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Dental Implants

Do you have missing teeth that make you uncomfortable being around anyone except your closest friends or family? Do you have difficulty chewing and/or digesting some foods due to missing teeth?  Do you find yourself avoiding activities that may require you to be around strangers? Are some of your teeth getting worn down because you are using them to compensate for missing teeth in your smile? Does your face look haggard or older because you have missing teeth and your cheeks are sunken in?

 

Having a beautiful smile is essential in today’s world making it is difficult to feel confident if your smile isn’t what you want it to be. That’s why Landmark Smiles of Scottsdale-Phoenix is happy to offer dental implants to his patients. 

Landmark has a team of surgical dental professionals to provide you with optimal dental function as well as a beautiful smile.

What are the advantages of Dental Implants?

  • Dental implants are often the best way to replace a missing tooth.
  • Dental implants can look extremely natural, mimicking the look of the surrounding, natural teeth in your mouth. Your teeth will be color-matched to your natural teeth so they look completely natural in your smile.
  • Dental implants feel and function like natural teeth and can give your mouth that full, complete feeling.
  • Unlike a dental bridge, which reduces the enamel of the adjacent teeth and uses them to connect several teeth together, an implant is a stand-alone tooth that is easier to clean and preserves the boney ridge of a patient’s mouth.

 

Dental implants are a highly recommended way to permanently address missing teeth. The process of obtaining dental implants is simple.  Landmark will first give you an extensive oral examination and consultation to determine your overall oral health.  X-rays and analysis is done to determine whether or not the required bone structure exists to successfully hold dental implants in place. This analysis will provide the assurance the professionals need to move forward with the implant process.

Once Landmark Smiles has confirmed that you are a good candidate for dental implants, the titanium implant (a small metal bar) into can be placed into the bone. In approximately 3-6 months, the healing process called osseo-integration, or fusing with the jawbone, occurs. This is the process in which the bone will grow around the titanium implant in order to strengthen it and hold it in place. It is a little like growing a “new” tooth root as the dental implants are tooth root replacements.  Please note that this time period for healing is a requirement for proper, implant treatment to avoid an extremely high risk of implant failure. Temporary dental crowns are placed on the implants until the osseo-integration (bone fusing to the implant) has completed. When the healing time is completed, your Dentist will then fit and place a permanent dental crown on your dental implants.

Dental implants last an extremely long time, which most often makes them a more permanent solution to replacing missing teeth than a dental bridge or partial dentures. They also have been proven to offer more strength and stability than other solutions, which makes them the treatment of choice whenever Landmark determines that circumstances permit this option.

If you have missing teeth that you would like to address in order to help improve the look today, call Landmark Smiles of Scottsdale to find out what dental implants can do to change your smile!

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