If you have one or more missing teeth, dental implants offer an excellent replacement solution. Jeffrey D. Clark, DDS, FAGD, and the team at Scottsdale Dental Excellence have helped many men and women from Scottsdale, Arizona, restore their smiles through permanent dental implants. If you’re curious about what dental implants can do for you, book a consultation at your earliest convenience. Online scheduling makes it easy to find a time that fits your schedule, or you’re always welcome to call or stop by the office to check availability.
Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement option that anchor directly into your natural bone tissue. Once complete, your dental implant looks and functions just like your natural teeth. Dental implants are quickly becoming the leading choice for replacing missing teeth.
Dental implants are comprised of three separate parts:
This is the portion that’s inserted directly into your jaw bone. It serves as an “artificial root” for the visible portion of the implant.
This is a small connector that secures the crown to the implant. If your crown ever requires repair, the abutment allows removal and replacement.
This is the artificial tooth and the only visible portion of your new implant. The crown is custom crafted to blend in with the shape and color of your surrounding natural teeth.
Dr. Clark and the team at Scottsdale Dental Excellence use state-of-the-art dental technology to create the highest quality dental implants available. This process begins with imaging to determine the best possible placement for your implant.
The GalileosⓇ Comfort Plus cone beam scanner provides fast and accurate imaging, which is then used to craft a customized surgical guide. The guide ensures proper placement of your dental implant, based on your unique dental structures.
CEREC digital scanning technology also plays a role in creating your surgical guide and the crafting of your custom crown. Scottsdale Dental Excellence has the ability to complete on-site milling, avoiding the need to wait for a dental lab to create your new crown.
Living with one or more missing teeth is more than just an aesthetic concern — it can also create serious dental health issues. One common problem with missing teeth is that your adjacent teeth shift out of position, leaving you with an altered bite and placing undue pressure on your nearby teeth.
Another concern is bone loss. Every time you bite down, you place pressure on your teeth, stimulating the bone tissue beneath your gums. Thousands of daily stimulations keep your bone tissue healthy, and when that stimulation stops, your bone tissue begins to wear away.
Dentures can replace the visible portion of missing teeth, but can’t stimulate your bone tissue. Dental implants look and function like natural teeth, preventing bone loss.
If you’re ready to learn more about dental implants, book a visit at Scottsdale Dental Excellence today.