Sadly, missing teeth are a common problem among older dental patients, whether it happens because of severe decay, an injury, or simply their advanced age. The appearance of your smile in this state can make it difficult to even leave the house, much less go out for a good time with your friends for fear of being humiliated when they notice your unsightly gaps. Even worse, missing teeth can often lead to further oral health problems, such as an increased risk of gum disease, additional tooth loss, and jawbone deterioration. Thankfully, your local West Phoenix dentists are happy to offer dental implants as a restorative solution that can effectively replicate the entire structure of your tooth, giving you back both your smile and self-confidence.
How does the dental implants process work?
When you lose a tooth, you aren’t only deprived of the white ‘crown’ that you can see atop your gums – you also no longer have a root, which stimulates your jaw and keeps it full. Dental implants are such a revolutionary and transformative process because, unlike dentures and bridges, they replicate both pieces of the tooth, ensuring that you have a full and healthy mouth for years to come!
First, your local dentists will place a small, titanium post into each of your empty sockets; these new ‘roots’ will require time to fuse with your soft tissue and jawbone, creating a solid and wholesome foundation for your new crowns. Once you return to our office, we’ll simply place your beautiful, porcelain restorations and your dental implants will be complete! You’re free to eat whatever you like and share your smile with the world again. What could be simpler?
Contact our office today if you have any questions about dental implants, or if you’re ready to schedule an appointment. We have offices located in both Glendale and Phoenix, and we also welcome patients from West Phoenix and Peoria.