Nothing may be more frustrating than having a missing tooth. Thankfully, modern dentistry provides a way to restore the natural function and appearance of a smile that has been plagued by a missing tooth or teeth. Dental implants give Chandler, AZ patients a reason to smile again!
When a tooth is missing, so is the stability of the bone in the jaw. If the missing tooth isn’t replaced, the bone begins to deteriorate. As this loss of bone progresses, facial features are put at risk and general health is compromised. Dental implants are the only tooth-replacement restoration that halts the bone deterioration process by acting as a direct replacement for the tooth root.
Dental implant placement has become a routine process. First, titanium implants are placed by an oral surgeon directly into the jawbone and left to heal. As they heal, the implants and jawbone begin fuse and become one, creating a solid foundation for your replacement tooth. Once this fusion is complete, an abutment will be placed on the implant, and Dr. Walker will attach a natural-looking crown that becomes the new tooth. The end result is a sturdy tooth, or set of teeth, that looks as natural as the ones you were born with.
Dental implants have become an extraordinary tooth replacement solution. They provide a solid foundation of support for new, permanent replacement teeth, increasing the ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. With the added health benefits, dental implants are an incomparable alternative to tooth replacement.
Many who have chosen dental implants as their solution to replace a missing tooth have found their experience to be life-changing. If you have one or more missing teeth and are considering your tooth replacement options, discuss dental implants with Chandler, AZ dentist, Dr. Walker today.