Dental Implants in Scottsdale Arizona
About Dental Implants:
Dental Implants are widely considered to be the best replacements of missing teeth in the upper and lower arches. There are a number of other dental procedures that address the issue of single and multiple missing teeth, but experts agree that implants offer more benefits in terms of aesthetics and functionality than all of these procedures.
However, unlike most tooth replacement options in dentistry, the dental implant treatment is a surgically invasive one and requires careful consideration of a patient’s health before determining whether or not he/she is an ideal candidate for the procedure.
How Dental Implants Work:
A dental implant is made up of three main components; the implant, the abutment and the crown. The implant portion is surgically embedded into the jaw bone after which the abutment and crown are connected to it.
The success of a dental implant depends upon the degree of osseo-integration, or the integration that takes place between the threaded surface of the implant and the surrounding bone. A conventional implant procedure may take 2-3 sittings, but immediate loading options are also available based on individual cases. Once the implant has successfully integrated with the jaw bone, it is fitted with an abutment and a crown. Generally Porcelain crowns are fabricated for implant treatments to ensure 100% natural tooth color match.
Because the procedure is invasive in nature, local anesthesia is administered to eliminate chances of discomfort and pain.
Advantages of Dental Implants:
There are countless advantages of dental implants for tooth replacements. The treatment effectively:
- Prevents bone from resorbing, which is one of the greatest drawbacks of tooth extraction
- Offers strength to the bone with osseo-integration
- Withstands all intra-oral forces and forces of mastication without displacement or fracture
- Guarantees outstanding aesthetics, natural look and feel of the tooth with a custom fabricated porcelain crown
- Replaces a missing tooth permanently
- Supports facial muscles preventing them from sagging
Implants can also be connected to complete dentures for better position stability, strength and aesthetics; these are known as Implant-retained Dentures. With dental implants, patients can bid farewell to ever having to remove dentures before sleeping, misplacing their prostheses, or using adhesives to ensure a better fit.
Missing tooth replacement can also be achieved using Dental Bridges, but unlike implants, bridges only offer superficial support and do not contribute to the preservation of the jaw bone after extraction.
Dental Implants Jerome Riddle DDS:
At Jerome Riddle DDS, we exclusively use the finest, most effective implant systems and treatments during procedures. We offer multiple teeth replacement with implants and implant retained dentures to restore optimal functionality in terms of speech, aesthetics and functionality.
If you are concerned about missing teeth in your oral cavity and wish to have them replaced permanently, book an appointment with the leading team of dental surgeons in Scottsdale, AZ by calling on (480) 991 4410 and we will offer you professional consultation as well along with all possible options that suit your case and budget.