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18Jun

The dental implant treatment process is designed to give patients suffering from tooth loss healthy and complete smiles again. The unique structure of the dental implant allows it to appear and feel like a natural tooth once it is inserted. Today our Glendale dental implant dentists are giving you more information about how we place and construct dental implants.

Dental implants are made of three component parts—the dental implant root, the abutment, and the dental restoration.


The dental implant root is made of titanium. This medical-grade screw is surgically inserted into the jawbone, and it serves the purpose of the natural tooth root. Over time the titanium screw bonds to your natural bone tissue.


The abutment is a small piece that connects the dental root and the dental restoration. The abutment is important for two reasons. First, the abutment establishes a secure fit between the foundation and the restoration of the dental implant. Also, the abutment allows for a minimal amount of “give” between these two parts of the implant, which prevents your implant from snapping.


The abutment is then capped with the porcelain dental restoration—this is the part of your dental implant that looks like a tooth and is visible above your gum tissue. One great thing about this dental restoration is that it will be designed to blend completely with your natural teeth.


During the dental implant placement process our dentist will first insert your dental implant root. Then we will allow the surgical site to heal for a month or two. Once your implant foundation is firmly in place we will proceed with attaching the abutment and restoration.


Do you have more questions about the dental implant treatment process? If so, feel free to give our Glendale dental implant dentist office a call to get the information you need! We look forward to talking with you!

23Oct
It used to be if a patient lost a tooth, he or she would have to get a denture or a bridge to replace the missing tooth. While these appliances are functional, they were often uncomfortable, ill fitting, or awkward. That’s why our Glendale dental office is so happy to offer dental implants to our patients. Dental implants are actually inserted into the jawbone, so they look and feel like natural teeth. More patients than ever are choosing dental implants, and today we’re going to review some reasons why dental implants are so popular.

Durability

With proper care dental implants can last for over a decade without having to be replaced. Once your dental implants are placed, you’ll be able to eat your favorite foods and generally function normally, because dental implants can stand up to the wear and tear of daily life.

Natural Appearance

Dental implants look like natural teeth, and because they’re embedded in the dental enamel, they never shift along the gum line. Your implants will be crafted to blend with and enhance your existing smile.

Ease of Daily Functioning


With dental implants you can eat, speak, and smile confidently. You’ll never have to worry about your restorations falling out or shifting around. Because dental implants feel just like natural teeth, they’re easy to speak with.

Better Oral Health


Unlike dentures and bridges, dental implants are implanted into the jawbone. The dental implant, therefore, helps to preserve jaw strength after tooth loss. It also keeps your natural teeth from shifting around. Other tooth replacement options do not preserve jawbone density, because they sit on top of the gum line and are not anchored in the bone.

As you can see, dental implants are the most advanced replacement tooth option available today. As always, our Glendale dental implant dentists are here to answer your questions about dental implants or dentistry in general.

18Sep
When you have a dental implant placed, you are receiving a permanent replacement tooth that looks and feels like a natural tooth. Dental implants are unique among tooth replacement options because the titanium screw of the dental implants are actually inserted into the jawbone, rather than simply sitting on top of the gum line.

Once the titanium screw of the dental implant is surgically inserted into the jawbone it goes through a process called osseointegration. Osseointegration refers to the process by which the titanium of the dental implant bonds to the natural bone. Osseointegration gives dental implants a number of benefits over other tooth replacement options, including:

Increased stability

Because dental implants are actually implanted into the jawbone—where then the titanium of the implant bonds to the bone—dental implants are stable and secure. You’ll never have to worry about your dental implants sliding around or falling out of your mouth.

Healthy for your jawbone

Patients who suffer from tooth loss often suffer from bone deterioration where their tooth used to sit. Because the tooth is not in the jawbone to hold the shape of the bone, the jawbone actually begins to break down. Dental implants preserve the strength of your jawbone and help keep your mouth healthy.

Easy to care for

Because dental implants are inserted into the jawbone, they are not removable. This means that in order to care for them, you simply need to care for them as you’d care for natural teeth.

Dental implants have revolutionized replacement tooth dental treatment. This new and exciting option will leave you smiling for years to come—and it’s the healthiest option available! To learn more or to schedule your own consultation, give our Glendale dental implant dentists a call. You have options—you can restore your smile even after tooth loss.