Dental implants are an increasingly popular solution for patients who are looking to fill gaps left by one or more missing teeth. At Family Dental Phoenix, we proudly offer dental implants in Phoenix, AZ as a restorative option for one, many, or all a patient’s missing teeth.
A dental implant is a metal post or frame surgically placed into the jawbone that acts as an anchor for a replacement tooth. Once the implant is in place and has had a set period of time to fuse with the bone, our dentist will attach a customized and natural-looking crown to the implant, effectively rejuvenating your smile.
The dental implant process requires multiple visits to our office. Our dentist will surgically insert the post into your jawbone during the first appointment and allow it to heal for a series of months. The abutment (a piece of titanium that secures your customized crown to your implant) may be attached to the implant during the first or second visit, while your dental crown will be added at a later date.
Dental implants offer many benefits, including the fact that they look like natural teeth and are highly durable. They don’t require special adhesives or cleaning solutions like dentures, they can replace one or more missing teeth, and they can help stabilize dentures or bridges. They are also a permanent tooth-replacement solution and can last a lifetime with proper care.
Most patients with one or more missing teeth may benefit from dental implants, but it's important to undergo a thorough evaluation to ensure you are a good candidate for this restoration as patients must have adequate bone density and healthy gums for placement.
If you’re considering dental implants in Phoenix, AZ, call our friendly Family Dental Phoenix team today! We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have and schedule a personalized consultation as soon as possible.