Are you struggling with the function of your smile after tooth loss or extraction? Do you want to avoid traditional dentures but are unsure of the options available to you? Do you want a permanent restoration that requires minimal care and attention but allows you to enjoy all your favorite foods? If this sounds like you and you live in the area of Mesa, AZ, we welcome you to book an appointment at our practice and learn about solutions such as dental implants.
How dental implants work
The dentists of Drs of Smiles describe the dental implant as a titanium post surgically planted into the bone of the jaw to act as an artificial tooth root. This post stimulates the process of osseointegration, where the bone of the jaw grows around the implant. This solidifies the implant in place, making it a sturdy and strong foundation for replacement options.
How can a dental implant be used?
Dental implants are popular not only because they are permanent, but because of their versatility. Here are the ways in which dental implants may be used:
- Replace a single tooth. Once the implant is placed in the bone of the jaw and is held firmly in place, the dental team can restore the abutment above the gum line with a dental crown to replace a single tooth.
- Replace several teeth in a row. Dental implants may also be placed into the bone of the jaw to act as an anchor on one or both sides of a dental bridge. Dental bridges are fabricated to replace one or several teeth and often use adjacent teeth for support.
- Replace an entire arch of teeth. Instead of dealing with messy dental adhesives, dental implants can be utilized as a foundation for a full denture. The denture will snap into place with dental implants along the arch for the best in stabilization and strength.
Learn more about the versatility of dental implants
Whether you are looking to replace one, some, or all of the teeth in the dental arch, our team at Drs of Smiles can help you choose the best solution! Call the office at (480) 834-6991 and visit the practice at 1056 S. Val Vista Drive, Ste. #1.