If you are experiencing the loss of a permanent tooth, you are not alone! The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons reports that almost 70% of adults between the ages of 35 to 44 have lost at least one tooth due to decay, disease, or injury. Many patients who struggle with missing teeth have found success in restoring their smile with dental implants. Dental implants allow patients to eat and speak as they normally would while feeling confident with a restoration that will not fall out at inopportune times, such as full cosmetic dentures. These restorations look natural and improve self-confidence for many patients. These titanium posts are surgically placed into the jaw and restored in a variety of ways to replace one or several teeth in the smile effectively.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Many patients who speak to the team at Drs of Smiles Gentle Family Dentistry will find that there are several advantages to using dental implants to replace missing teeth. Below are just a few of the benefits dental implants have over alternative treatments including dentures and bridges.
- Allow patients to eat and speak as they normally would
- Are natural-looking with restorations made to match the existing smile
- Permanently rest in the bone of the jaw and won’t slide or shift as dentures do
- Maintain natural bone, ensuring it is healthy and strong
- Reduce the risk of deteriorating bone through bone resorption
- Help in maintaining the facial features of a patient
- Will last a lifetime with proper care
To obtain dental implants, patients need to start with a consultation appointment during which x-rays are used to check the health of the jawbone. Our team will evaluate an individual to determine if dental implants are a proper fit for their needs.
Discuss the advantages of dental implants with our team today!
At Drs of Smiles Gentle Family Dentistry, we understand how important it is to obtain a beautiful smile, even after tooth loss. If you are considering your options for smile enhancement and restoration, connect with us by calling (480) 834-6991. Our professionals are conveniently located at 1056 South Val Vista Drive, Suite 1 in Mesa, AZ and accept new patients.