Have you lost one or more teeth and wish to replace them? With so many tooth replacement options, you might be confused about which one is best for you. If you have good jawbone health and can commit to good oral care habits, we recommend you consider dental implants. This is because dental implants are the closest you can get to natural teeth.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are titanium screws that are designed to mimic the shape and function of a tooth root. Like tooth roots, they go into jawbones and fuse with the surrounding bone. This makes them stable, strong, and durable. It also stops your jawbone from deteriorating. A dental crown is then placed on top of this abutment, which looks and feels like a natural tooth. Dental implants restore the function and appearance of your teeth.

Dental implants not only look real but also act like real teeth. You can eat almost anything with dental implants, and you don’t have to worry about them slipping out of place. Just as with natural teeth, dental implants need to be brushed, flossed, and cleaned regularly.

Are dental implants right for me?

Dental implants are a prosthetic option to replace missing teeth. They can be an excellent solution for people in good general oral health that have missing or damaged teeth. Besides, to be an ideal candidate for dental implants, one needs to have good jawbone health to attach implants to your jawbone permanently. 

What is the dental implant procedure?

Dental implants consist of three main parts: the implant itself, the abutment, and the dental crown. The dental implant is a tiny titanium post that acts as the root for your new tooth. The dental implant is surgically placed into your jawbone, where it will naturally fuse with the surrounding bone. Once the implant has healed, the abutment is attached. The abutment is a small piece that screws into the dental implant to hold it in place. The dental crown is custom-made to match the color and shape of your surrounding teeth. The dental crown is bonded over the abutment to create a natural-looking tooth.

Why are implants considered the best tooth-replacement option?

Dental implants are considered the best tooth replacement options because of the following reasons:

  • Dental implants are permanent

Dental implants are permanent. They do not move, slip, shift or fall out. You can eat, drink, talk or smile without having to worry about your teeth.

  • Dental implants are long-term solutions

Dental implants are long-term solutions. In fact, they can last up to 20 years or more with proper care. 

  • Dental implants function like natural teeth

Dental implants are the best option when it comes to replacing missing teeth because they function like natural teeth. 

  • Dental implants need the same maintenance as natural teeth

Dental implants are easy to maintain. Just brush and floss every day, and see your dental provider for regular checkups.

  • Dental implants are versatile 

Dental implants can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. If you’ve lost a tooth due to an injury, gum disease, or tooth decay, you can replace it with a dental implant.

To learn more about dental implants, call Dobson Ranch Dental Care at (480) 838-8558 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Christopher Payne. 


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