While many people see a missing tooth as an aesthetic concern, it's vital to also recognize it as a health concern. Healthy teeth have a crucial role to play in the body. When even a single tooth goes missing, you could struggle with declining self-esteem, jawbone deterioration, and the inability to digest your food properly. All of these instances work to affect your entire body's overall health adversely and should be avoided at all costs.
At Armitage Dental, we offer dental implants that look, feel, and function just like natural teeth. As a tried-and-tested solution, it is recognized as the best replacement option for missing teeth. We look forward to assisting you in discovering the various benefits of dental implants.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are small titanium screws that are surgically inserted in the place of your missing teeth. The jawbone grows around the titanium, creating a solid foundation for replacement teeth. In addition, dental implants help preserve facial structure and prevent the deterioration of the jawbone.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Some of the key benefits of dental implants as a tooth replacement alternative include:
- Longevity and permanent convenience
- Natural appearance and smile
- No threat of cavities or decay
- No changes in speech patterns
- No changes to natural facial structure
What Are the Steps In a Dental Implant Process?
The following steps are involved in a dental implant process:
- Consultation and Treatment Plan
During the consultation process, X-rays, medical histories, and dental histories are collected to give us a clear picture of your present health condition. We will then explore possible treatment solutions to devise a plan, keeping your health and budget goals in mind.
During the next step, if necessary, the affected tooth will be extracted. In some cases, the implant can be placed at the same time as the extraction.
It's relatively common for the jawbone to lack the strength and mass to support an implant. In such instances, a bone graft would be performed to strengthen the area. After receiving a bone graft, you will generally need several months to heal before an implant can be placed.
During dental implant surgery, a titanium screw is inserted into your jawbone. Anesthesia will be used during the surgery, which only takes around one to two hours.
After inserting your implant, it will be covered with the surrounding soft tissue and allowed to fuse with the jawbone. This natural process ideally takes about three months to complete.
After osseointegration, an abutment is fixed on the implant to connect the dental restoration such as a crown.
If you are interested in learning more about dental implants and how our dentists, Dr. Abbas Nejad & Dr. Ishtjot Saini, can help transform your smile, don't hesitate to call us at (623) 872-8686 and schedule your appointment.