Are Dental Implants Right For You?
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are medical devices that are surgically implanted into the jawbone to restore a person’s ability to chew or their physical appearance. The implant consists of an artificial tooth root that creates a permanent and durable foundation for a tooth replacement.
Dental implants are not always necessary and may or may not be right for you depending on your situation. Dental implants can give you natural-looking results so that you can enjoy a beautiful smile for years to come.
3 Reasons Why They May be Right For You
You want to prevent bone loss
In the event that you need to have a tooth extracted due to an injury or a disease, you are left with an empty space within your mouth. This can lead to many problems including bone loss in the jaw, which can create a sunken-in facial appearance. When dentures, crowns or bridges are not an option, dental implants can be a permanent and natural looking solution for missing teeth and prevent bone loss in your jaw.
You want to be able to chew and enjoy food without worry or pain
Missing teeth can affect the overall function of your mouth. When you have one or multiple missing teeth it can affect our bite. People who have dentures often have to worry about the denture sliding around and not being stable, keeping them from enjoying certain food altogether. Dental implants are a permanent and durable alternative to dentures or partials.
You want to smile with confidence again
It’s ok to want implants for a purely aesthetic reason. Sometimes all we want is to be able to smile with complete confidence. When you have one or multiple missing teeth it can really take a toll on your overall confidence and keep you feeling self-conscious. Your self-esteem is extremely important and being able to comfortably eat, chew, laugh and smile without pain or worry can have an amazing impact on your overall well-being.
When it comes to implants, there are a few different options to suit your situation.
Single Tooth Implant
Whether you have lost a tooth due to trauma, infection, or decay, our cosmetic dentists can provide a custom dental crown to comfortably fill in the gap. The implant replaces both the lost natural tooth and its root.
Multiple Teeth Implant
Implants can secure a dental bridge to replace two or three adjacent teeth. Unlike traditional bridges, no modifications need to be made to your surrounding teeth, which allows you to keep your smile whole and healthy.
For patients who are missing one or both dental arches of teeth, our dentists can design implant-supported dentures that look and feel similar to natural teeth. Better yet, you can have a reliable smile without the messiness of adhesives.
Implants can be an excellent treatment for patients who have one or multiple missing teeth. Dental Works has been providing dental implants in Scottsdale, AZ for over 25 years and will help you determine if they are the right option for you and create a detailed treatment plan so you can fully understand the procedure, steps and recovery process. If you’re interested in learning more about dental implants and what they can do for you, please contact us today.