Why Dental Implants? A person’s smile can convey several emotions at once and society judges people’s intelligence and honesty based on their smile. Missing teeth can be negatively perceived and ruin self-esteem, don’t let this happen to you! Call Dr. Fink at 602-942-4260 to learn more about dental implants.
Dental implants can be used to replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth, or all of the teeth. The dental implant post, which is a screw made of titanium, is surgically placed in the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. This replaces the missing tooth root and ensures that your dental restoration is stable. A period of healing is then often required to allow the bone to begin to bond with the biocompatible post.
Following this healing period, Dr. Fink will place the dental implant restoration, or replacement tooth, which fits on top of the implant post. Depending on which teeth are missing and your personal dental needs, your implant restoration might be a dental crown, dental bridge, complete denture, or partial denture. Each dental implant restoration is custom made to fit your smile comfortably and aesthetically.
Dental implants are superior to other tooth replacement options. Not only do they feel like your natural teeth, implants can also last a lifetime! They allow you to chew your food with confidence, are easy to clean and don’t require a sticky paste to keep them in place. These implants are the only tooth replacement option that helps prevent bone from dissolving.
To help keep dentures from moving around, dental implants can have button-like attachments that snap the denture in place. As little as two implants can drastically improve the stability of a denture. Say goodbye to floating dentures!
Replacing a missing tooth can restore your smile to optimal health, function, and appearance. A dental implant is a great option for restoring your smile because the implant is designed to look, function, and feel just like your natural teeth, and with proper care, can last a lifetime.
For more information about the benefits of dental implants, and to schedule your implant consultation, Request An Appointment or call 602-942-4260.