One of the most advanced ways to enhance the smile after tooth loss is with the use of dental implants. Dental implants provide patients with a solution to missing teeth that functions and feels like natural teeth. Dr. John Pappas and his team at Arcadia Dental Arts in Phoenix, AZ provides a wide selection of services for new and returning patients, including restorative dentistry options like dental implants.
What are dental implants?
Patients who visit Dr. John Pappas with concerns regarding missing teeth are often curious as to why dental implants are one of the most recommended solutions for patients who are dealing with tooth loss. Dental implants are titanium posts that replace the tooth root and rest in the bone of the jaw. This implant is very small but biocompatible with the body. The top part of the implant that rests above the gumline, called the abutment, can be attached to number of different dental restorations which may include cosmetic dental crowns, dental bridges, and even full dentures.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
By placing dental implants, patients can maintain their natural jaw bone longer, avoiding natural bone resorption that often occurs with long-term tooth loss. Implants also function better as they use the natural jaw for stability and strength. Additionally, patients who are seeking a permanent solution to tooth loss will find that dental implants fit the bill, often providing a lifetime of replacement for those who take great care in keeping their smiles healthy.
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
Patients can undergo an evaluation with the dental team at Arcadia Dental Arts will be determined a good candidate if they have a healthy smile free from periodontal disease and tooth decay, and have sufficient bone available for successful placement of the implant itself. Without these safeguards, patients might be better suited for other tooth replacement options available.
Schedule a visit at Arcadia Dental Arts
If you reside in the area of Phoenix, AZ and want to speak to a professional about your options for maintaining the smile after tooth loss, connect with Dr. John Pappas and his team by calling (602) 957-9643 for an appointment. The office is located at 4124 North 40th Street and accepts new and returning patients in the community seeking cosmetic and family dentistry.