Dental Implants in Mesa – Implant Dentistry
SERVING MESA, PHOENIX, Gilbert, TEMPE AND SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
It’s not uncommon for us to lose our teeth as we get older. Much of this kind of tooth loss can be prevented through general dental care and diligent dental hygiene, but as we live longer teeth can simply wear down. Dentures have done the job for a long time, but they can be uncomfortable, difficult to maintain, and can contribute to long-term bone loss in the jaw. However, now we have more options to choose from than just dentures. Implant dentistry offers a permanent solution to replacement of lost teeth.
Implant dentistry can be used to replace single teeth, multiple teeth, or even all of your teeth. Using dental implants results in permanent replacements, as well as an artificial root that continues to stimulate your jawbone, reducing the risk of bone loss over time.
Dental Implant Procedure
A dental implant is a titanium screw that is placed directly into the jawbone. After the implant is placed, you have to undergo a healing period, usually of several weeks. During this time, the implant bonds to the jawbone, making it possible to add custom-made appliances that will replace your missing teeth.
Once these appliances are placed, you have permanent replacements for your lost teeth that won’t shift or slide, won’t cause discomfort, and which may not need to be removed for cleaning. In addition, because the implant is placed directly in the jawbone, it continues to stimulate bone growth as you chew, preventing bone loss that’s common in long-term denture wearers.
If you’ve already experienced bone loss in your jaw, you might require bone grafts in order to be able to support dental implants. If the bone loss is fairly minor, the implants can be spaced such that they can support your bridge or dentures in spite of the deficient bone. Mesa implant dentists Dr. LeSueur or Dr. Dodaro can analyze your individual situation and let you know if dental implants are a good option for you.
Mini dental implants
We also offer mini dental implants to provide you with a much less invasive, more affordable option to replace missing teeth or stabilizing loose dentures or partials allowing for more confidence and significantly improved chewing.