What is a Dental Implant?
When we place a dental implant, we are placing a synthetic root that will support a replacement tooth for patients who have lost one or more of their natural teeth.
When a patient loses a tooth, the bone underneath the gap can start to decay because it isn’t getting adequate support. The bone underneath your gumline needs the support of your tooth roots to stay healthy and strong. Dental implants are the only restorative dentistry option for patients who are missing teeth that replaces the tooth root—not just the visible crown.
Dental implants are made with a special titanium alloy that can fuse directly to your jawbone in a process called “osseointegration.” When combined with a beautiful porcelain crown, dental implants become a whole, artificial tooth.
An implant-supported restoration provides all the functionality of a natural tooth. Our crowns are made from a high quality porcelain that looks and feels completely natural. Your dental implant and crown together can create a look that is virtually indistinguishable from the tooth you lost.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
With a dental implant, patients can enjoy a beautiful, full smile again. Patients with dental implants can find pleasure in the same day to day activities that they enjoyed before their tooth loss.
Patients with missing teeth often get an emaciated look around their jawline as their bone starts to lose mass. Dental implants prevent this deterioration by providing support to your jawbone. With adequate support you will look younger longer and stay healthier. Dental implants are durable and long lasting. With proper care, an implant can last a lifetime.
Learn More About Dental Implants at Smile Concepts Comprehensive Dentistry
Our dental implants are typically used to replace lost teeth, but they can also be used to secure permanent dentures. At our office we have dental implants placed by a specialist, and we offer beautiful dental implant restorations.
To find out more about our implant dentistry services at our Scottsdale office, call us today. We would be happy to answer any questions or to schedule an appointment.