You can significantly improve both the appearance of your smile and the function of your teeth with dental implants. These permanent replacements for missing teeth hold a number of benefits over traditional dentures, eliminating many of the problems often associated with them. Dental implants are designed to mimic your natural teeth, improving your ability to speak and chew while enhancing the appearance of your smile.
Did You Know?
With dental implants, you will likely not even be able to tell the difference between your new teeth and your existing teeth – and neither will anyone else.
Dr. Todd Mabry is an experienced cosmetic and restorative dentist here in Scottsdale who can provide you with a beautiful dental implant restoration. Once you have your implants placed, Dr. Mabry can restore them with a natural-looking porcelain dental crown, helping you to obtain effective missing teeth replacement with permanent results.
Advantages of Dental Implants
Dental implants can resolve a number of issues caused by missing teeth, and can serve as a great improvement over traditional teeth replacement treatments. Advantages of dental implants include:
- They are permanent
- No movement or slippage inside the mouth
- Improved appearance of your teeth and your smile
- They look and feel like natural teeth
- Improved chewing, speaking, and biting
- No maintenance required other than brushing and flossing and routine dental care.
What to Expect from the Procedure
The dental implant process begins with an oral evaluation to determine your candidacy for the procedure. If dental implants are a good option for your unique needs, the first step of the procedure will be to have the implants placed. It typically takes a few months for the implants to complete the fusion process necessary to becoming a permanent part of your mouth. During this period, a temporary crown will cover the implant. The second stage of the dental implant procedure is the creation of the permanent dental crown. Dr. Mabry will have the porcelain crown custom-designed for the implant. It is made for the best possible fit, and is color-tinted to match your surrounding teeth. This final touch to the implant process completes your procedure, providing you with a permanent, natural-looking new tooth.
Because of inadequate jawbone density or other factors, some patients may not be candidates for the full dental implant procedure. However, mini-dental implants (MDI’s) may be an effective alternative. These FDA-approved treatments are designed to provide extra stability and support to dentures. Mini-dental implants serve as an artificial tooth root, ultimately reducing the potential for denture looseness or slippage. The procedure is minimally invasive, and can often be performed in just one office visit. Mini-dental implants can provide you with terrific results and help dentures look and feel like natural teeth.
Denture replacement with a new set of dentures, dental implants, a fixed dental bridge, or a combination of dentures and implants can provide you with a significantly improved amount of reinforcement and effectiveness. With denture replacement, you can prevent your dentures from moving or falling out while chewing or speaking. In fact, many denture replacement techniques will eliminate the possibilities of slippage while enhancing the natural appearance of your teeth.
Contact Dr. Todd Mabry
For more information on dental implants and other solutions for missing teeth, please contact Dr. Mabry today.