Dental implants are the perfect solution to replace single or few missing teeth in your mouth. An implant is a titanium stud, acting as a tooth root, surgically placed into your jawbone under your gum line. Once an implant is placed, it becomes a foundation for your artificial teeth or crowns. As dental implants are secured in your jawbone, they remain invisible after the surgery. It improves your appearance as well as tooth functionality.
Before the procedure, we will examine your dental health. A dental examination along with X-rays will be carried out to check your overall oral health. To be qualified for this procedure, you need to have enough jawbone. If your jawbone is insufficient, you will have to undergo bone grafting surgery.
For implants, we will make an incision into your jawbone and place the titanium stud. You will be given some healing time. The healing period, also known as osseointegration, allows the implant to fuse well with your remaining jawbone, thus holding the dental crown snugly.
After osseointegration, we will attach an abutment. It acts as an extension of the restoration, thus keeping crowns in place. On the same day, we will take impressions of your teeth to create dental crowns. A temporary crown will be attached to protect the abutment, and the impressions will be sent to the dental lab.
On the final appointment, we will remove the temporary crown and attach permanent ones. The appearance, feel, and function of this restoration is just like your natural teeth.
To find out more about the dental services offered at Beautiful Dentistry, call (480) 831-1700 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 2125 E Warner Rd #101, Tempe, AZ 85284.