Modern cosmetic dentistry offers a highly effective solution to correct the problem of missing teeth: dental implants.
What is a dental implant?
Dental implants are small titanium posts placed into the bone to provide a foundation for bridges, the replacement teeth made to fill gaps created by missing teeth. Used instead of conventional crowns and dentures, dental implant technology can help preserve jaw bone strength while providing more comfort and a natural-looking smile.
Usually, the dental implant process has three steps:
The implant is surgically placed.
Over a period of time the jaw bone actually heals painlessly around the implant to hold it strongly in place.
A customized tooth, designed with the right size, shape and color to blend in with other teeth, is placed on the implant.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
A common concern among patients needing to replace one or more teeth is whether the “false teeth” will feel right and stay in place. As technology has become increasingly advanced, the use of dental implants to support a bridge makes this a problem of the past. Today’s implants enhance the patient’s quality of life, offering:
the look, feel and function of real teeth
a natural facial shape and appearance
improved stability for chewing, brushing and smiling
unaffected health of adjacent teeth that previously had to be compromised
the self-confidence that comes with looking your best
How long do dental implants last?
Clinical studies have shown that 95% of dental implants remain healthy and stable for over 20 years. Because they can last a lifetime, patients who are good candidates for this procedure will find dental implants to be the most cost effective treatment option. Implants aren’t appropriate for every patient, particularly those who smoke or already have substantial bone loss.
The dental implant experts in Gilbert
The experienced team at Sonoran Vista Dentistry can determine whether dental implants are the best option to replace your missing teeth and overcome existing denture problems. Let Dr. Head at Sonoran Vista Dentistry help you rediscover comfort and confidence when eating, speaking and smiling!
Sonoran Vista Dentistry is accepting new patients. Call us today to discuss your dental health goals. We’d love to take care of you and your family!
Our Gilbert, AZ, dental practice, conveniently located just off the I-60 on Baseline Rd. west of Gilbert Rd., also serves patients in the neighboring communities of Mesa, Chandler, and Tempe.