Mesa, AZ Dentist
Sossaman Dental Health and Implant Center
Dental Implants are changing the way people live. They are designed to replace missing teeth with the look, feel and function of your natural teeth. A person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything! Your teeth will appear natural and your facial contours will be preserved. Patients with dental Implants can smile with confidence.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are often an ideal option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. Dental implants are so natural-looking and feeling, you may forget you ever lost a tooth.
Single Tooth Replacement
If you are missing a single tooth, one implant and a crown can replace it. A dental implant replaces both the lost natural tooth and its root.
A dental implant provides several advantages over other tooth replacement options. In addition to looking and functioning like a natural tooth, a dental implant replaces a single tooth without relying on or sacrificing the health of neighboring teeth. The other common treatment for the loss of a single tooth, a tooth-supported fixed bridge, requires that adjacent teeth be prepared to support the bridge.
Because a dental implant will replace your tooth root, the bone is better preserved. Dental implants integrate with and provide stimulation to your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact.
In the long term, a single implant can be more natural looking and easier to keep clean than a bridge. With a bridge your bone is lost in the area of a missing tooth and as a result your gums can recede and you’ll be left with a visible defect that can lead to an unattractive smile.
Dental Implant Services
- Multiple Tooth Replacement
- Implant Supported Bridges
Multiple Tooth Replacement
If you are missing several teeth, implant-supported bridges can replace them. Dental implants will replace both your lost natural teeth and some of the roots.
Dental implants provide several advantages over other teeth replacement options. In addition to looking and functioning like natural teeth, implant-supported bridges replace teeth without support from adjacent natural teeth. Other common treatments for the loss of several teeth, such as fixed bridges or removable partial dentures, are dependent on support from adjacent teeth.
In the long term, implants are aesthetic, functional and comfortable. Gums and bone can recede around a fixed bridge or removable partial denture, leaving a visible defect. Resorbed bone beneath bridges or removable partial dentures can lead to a collapsed, unattractive smile. In addition, removable partial dentures can move around in the mouth and reduce your ability to eat certain foods, this tends to become an issue as more of the bone that supports the partial denture is lost through time. Therefore, an implant supported bridge can be more stable than a partial denture. With a fixed bridge or removable partial denture, the bone that previously surrounded the tooth root will be lost over time. Dental implants integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact.
Mesa Dental Implants – Anyone who is missing one or more teeth due to injury, disease or tooth decay may be a candidate for dental implants. The dental implant is stable and comfortable. Normally, it will serve its owner for life.