Dental Implants - Peoria, AZ

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Dental Implants

Dental Implants At Peoria Dental Smiles

A dental implant may be the solution if you miss a tooth and it affects your comfort or confidence. 

Dental implants are changing the way people live. They have considerably impacted modern dentistry as they offer a viable solution to replace missing teeth. 

What are Dental Implants? 

Implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth with the same look, feel, and function as natural teeth. 

A dental implant is an artificial tooth placed or implanted into the jawbone. A dental crown is set to provide a complete tooth that will function perfectly like your regular teeth. 

People who have lost teeth regain the ability to eat virtually anything and feel confident knowing that the teeth are secure, easy contours are preserved, and they look natural enough to love your smile again. 

Happy smiling woman

Why use Dental Implants?

People think that once a permanent adult tooth is lost, the space should be left empty. The reality is that the space faces risks of infection, which can cause teeth to shift out of alignment, among other problems. With the placement of a dental implant, such oral health problems can be avoided.

These dental implants help prevent the facial structure from changing, providing the functionality needed to perform the same functions before losing the original tooth. And the implant is guaranteed to look perfectly natural when complemented by a dental crown. 

Important Facts from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry 

- More than 30 million Americans are missing all the teeth in one or both jaws.

- 15 million people in the U.S. have crowns and bridges to replace missing teeth.

- 3 million have implants, and this number is increasing by 500,000 a year.

- Implants are placed by 10% of U.S. dentists, but this number is increasing.

- The success rate of implants is 98%, according to the scientific literature.

- Implants performed by U.S. dentists 5,505,720 (2006)

- Implants performed by U.S. general dentists 3,103,930 (2006)

- The U.S. dental implant market is expected to reach $5 billion by 2018.

Benefits and advantages of Dental Implants

Dental implants behave like natural teeth

Most patients do not notice the difference between their natural and implanted teeth. They can eat with it as usual and brush and floss their teeth as normal.

They can last a lifetime

While a dental bridge can only last about ten years, dental implants can last a lifetime. The implant is made of titanium and is integrated into the jawbone. It is biocompatible, which means it is non-toxic and not rejected by the body. In short, it is a powerful replacement tooth.

Prevent bone loss

Bone loss occurs in the jaw when there are no dental roots (or implants) to stimulate the jaw bone. If an implant is not placed in the first year after tooth loss, that bone area loses 25% of its volume, and bone loss continues over the years.

They keep adjacent teeth stable

The gap of a missing tooth can cause adjacent teeth to shift crookedly into the hole. This moves the teeth out of position and can affect your bite, chewing ability, and appearance. It can cause interference that makes it difficult to replace the tooth later. A bad bite can also lead to TMJ (temporomandibular joint) problems and cause pain and headaches.

They can help prevent gum disease

A missing tooth can act as a trap for food and bacteria and can lead to gum disease.

They can prevent facial sagging and premature aging

Facial sagging can be an unwanted effect of bone loss resulting from missing teeth. It is when the lower third of the face begins to collapse, gradually closing the distance between the tip of the nose and the chin. Changes can include excess wrinkling around the mouth, thinner lips, and a more pointed chin, making the person appear much older than their actual age.

man smiling with dental implant

Who is a good candidate for Dental Implants?

Implants are often the solution if you are missing one or more teeth or have broken or decayed teeth that cannot be repaired. The ideal candidate for dental implants must be healthy enough to undergo surgery.

In the past, patients with insufficient bone or with certain health conditions or habits were not considered candidates for implants. Advances in diagnostics and bone reconstruction have allowed most patients to receive implants.

Some conditions that may make you unsuitable for a Dental Implant include

- Uncontrolled diabetes

- Blood clotting disorders

- Excessive smoking

- Metabolic bone diseases

- Active cancer treatment

Dental implants usually cost more than other treatments, such as crowns or bridges, so they may not be the best option if you don't have dental insurance.

The Dental Implants You're Looking For From The Experts 

A dental implant can offer natural, long-lasting results, but your dentist can help you decide if an implant may be a good option for you or if another dental prosthetic may be better. The friendly and welcoming team at Peoria Dental Smiles will take the time to educate you on all of your available options within your budget.  

Dr. Reese Turner and his dental team offer detailed recommendations on the best option for oral health by customizing it to your needs. Remember, having a beautiful, natural-looking smile is easier when working with a professional dentist specializing in implants.

If you want to find out if dental implants are right for you, don't hesitate to call (623) 572-0102 or visit us here. Our experts are happy to help you transform your smile. Schedule your appointment now. 

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