Dental Implants

dental implants Arcadia Arcadia Dental GroupArcadia Dental Group uses dental implants in many cosmetic dental cases. A Dental implant is the best option to replace teeth that are missing. Dental implants also make a good foundation to hold removable partial or complete dentures in place.

Unlike a crown that covers a tooth, a dental implant replaces the entire tooth. The dental implant in simple terms is an artificial tooth and root that is surgically placed in to the bone of the upper or lower jaw. Once the “root” is in place, the artificial tooth is attached.

Arcadia Dental Group uses dental implants because they are strong, stable, and durable and will last many years, only requiring periodic tightening. Sometimes a tooth may need to be replaced due to wear but the implant itself can last a lifetime.

While there are many reasons to choose a dental implant, Arcadia Dental Group implants for the following reasons:

  • To replace one or more missing teeth
  • To resolve bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space
  • To restore the patients smile
  • To support a bridge or denture

The dental implant procedure is done over a number of visits that are scheduled over several months. Arcadia Dental Group will first take X-rays and impressions of the jaw and teeth to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant.

When it’s time to actually place the implant surgically, your mouth will be numb. The dentists at Arcadia Dental Group will surgically place the implant into the bone. It will then be allowed to heal and integrate itself onto the bone. Depending on the type of implant, a second surgery may be required in order to place the “post” that will hold the artificial tooth in place. With other implants the post and anchor are already attached and placed at the same time.

After healing takes place, the artificial tooth is made and fitted to the post portion of the anchor. Finally, the artificial teeth are securely attached to the implant, providing stability and comfort to the patient.

Arcadia Dental Group can help you determine if dental implants are the right choice for your unique dental needs. Contact our office today at 602-954-2157 to schedule your appointment.

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