Are you tired of living with the inconvenience and embarrassment of missing teeth? Putting up with missing teeth is not just difficult because of the challenge you face when eating certain foods. Missing teeth can cause sensitivity and pain and can even make you feel so self-conscious that you want to hide your smile.
At Scottsdale Dentist AZ, we’re pleased to offer several tooth replacement options to fit your needs. One type of replacement that has become very popular in recent years is stable, durable dental implants.
How Dental Implants Work
A dental implant is a prosthetic device that acts as an artificial root for a missing tooth. Implants are usually made of titanium, the same medical-grade material that has been used in replacement joints for decades. After Janne Lynch places the implant and allows it to heal, she will restore function to the tooth by pairing it with a crown, bridge, or denture.
There is one primary difference between dental implants and other tooth replacements like bridges or dentures. The dental implant is placed in your jaw and, through a process called osseointegration, becomes a part of the surrounding bone and tissue. Because of this unique action, dental implants are considered to be a permanent tooth replacement.
Implant Treatments to Fit Your Needs
Janne Lynch will spend time talking to you about dental implants as well as our other tooth replacement options. Our goal during this consultation is to learn about your goals so you can feel confident with the decision you make about your treatment.
Dental implants can be used in a number of situations:
- Replacing a single tooth
- Replacing multiple individual teeth
- Supporting dentures, crowns, or bridges
Dental implants can also be used to provide stability for dentures. Janne Lynch places implants strategically along the jaw, to which the dentures attach securely. You won’t have to worry about embarrassing slips or deal with messy adhesives. You’ll also find that a denture supported by dental implants fits and feels better than you ever imagined it could!
Since the titanium roots of the implant are firmly secured in your jaw, they stay in place without having to be attached to other teeth and without the need for dental adhesives. We think you’ll be amazed at how natural your implant-supported teeth look and feel once the process is complete!