Replace Missing Teeth with Dental Implants
Aesthetic Family Dental is your solution for Mesa dental implants. Implants are an excellent way to replace missing teeth, and there are many benefits as to why. The primary advantage of placing an implant, rather than a traditional bridge, is that the tooth being replaced will remain autonomous, just like a natural tooth. Another benefit over traditional bridges is that an implant does not need adjacent teeth for support, sparing the teeth on either side from having a restoration placed, and localizing any dental treatment to one small area. Dental implants are extremely strong, and will likely outlast the bone they are secured into, maximizing your investment in your smile. For more information about dental implants in Mesa or our services, contact us today!
What is a Dental Implant?
Many people have heard that dental implants are often the best way to go when considering tooth replacement, but aren’t exactly sure just what an implant is. If you’re interested in learning more about dental implants, Mesa locals know to trust the team at Aesthetic Family Dental Care because of our experienced and highly knowledgeable team. We want you to understand any procedures you may have done and we will work hard to ensure you’re comfortable with your treatment plan. Dental implants are commonly recommended for single and multiple tooth replacements. An implant or implant body describes the titanium “screw” that is embedded in the bone, replacing the root portion of your natural tooth. Due to the way the implant is designed, it will thread into the bone and allow the bone to grow in around it so it is very secure. It is likely that the implant will outlive the surrounding bone structure because the metal is highly durable and is very strong.
What Goes on Top of an Implant?
The second part of the implant process is restoration. We provide services for both the surgical appointment and the restoration appointment(s). Having the same implant dentist in Mesa restore your implant gives our doctors complete control of the entire implant process and removes any possible mistakes due to communication regarding your case between the surgeon and the dentist.
Once the implant is placed, you won’t be able to see it and may not even know it’s there. Depending on the type of surgery, the amount of bone structure you have (and if a bone graft was needed), and where in the mouth the implant was placed, your tissue may be completely closed over the implant for the healing process. During this time, the bone will grow in and around the implant body to ensure it is secure and a viable tooth replacement when it is restored.
When it comes time to restore the tooth, a titanium abutment will be placed on top of the implant body. Implants and abutments are designed to fit together very precisely. The abutment will be prepared much like a natural tooth would be for a crown, so it can only be inserted one way. A crown will be fabricated that will go on top of the abutment and will be cemented in. Once the tooth is restored, you won’t be able to discern the crown over an implant from any other tooth. If you want to learn more about the restoration process of a single tooth dental implant, Gilbert residents know they can contact us at any time.
What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
We are the leading implant dentist in the area because we believe in what implants can do for people and we stand by our quality work. Implants are great for many reasons:
– Implants keep restored teeth autonomous from other teeth. When a tooth has to be removed due to trauma or decay, or if it is congenitally missing, it has to be replaced to form a complete smile. Commonly, bridges are used to replace teeth. When a bridge is done, the teeth on either side of the missing tooth are prepared for crowns. A bridge is essentially three crowns in a row with the middle being a floating crown over the missing tooth. One of the risks taken with a bridge is that if the teeth on either side of the missing tooth fail, the entire bridge has to be replaced and the bridge will potentially have to be made longer to accommodate the failing support teeth. When a single implant is placed, the teeth on either side are not touched.
– Implants will outlast your natural teeth and bone structure. Most dental insurance companies will replace bridges and crowns every 5-7 years. When a crown or bridge is done well, it can last much longer, though it will never last as long as an implant will. Crowns and bridges are placed over prepared teeth, which are still subject to breakdown. Often, crowns and bridges last while the teeth underneath break or become decayed. Because implants are not living like teeth, they are not subject to decay and breakdown. Implants are a sure way to maximize the life of your investment.
– Implants can keep bone structure static. When an implant is placed, often a bone graft is needed because bone structure is lost with the loss of a tooth. Because the bone will heal around the implant, the bone level is kept at the desirable level. When a tooth is lost and replaced with a bridge, you risk losing more and more bone level with time, and may eventually notice a gap between the bridge and the missing tooth.
Contact Aesthetic Family Dental, the leader in implant dentistry in Mesa Arizona, to learn more about dental implants and if they are right for you!
Dental Implants for Dentures
Our office offer dentures secured by implants so our patients can stop suffering from ill-fitting dentures. Two to six implants can be placed with “snaps” that engage the denture itself, giving you the security of well-fitting dentures when you speak and when eating most foods. By taking advantage of implants, we can remove much of the pink acrylic that makes up a denture, allowing for a more tactile experience when eating and speaking. Patients have remarked that they can taste food better after undergoing this procedure. Dental implants for dentures can also be semi-permanently fixed to 4-6 implants so it cannot be removed from the mouth. This allows us to remove almost all of the additional acrylic except for what is needed. If you’re interested in implants for dentures in Mesa, give us a call.
Dental Implant Post-Op Instructions
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Post-Op – Implants
Providing services for dental implants in Mesa, Gilbert, Queen Creek, and the entire Metro-Phoenix Valley.