What is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are the restoration of choice when you have a missing tooth.
The ability to replace one or multiple teeth with dental implants is available to you at Cottonwood Smiles. We partner with the finest oral surgeons in the area to be certain your dental implant lasts you a lifetime.
When you have a missing tooth or missing teeth, a dental implant is likely the best option to replace. A dental implant is a procedure requiring multiple steps with your dentist and dental team of professionals.
The first step is to have the area evaluated by your general dentist here at Cottonwood Smiles.
Once you determine the dental implant is right for you, one of our finest specialists will surgically place the implant where the tooth is missing.
Several weeks are required for healing time and secure integration of the implant into the bone. During this healing time, you can eat, speak and drink normally, while keeping the surgical area clean and free form bacteria and debris. Once integration has been verified by the surgeon, you are released to your general dentist to have the implant restored.
Your dentist will secure a custom abutment into the dental implant. This abutment will act as the natural tooth above the gum-line. For aesthetics and function a custom crown is made and cemented to the abutment. Restoring a dental implant takes a least two appointments, a couple of weeks apart, to complete the process.
Dental implants have the highest success rate over other options to replace missing teeth. You and your dentist will determine if a dental implant is right for you.
Benefits of Dental Implants
There are several benefits to dental implants. They are a conservative approach to replace missing teeth as they are localized to just the area where the tooth is missing. Unlike other options, a dental implant does not require using adjacent teeth to help support the restorations. Dental implants are standalone replacement options.
For people who wear dentures, placing just a few implants for the denture to snap on will create a more secure fit and better function of the denture. For many long-time denture patients, dental implants have provided them the confidence to eat and speak normally without the fear of embarrassing slips or mishaps.
Dental implants take some time from start to finish. This slower process helps to ensure higher success rates as potential problems can be identified early and more options are available to cure infections or mis-fittings of the final restorations. Dental implants are becoming the standard of care to replace missing teeth and secure dentures for patients. Call now to schedule your personal dental implant consultation at (928) 202-3376.
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Phone: (928) 202-3376
637 North Main Street, Suite 1-C
Cottonwood, AZ 86326