Over 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, and every one of their situations is unique. However, the dental implants Tempe residents are getting with increasing frequency are causing that number to decrease. If you are missing one or more of your teeth, dental implants may be an excellent replacement option for you.
One common tooth replacement solution, the fixed bridge, requires the healthy teeth surrounding the missing tooth to be filed down in order to make room for the bridge support system. This increases the pain of the procedure, and it also puts previously healthy teeth at greater risk for incurring nerve damage that could end up requiring root canals. While a dental implant does require the periodontist to drill into your jaw, your surrounding teeth can be left alone. This reduces the overall pain of the procedure and minimizes the chances of unpleasant side effects.
Natural Look and Feel
The dental implants Tempe residents are wearing look so natural; you would never know they are not real teeth. Because they are affixed directly into the jaw, there is no need for uncomfortable adhesive, and there is little worry that the crown will be knocked loose. Dental implants are designed to maintain your jaw structure by replacing the structural function of your original tooth. To this end, implants are made with materials like titanium and ceramic that mimic the behavior of their biological counterparts.
A Permanent Fix
The best part about dental implants is that they rarely need to be replaced or refitted. Dentures and bridges often diminish in quality and performance over time due to the deterioration of the materials or changes in facial structure. The dental implants Tempe periodontists can provide are made to stand the test of time. If you are ready for a tooth replacement solution that is comfortable, functional and attractive, then you should strongly consider getting dental implants.
Make an appointment today to get started. Call A&N Dental (480) 921-3811 and let us help you smile with confidence!