Gilbert Dental Implants Crowns Specialist
Dental Implants are the premier treatment option for one or more missing teeth. Dental Implants have evolved over the past forty years into a mainstream restorative option for patients who wish to have a permanent and natural looking replacement for missing teeth.
What is a Dental Implant?
A Dental Implant is a highly engineered titanium post which is placed into the jaw bone in much the same position as a natural tooth root. The implant is coated with titanium oxide which helps the bone adhere to the implant during the healing process. Approximately two to four months after initial placement, the implant is well healed and is as stable and sturdy as a natural tooth root. At this point, the implant is ready for restoration by a cosmetic or restorative dentist who will place a crown permanently into the implant “root” creating a natural looking, fully functional tooth which appears to be grow naturally from beneath the gum tissue. A Dental Implant is extremely natural looking, durable and has a very good success rate (approximately 90% over 40 years). These attributes have made Dental Implants one of the most sought after treatments for missing teeth.
Benefits of an all-ceramic crown on implant:
When both the tooth and root are damaged, the best permanent replacement is a dental implant in conjunction with a ceramic crown. This solution both looks and functions just like a natural tooth.
In this case, a so-called one-piece implant is used. This means that all components are installed as a single unit, resulting in immediately full functioning teeth, shorter treatment time and minimized pain.
- Immediately functioning teeth
- Excellent esthetic result
- Life long, stable solution
Dental Implants Can Save A Smile
Missing teeth is a reality for many people. The best solution for missing teeth is dental implants. Dental implants look, feel, and function like natural teeth and are a wonderful long-lasting solution to missing teeth.
A dental implant is a titanium post that is placed into the jawbone. Over time, the bone of your jawbone will heal around and adhere to the implant and the implant is as sturdy and stable as natural teeth roots.
The top of the implant is a ceramic crown that looks like a natural tooth. Dental implants looks and functions just like natural teeth. They are very natural looking and long lasting. Most dental implants last over 40 years. In fact, most of the dental implants that have been placed in the last 30 years are still in place. With technological improvements in dental implants, your dental implant will most likely be a life-long solution to your missing teeth.
Dental implants with a ceramic crown can fix a smile immediately. The new “tooth” functions as part of your mouth right away and that part of the smile is fixed for good.
At Gilbert Dental Center, we offer the premier line of dental implants at a great price. We are committed to your great smile. If you are missing teeth, let’s discuss dental implants at your next appointment. We can answer any questions you have, discuss the treatment process, and go over any dental implant options that you may have with your insurance provider.
Q: How can implant-retained dentures benefit me?
A: The transition from natural teeth to dentures can be a life changing event. The most notable change is the decrease in chewing efficiency between natural teeth and denture teeth. When a patient is first learning to use dentures, the diet can change from a moderate to soft consistency. This is due to the movement of the dentures during the chewing cycle. Less chewing force is needed for softer foods, making it easier for people to learn how to use dentures. The consistency of the diet usually improves as a patient learns how to balance the dentures while chewing. Once the teeth are lost, the jawbone starts a degenerative process leading to bone loss. The loss of the supporting jawbone can cause dentures to become unstable and also creates a sunken look to the face and cheeks leaving denture wearers looking aged before their time.
Implant-retained dentures have multiple benefits. First, they create an anchoring effect for the denture, making it more secure during chewing. The added retention and stability allows for a wider range of foods to be enjoyed. Second, the patient has the added confidence that the artificial teeth will not pop out of the mouth while chewing, laughing, talking or yawning. Patients no longer have to suffer the embarrassment of such an event. Third, dental implants replace the roots of the teeth. Their presence stops the bone loss that occurs following tooth loss, helping to preserve facial structure and support the soft tissues.
If you wear dentures and are looking for a better diet, more self-confidence and a youthful appearance, then implant-retained dentures may be just for you. Our office specializes in this advanced dental treatment. We are available to discuss this health care option with you.