving the jawbone.
Dr. Darian D.D.S. of Winning Smiles Dentistry is here to provide you with the best treatment and advice possible. To make a reservation, please contact us at (623) 777-7942. Alternatively, you can visit us at 20165 N 67th Ave #103, Glendale, AZ 85308.