Tooth loss is a problem that affects one's everyday life in many ways. Millions of Americans with missing teeth have to adapt by limiting their diet, choosing their words carefully, and thinking twice before smiling. But there is hope for your smile, and with dental implants available at Cambridge Dental, we can restore your comfort and confidence.
Fortunately, several tooth replacement options are available, but the only one that replaces a missing tooth and its root is a dental implant. Why is this important? By restoring the entire tooth’s structure—from root to crown—you have a replacement tooth that is comfortable, stable, and functions like a real, healthy tooth.
The small titanium implant post placed in your jawbone provides a solid foundation for the tooth restoration placed on top of it. It helps preserve youthful facial contours to avoid a sunken or aged appearance.
This is why dentists consider dental implants as the new gold standard of tooth replacement!
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
The biggest benefit of choosing dental implants to replace missing teeth is that they restore your ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. But other benefits make implants an excellent option for patients who want a long-term, stable tooth replacement.
- Dental implants are made of titanium, so they are biocompatible with the body, and the material will not deteriorate over time.
- If you take good care of your implants with conscientious oral hygiene and routine exams and teeth cleanings, they can last a lifetime.
- The presence of the implant post helps prevent jawbone loss, which in turn helps retain your youthful facial contours.
- While the upfront cost of dental implants is higher than other tooth replacements, they last much longer, making them an excellent investment.
Steps for Getting a Dental Implant
The entire process of getting an implant takes anywhere from 3-8 months. This may seem like a long time, but remember your dental implant can last a lifetime with proper care!
If it’s determined that you’re a good candidate for a dental implant, a specialist will place the titanium post in your jawbone in the area of the missing tooth. Getting a dental implant takes several months because we need to allow time for the post to integrate with the bone and tissue around it.
Once the implant post has fully integrated, you’ll meet with Dr. Gaona to discuss restoring it with a crown, bridge, or denture. He will design your tooth restoration with great skill and attention to detail to ensure it blends seamlessly with your smile, so no one will ever know that it isn’t your own tooth.
Want to Learn More about Dental Implants?
Dr. Gaona is a dental implant dentist in Glendale, AZ with over 25 years of experience in helping patients enjoy their best smiles. If you are considering dental implants, he would be happy to explain how the process works and see if you’re a good candidate.
If it turns out that you can’t get an implant, we also design beautiful, lifelike dentures and bridges to help you regain your smile and your confidence.
Please call us at (623) 486-4700 to schedule an appointment so we can find the solution that best fits your needs.