If you are missing teeth, then you may have already heard about revolutionary dental implants. More and more dental patients—of many different ages—are turning to dental implants to restore their smiles after tooth loss.
Today our Glendale dental implant dentists are reviewing what the dental implant treatment process is like for patients. We hope that this information will help you better assess whether dental implants might be right for you. And, of course, if you want even more information you can always speak to a member of our dental team!
So let’s say you have lost a single tooth. You want to replace this tooth with a natural looking and feeling restoration. You decide to restore your smile with a dental implant!
The first step is to ensure that your jaw and gum tissues can provide a stable foundation for the dental implant. If you have diminished bone density, our dental team may need to complete bone tissue grafts before proceeding.
Then our dental team will surgically place the implant root into your bone tissue, at the site of the missing tooth. This implant root is made of titanium, and it designed to replace your natural tooth root (which is now missing). Over time, the titanium of the implant root will actually bond to your natural bone tissue, so that the implant root:
1. Stays in place permanently
2. Supports the health and strength of the surrounding bone tissue
Finally, our dental team caps your implant root with an abutment and a natural-looking implant crown. These parts of the dental implant look like natural teeth, and allow you to speak, chew, and smile confidently again.
For many patients, this treatment process is truly life changing. If you are missing teeth, and you want a functional, health-boosting, and attractive replacement tooth, dental implants may be right for you. Our Glendale dental implant dentists are happy to give you more information when you contact our friendly team.