Dental implants placed at our Phoenix dental office work so incredibly well because they become part of your jawline. By fusing dental implants to the jaw bone, patients never have to worry about their teeth implants shifting or falling out.
Dental implants work by inserting a sturdy titanium post that fully integrates with your jaw bone and surrounding soft and hard tissues—actually becoming a tooth root replacement over time. The implants are made from a biocompatible material, meaning your body will never reject them. Dentures and other dental prosthetics work wonderfully to restore eating and chewing functions, but they are removable and not placed permanently in your oral cavity.
How Your Dental Implants Work
Dental implants involve three significant steps. The first step starts with placing the dental implant into your jaw bone and letting it integrate and heal over a few months. Once we make sure the dental implant has healed, your dentist will attach a small extension known as an abutment to the implant. The abutment allows your dentist to attach a dental crown to your implant, which means that even if the crown breaks or cracks, the implant itself is never affected. The dental crown may need to be replaced over time, but your dental implant will always remain intact.
The permanent nature of the dental implant is a big component to its popularity and success, making it one of the most sought after tooth restoration options we offer today. Your dental implant restores your ability to eat and chew your favorite foods, speak with clarity and precision, and look fantastic.
Because dental implants are permanent, this is a major decision that should require a complete understanding of the procedure, cost, and benefits or disadvantages to your lifestyle. We invite all of our Phoenix patients to ask any questions regarding dental implants; we are always happy to provide a consultation at any time.