Dental implants are biocompatible, “artificial roots” that set into your mouth much like real teeth do. At Central Valley Dentistry in Phoenix, we frequently recommend them to our patients planning to have their smile rehabilitated.
If you’ve been curious about whether or not implants are right for you, here are five reasons to consider booking a consultation with our Phoenix implant provider:
Leaving an open space in your mouth makes it so that adjacent and opposing teeth drift into the space or super-erupt because there isn’t a tooth to bite against. Restoring your tooth with an implant can help to maintain normal biting patterns without altering the integrity of your nearby teeth. We can even place them after you’ve had a tooth pulled, to minimize downtime and recovery.
2. They Last for Life
The return on investment for dental implants is superior to any other type of tooth replacement. While a partial or bridge may last 7-10 years, dental implants typically last for the life of the patient. With a 98% success rating, implants are more reliable and predictable than any other type of treatment provided in modern dentistry. Although the restoration on top of your implant can still potentially wear down, the implant itself is designed not to.
3. They Mimic Natural Teeth
Aside from dental implants, all other types of replacement teeth are either removable or rely on the adjacent teeth to support them. This can mean compromising healthy tooth structure when it isn’t necessary.
But implants are different; they rest just inside of your bone the way a natural tooth would. In fact, the materials that make up our Phoenix implants trigger new bone growth around them, leading to a process we call “osseointegration” where the artificial root is permanently fused into the mouth. This makes them stronger and more stable than even the healthiest of teeth.
4. Implants are Easy to Care For
The ongoing maintenance of implants makes them just as easy to take care of as your natural teeth. Plan on brushing them twice daily and flossing once a day to keep them clean and the gums around them free of gingivitis. (Bad oral hygiene could cause your implants to fail!) We also recommend scheduling a cleaning and exam with our dentist in Phoenix at least every six months.
5. It’s a Comfortable Procedure
Having an implant placed is much easier on you as a patient than most people assume. A small amount of local anesthesia is all that you need, much like if you were having a filling or extraction. Because your bone doesn’t have pain receptors in that area, you won’t have to worry about any lingering discomfort.
Plus, our in-house CEREC technology allows you to have your implant placed and restored with a brand-new crown at the same appointment. Need teeth in a day? You’ve come to the right place!
Ready to learn more? Contact Central Valley Dentistry in Phoenix today to schedule an implant evaluation and get same day service via our same day CEREC Crowns.
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