If you think that dentures are only an issue the elderly need to worry about, think again. Tooth decay and periodontal disease with tooth loss affect young individuals as well as the old, and patients who neglect their oral health find themselves prematurely in need of false teeth.
Fortunately, your options for tooth replacement are not what they were a century ago, not even if you have lost all of your upper or lower teeth. Today, dental implants allow you all the functionality of your natural teeth without the slipping or poor fit that is often associated with removable dentures.
Dental implants consist of a titanium metal post which is implanted directly into your jaw bone like the root of your natural tooth, and which then supports a false tooth. Multiple dental implants can be used to support a dental bridge or even fix dentures in place for greater confidence and significantly improve chewing.
The question of dental implants versus dentures is much debated, but the first step is finding out if you are a good candidate for dental implants. To find out if dental implants may be the right option for you, please contact implant dentists Dr. LeSueur and Dr. Dodaro today, welcoming patients from Phoenix and the surrounding areas of Scottsdale, Mesa, and Tempe, Arizona.