Bridges and dentures used to be the most popular solutions to missing teeth. Though these work well and do their job, they still have a few flaws. Bridges affect surrounding teeth and dentures fall out when insufficient adhesive is applied. Fortunately, the field of dentistry has progressed along with technology. We now have what we call dental implants. Just like its predecessors, these dental implants Scottsdale residents are proud to have, are synthetic replacements for the missing teeth and their roots.
Dental implants function just like normal teeth. They are tailor made for maximum comfort and a completely natural look. The fact that they are made one at a time makes them more precise than both bridges and dentures. Since they are implanted into the jawbone, they will never fall out. There’s also no need to reapply adhesives on a regular basis.
Getting dental implants begins with the removal of the remains of the old teeth (including the root). Once this is done, screws made of titanium are embedded directly onto the jawbone. These titanium screws will act as the new teeth roots. After three to six months, depending on how fast the body heals, the jawbone grows around the implanted titanium screws. To keep the patient from feeling the pain involved in this procedure, sedation dentistry Scottsdale professionals use special substances to decrease the pain.
When the titanium screws are fully “integrated” into the jawbone, a post will be attached to the head of the titanium screw. Gum tissue will then be allowed to grow around it, just like with the jawbone. This process will take another three to six months. Once finished, the final piece—the dental crown—is attached to the post. This crown is made of dental porcelain or other materials, which is tailor made to match the overall look and feel of your natural teeth.
People who want to undergo this cosmetic procedure must be in good health, have adequate jawbone mass, and have healthy gums. Around ninety percent of all dental implant procedures are successful. The majority of failed procedures are often caused by the patient neglecting oral hygiene during recovery periods.
Do you have broken, missing, or rotting teeth due to tooth decay? If you do, dental implants may be the solution for you. If you’re looking for cosmetic dentistry Scottsdale professionals residents rely on for a permanent solution to missing teeth, you can count on us.