Dental Implants have been used for centuries to provide people with a functional and practical solution to missing or damaged teeth. With today’s advanced dentistry technology, dental implants are stronger and look more natural than ever before.
If you and your dentist have decided that dental implants are the best option for you, your dentist will explain the procedure to you so you know what to expect and give you the opportunity to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.
The Day of Procedure
On the day of your procedure, your dentist will clean and prepare the space where your new dental implant will be. Then your dentist will securely fit a titanium screw into the bone to anchor your new tooth. This strong titanium screw is specifically designed for dentistry surgeries.
Once the screw is firmly embedded in the bone, your dentist will attach your new tooth to the screw. It is designed to fit the space and match the color of your natural teeth so that it also looks and feels natural.
Dental Implants vs. Dentures
1. Dental implants are more comfortable than dentures
If you have several teeth to be replaced, your dentist may design a bridge for the missing teeth that will be anchored with two or more dental implants. Most patients find that the strength and stability of a bridge anchored by dental implants feels more comfortable than dentures.
2. Freedom to eat comfortably with no slipping
In fact, many patients have discovered that dental implants are more comfortable than dentures or fixed bridges. Dental implants fit better than dentures and you don’t have to worry about them slipping like dentures. They also provide you with the ability to chew a variety of foods, including those you couldn’t eat if wearing dentures.
3. Natural look and feel
Dental implants also look more natural than dentures and for many people, this is important as well. The condition of our teeth often has something to do with our level of confidence in ourselves and in social situations. Many patients agree they have more confidence after getting their dental implants.
Board certified specialists of AZPerio may elect to perform additional procedures listed below:
Healthy teeth that are seated correctly in a strong jaw provide the best possible environment to allow our teeth to work properly for us and strong support our facial features and help to provide us with confidence in our appearance. The bones that support the lower portion of our face, including the mouth and chin, also provide support for our teeth. Bones that are missing or have collapsed inside the gums can show on the face as depressed areas, giving us a sunken or drawn in appearance. Learn More
An important factor in the success of a dental implant is the quantity and quality of the bone where the implant is to be placed. The upper back jaw has traditionally been one of the most difficult areas to successfully place dental implants; this is due to insufficient bone quantity and quality, and the close proximity to the sinus. If a patient has lost bone in that area due to periodontal disease or tooth loss, the patient may be left without enough bone to place implants. Learn More
Our teeth provide us with the ability to chew and speak clearly, and they need the support of the bone they are seated in too so that they can properly perform this function for us. But when a tooth is missing for a period of time the jawbone begins to recede, leaving an indentation where the bone and tooth would otherwise have filled that space. If the indentation is significant, it can also show on the outside of the face giving the perception of a hollow or drawn in appearance. Learn More
Contact AZPerio today to discuss your options and see if dental implants are right for you.