Dental Implants Specialist

Beautiful Dentistry

Family, Implant & Cosmetic Dentist located in Tempe, AZ

If your smile is missing teeth, dental implants offer a state-of-the-art solution for making it whole again. Martin Sobieraj, DMD, MS, FAGD, offers exceptional treatments with dental implants to improve the appearance and health of his patients’ smiles at Beautiful Dentistry in Tempe, Arizona. Get started on your dental implants today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants? 

Dental implants are one of the most effective, comfortable, and healthy tooth-replacement options available to modern dentistry. Implants are tiny titanium screws that your dentist embeds in your jawbone, where they function as artificial tooth roots.

Titanium is biocompatible, which means that your body doesn’t recognize it as a foreign substance. As you heal from your surgery, the biocompatibility of your implant enables it to fuse with your jawbone. This anchors it firmly in your bone, providing your jaw with healthy stimulation and giving Dr. Sobieraj a sturdy foundation to replace the top part of your tooth with a restorative prosthetic, like a crown, bridge, or dentures.

How are dental implants beneficial to my smile?

Implants improve your smile in a wide variety of ways, both medically and cosmetically. 

Cosmetically speaking, implants fill in the spaces where you’re missing teeth and restore fullness to your smile. This can improve your appearance, giving you more confidence in your smile, and boosting your self-esteem.

Implants also have numerous medical benefits for your smile, too. By filling in the missing spaces in your smile, implants keep the rest of your natural teeth in place, preventing them from drifting towards the gap and shifting out of alignment. They also improve your ability to chew and speak properly.

Since they’re connected directly to your jaw, implants provide healthy stimulation to your jawbone. This prevents bone loss (resorption) that frequently leads to the sunken-in facial appearance that many toothless patients have.

Implants also have many advantages over other restorative options. Unlike bridges, implants don’t require you to shave off enamel from otherwise healthy natural teeth. And unlike dentures, they’re more firmly connected to your jaw, which makes them feel more secure, comfortable, and natural in your smile.

Are dental implants for me?

If you want a safe, effective, and state-of-the-art method for replacing your missing teeth, dental implants are most likely for you. To be a qualified candidate, patients who are getting dental implants need to:

  • Have healthy gums
  • Practice good oral hygiene
  • Have enough healthy bone tissue in your jaw

Dr. Sobieraj can perform a more thorough assessment to determine if your jaw and gums are healthy enough for dental implants. If you’re suffering from gum disease, he might need to rehabilitate the health of your gums before you get implants. If your jaw doesn’t have enough healthy bone tissue, he might suggest you get a bone graft before your procedure.

Start working towards a fuller, healthier smile today by scheduling a dental implant consultation with Dr. Sobieraj at Beautiful Dentistry. You can book your visit by phone or online.