Dental Implant Teeth Replacement at TruSmile Dental in Arizona
Missing or damaged teeth is a problem. Not only are there the inherent aesthetic issues that come with a gap in your smile, not having a tooth can also open the door for infection or other oral health issues. That is why it is imperative to replace missing or damaged teeth with dental implants.
Dental implants are a simple and straightforward method to complete your smile.
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What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth root used to anchor a crown. The implant is typically made of titanium, which is compatible with jawbone tissue. A dental implant provides the stimulation your jawbone needs to stay healthy and avoid further deterioration. Our doctors will then place a crown on top to give you the appearance of a natural tooth.
The “root” is usually made of titanium: the same material used in many replacement hips and knees, and a metal that is well-suited to pairing with human bone. A replacement tooth is then fixed to the post. The tooth can be either permanently attached or removable. Permanent teeth are more stable and feel more like natural teeth.
Have you recently lost a tooth? To be a candidate for dental implant surgery, you need enough bone in your jaw to support an implant. The ideal candidate is a non-smoker with healthy gums.
Keep in mind that just because you don’t fit the image of the “perfect” candidate doesn’t mean that our dental implant dentist can’t help you.
For example, many people are able to restore their smiles with dental implants, which don’t require as much jawbone tissue as their full-sized counterparts.
The first step of any smile makeover is to schedule a consultation with our dental implant dentist.
TruSmile will take 3D Cone Beam to determine if you are a candidate for the tooth implant procedure.
Your journey will depend on the type of dental implants you choose. While the traditional dental implant process takes several months, mini implants take only one appointment to place.
Our dentist uses implant planning software like Trios and 3D Diagnostix to plan your surgery
He is able to take 3D images of your teeth, gums, and jaws so he can precisely plan where to place implants.
Whether you need a single tooth implant or multiple implants, you can count on our dentist to plan every step of your surgery.
Unlike other dental implant dentists, TruSmile uses minimal incisions to decrease your recovery period and risk of infection. Instead of having to cut the gums down to the bone, he uses 3D scans to check nerve position and the condition of your jawbone.
A surgical guide will have also been created ahead of time so Dr. Yun can precisely place implants. The incisions will be small enough that you won’t need sutures. A temporary crown will be placed over the implant to protect your mouth while it heals.
Once the surgery is complete, our dentist will review post-operative instructions and make sure you understand what you need to do while you recover.
Over the course of several months, your dental implants will fuse to your jawbone in a process called osseointegration. Once this happens, you’ll be ready to come back to our office to have the permanent dental crown placed on top.
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