While there are many ways to replace teeth at our dental office, there is no treatment quite like dental implants for one main reason. Dental implants are the only solution that replaces the entire tooth, and that makes a big difference when it comes to the long-term health of your smile. At Anthem Dentistry, our dentists are happy to keep the entire process in-house, making your dental appointment all the more comfortable along the way. Give our team a call and we’ll set up a consultation with you today to discuss tooth replacement with dental implants in Anthem, AZ!
A dental implant is a tooth replacement option that’s designed to replace both the root and crown portions of teeth. This means that oral surgery is needed in order to replace teeth in this way. The natural root is replaced with a titanium post, which slowly integrates with your bone and soft tissue. The crown then attaches directly to the post, giving it a stable foundation that can withstand daily chewing, grinding, brushing, flossing, and of course, smiling!
Overall, dental implants are designed to mimic teeth almost exactly, ensuring that you can live your life without having to worry about micromanaging your diet or making sure your restoration doesn’t slip out of place while in use. As a result of the implant integrating with your jaw, your tooth replacement will last for many decades when you practice at-home oral care and maintain routine visits to our dental office. In many cases, dental implants last for the remainder of the patient’s life, which should give you added confidence in their longevity.
Not only are dental implants long-lasting and incredibly natural-looking, but they are quite versatile as well. If you need to replace single or multiple teeth at a time, there’s a solution at Anthem Dentistry!
To replace single teeth, a titanium post is placed inside of the jaw, then given several months of time to heal. After the healing process is complete, we can cover the implant with a single porcelain crown. Unlike dental bridges, you won’t have to modify existing teeth just to bridge the open gap in your smile.
Multiple consecutive teeth can just as easily be replaced as single teeth. To do this, we place a pair of dental implants into your jaw, then create a custom bridge that affixes to both of them simultaneously. This method is ideal for replacing two, three or even four consecutive teeth at a time.
If you’re tired of using your full or partial denture or it simply does not feel comfortable any longer, attaching it to dental implants may be a better option. By placing several dental implants throughout the jaw, we can attach a full top or bottom arch to them. You don’t even need a dedicated implant for each tooth you replace!
Every dental implant treatment comes with its own unique costs based on the patient’s needs. For example, if you need to replace multiple teeth vs. single teeth or you need preparatory treatments like gum therapy or gum grafts to ensure successful treatment, this will increase the overall cost. However, many patients note the long-term value of dental implants thanks to their longevity, aesthetics, and function, especially compared to dental bridges and dentures.