If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants can help you restore form and function to your smile. Implants are small titanium posts surgically placed into the jaw to provide a strong base for restorations, such as crowns, dentures, and bridges. At Fine Dentistry in Chandler, AZ, Dr. Henry Phan works closely with oral surgeons to offer customized dental implant treatments. Dr. Phan can provide a beautiful, lifelike restoration and rebuild your smile with unparalleled results.
Implant-supported restorations are the next best thing to having strong natural teeth. They can become a permanent part of your oral foundation by fusing with the jawbone, making implant-supported restorations easy to care for and incredibly comfortable. Implants also maintain the health of your jaw, preventing the jawbone loss that accompanies missing teeth.
Another major benefit of dental implants is the unrivaled stability and support they provide for restorations. Patients with traditional dentures and bridges may suffer from issues such as looseness, wobbling, slippage, and alteration of healthy tissue. Dental implants replace lost tooth roots to provide life-changing support, eliminating the need for adhesives or the alteration of the surrounding, healthy teeth.
Untreated tooth loss can cause serious damage to your oral health, allowing your teeth to shift and the jawbone to deteriorate. At Fine Dentistry, we coordinate with trusted oral surgeons to provide you multiple forms of implants, including the advanced mini-implant technology of All-on-4® from Nobel Biocare®. Dental implants can be placed during an outpatient procedure by a trusted oral surgeon. Once the post is in place, you can return home the same day.
There is no need to suffer with missing teeth or ill-fitting restorations. An implant-supported restoration can increase your confidence and protect the long-term health of your smile.
Once your implants have been inserted in the jaw, the surrounding bone fuses around the metal during a process called osseointegration. Full recovery can take three to six months, during which time we can provide a temporary restoration. After the necessary recovery time, Dr. Phan will attach your permanent, lifelike restoration to your dental implants using abutment pieces. This arrangement creates a strong foundation for your restoration and can provide a long-lasting, durable solution for missing teeth.
Candidates for dental implants are typically patients missing one or more teeth, who have sufficient jawbone tissue, and are in good oral health. If you have suffered from bone loss, certain preparatory procedures including bone grafts and sinus lifts can improve implant candidacy. Anyone with periodontal disease should receive appropriate treatment before seeking implants. Since smoking can inhibit osseointegration, non-smokers and those willing to quit smoking until the implants have fused are more likely to experience successful results. During your initial consultation, Dr. Phan will assess your jaw and gum health and recommend procedures if implantation failure is a concern.
There is no need to suffer with missing teeth or ill-fitting restorations. An implant-supported restoration can increase your confidence and protect the long-term health of your smile. At Fine Dentistry, we can design a treatment plan to meet your needs, coordinate your procedure with qualified oral surgeons, and provide you with a high-quality restoration. Call (480) 726-6545 or contact our office online to schedule a consultation today.