Missing teeth can make you feel self-conscious, but they can also be harmful to your oral health. Brannon Reed, DDS, and his team are specialists in providing restorations such as dental implants that can give you a beautiful smile and help you chew with confidence. Call 1st American Dental in Tempe, Arizona, to book your consultation, or use the convenient online booking feature today.
Dental implants replace your missing teeth and strengthen your jaw structure. The implants are titanium posts that your dentist surgically implants into your jawbone. They serve as artificial tooth roots, giving your implant restorations a sturdy anchor.
It can take 3-6 months for your implant to fuse with your jawbone. Your provider can then attach your crown, bridge, or denture to the implant to give you a natural-looking and functioning tooth replacement.
There are many reasons why your provider might recommend a state-of-the-art dental implant. The benefits include:
Dental implants also boost your self-esteem, giving you the confidence to smile and eat comfortably.
Your provider first takes an X-ray of your mouth to determine the exact location for your implant. You receive sedation or a local anesthetic, which your dentist will discuss with you beforehand.
To begin the procedure, your provider makes a very small incision in your gums, drills a tiny hole into your jawbone, and inserts the implant.
Once your implant is in, you have to wait several months for the implant to fuse with your jawbone. Your provider then attaches an abutment, along with the restoration that has been created in a lab.
When your restoration is ready, your provider uses dental cement to seal it in place. When you leave the office, you have a new smile that looks like you never had a missing tooth.
Dental implants not only improve your oral health, but they can change the appearance of your smile as well as the structure of your face. When you have a dental implant restoration, few people will ever know that your teeth aren’t real.
Dental implant restorations function just like your natural teeth, requiring the same oral hygiene practices, and, when cared for properly, they can last a long time.
Your dentist at 1st American Dental provides start-to-finish dental implant care, which means you can have the full service completed right in the office without having to visit another provider.
To learn more about dental implants, schedule a consultation at 1st American Dental by phone or book one online today.