Whether you need to replace a single tooth or an entire row of teeth, dental implants are a great investment in your appearance and your oral health. Our skilled dentists can place and restore your dental implants to give you back a healthy, beautiful smile.
Dental implants are prosthetic tooth replacements and may be recommended to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth. They consist of two main parts — the implant post and the implant restoration.
The implant post is a small screw, made of titanium or another biocompatible material, which is surgically inserted into the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. This post replaces and performs all the same functions of the tooth root, including stimulating your supporting bone to ensure it remains healthy and provides a stable foundation for your tooth. This replacement of the tooth root is one of the reasons why dental implants are often considered the ideal option when replacing missing teeth.
The implant restoration replaces the crown or crowns of your teeth. Depending on the number of missing teeth and your individual needs, this implant restoration could be a single crown, a dental bridge or a complete or partial denture. Your restoration will be carefully designed to fit your teeth and smile perfectly and give you a beautiful, long-lasting result for your smile. Using CEREC technology, our dentists may also be able to create your restoration in a single visit, which in turn reduces your overall treatment time when receiving implant dentistry.
Dental implants are designed as long-term options for your smile and oral health, and, when properly cared for with regular brushing and flossing and routine preventive care at a dental office, can last for a lifetime. Nearly everyone is a candidate for implant dentistry, though our dentists may recommend additional treatment, such as bone grafting, before you can receive an implant. We will carefully examine your teeth and mouth during your initial consultation to determine if implants are right for you and if any additional treatments are needed.
For more information about dental implants in Tucson, Arizona, and to schedule your consultation with Dr. Brett Barney and Dr. Jonathan Hall, call Desert Dental Group today at 520-663-0419. We look forward to helping you regain a healthy smile!