Dental Implants in Phoenix, AZ
If you are missing one or more teeth, you are likely well aware of the toll that missing teeth can have on your life. Missing teeth make it difficult to enjoy simple pleasures like a crunchy apple or even smiling and laughing with your friends. Even worse, you may have missed out on important opportunities because of the judgment and stigma surrounding missing teeth that exists in our society.
Don’t let missing teeth limit your life. You have options, and we’ll help you find the one that’s right for you.
What Is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are a recent innovation in dental technology that allows us to replace missing teeth with a restoration that is so lifelike, you may even forget that it’s not your original tooth.
A dental implant consists of two primary parts: the biocompatible titanium “root” that is surgically placed in your jaw and the natural-looking porcelain crown that sits comfortably above the gum in the place of your missing tooth.
Both the titanium post and the porcelain crown function in the same way as your own tooth would. The crown is aesthetic and durable, which means that nobody is likely to know your secret unless you tell them. The post that holds your crown in place also provides another crucial function that is important to not just your dental health but your overall health as well.
The Dental Implant Difference
The roots of your teeth do much more than hold your teeth in place. Beneath your gums, the bone in your jaw is in a constant state of activity. The roots of your teeth stimulate your bone to renew itself and maintain a certain level of integrity. When you lose a tooth, this process stops in that area. The bone begins to reabsorb and becomes thinner.
In time, the integrity of the bone is compromised. Other teeth will come loose and may shift in their position or fall out themselves. As you lose more root structure, the bone continues to deteriorate, eventually giving you the “sunken” appearance that is so commonly associated with missing teeth.
The titanium posts of dental implants function in the same way as your own roots, stimulating your bone and helping to maintain its integrity and putting a stop to the tooth-loss cycle.
At Agave Dental, we both place and restore dental implants. Dr. Hamann has extensive training in the surgical placement of dental implants, which ensures that your experience will be a positive one. Keeping the entire process right here in our Phoenix dental office allows you to enjoy the comfort and confidence that comes with having the procedure performed by the dentists you know and trust. This continuity of care also reduces the chances of problems caused by miscommunication and saves you valuable time.
We think that dental implants are the future of dentistry for patients who are missing teeth. If you are missing teeth or have damaged teeth that need to be replaced, don’t hesitate to give us a call to learn more about this state-of-the-art new technology.
We’ll Make Your Smile Shine!
Our services can help you feel complete. There’s no need to feel embarrassed to smile or laugh any more. Please stop by for a consultation, where Dr. Hamann can explain in detail, what Dental Implants can do for you, what the procedure will be like, and how you will feel after the procedure is over.
Dental implants are titanium roots, that are replaced with in the jawbone to resemble a tooth or group of teeth. A screw is inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. A porcelain crown is then attached to the screw to become the new tooth or teeth. They can be used to support dental prosthesis including crowns, dentures, and bridges. Today’s treatments are so natural looking, no one will know you had surgery. There’s approximately a 95% success rate for all implants. With modern advances in dentistry, some implants can be restored immediately with life like all porcelain crowns. For more details ask your dentist.