Nearly all people will need some kind of dental restoration in their lifetime. While these vary in location and extent, being able to bring a tooth back to full functionality can give a person his or her life back.
But what if an entire tooth or several teeth are completely gone? There are several options for replacing entire teeth. One of the most exciting is dental implants.
The reason dental implants are so great is that they replace the entire structure of a lost tooth, adding strength and stability to the restoration. Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth, and are a permanent solution to the problem of missing teeth.
The implant portion of this type of restoration is a biocompatible post placed directly into the jaw bone. Once it is integrated by the bone it will form a sturdy foundation for a single crown, a bridge, or even dentures. By mimicking the root of a natural tooth, dental implants can restore one or more teeth without relying on other teeth for support.
The crown to be attached to the implant is made of durable materials made to match your surrounding teeth exactly. You will once again be able to enjoy your favorite foods and light up a room with your smile.
If you would like to learn more about the dental implant process or schedule a consultation at Sossaman Family Dental, please call our Mesa, AZ, office at 480-359-1464 today. We are eager to get you the smile you’ve always wanted.