MICHAEL MAZAHERI, DDS
Although dental care has been greatly improved millions of Americans still are facing tooth loss. This condition occurs from decay, periodontal disease, or trauma. For long, the treatments available to replace missing teeth were with bridges and dentures, but now dental implants are a great option to restore missing teeth. Dental implants make it possible to restore missing teeth with natural-looking results and provide a durable, long-lasting replacement for missing teeth.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are replacement for roots of teeth lost or missing and provide a strong foundation for the replacement prosthesis such as in implant crown. The actual implant is usually a threaded cylindrical screw made out of biocompatible titanium.
Advantages of Dental Implants
Stages of Dental Implant Procedure
1. The Treatment Planning Phase
The first phase of treatment planning dental implants involve consultation with x-rays, models, and sometimes 3-D CT digital imaging to evaluate bone quality and plan positioning and angle.
2. The Surgical Phase
The second phase of dental implants is the surgical phase and the placement of the titanium implant along with the necessary bone grafts, extractions as well as after surgery post-op visits.
3. The Restorative Phase
The last step is called the restoration phase and takes places in about 4-6 months after implant placement. It generally takes about four to six months for dental implants to heal and integrate with the jaw bone. At the restorative visit impressions of the placed implant are taken and are given to the dental laboratory to fabricate an implant crown which will either cement, or attach with a screw to the implant in the bone.
Dental implants are among innovative treatments that is constantly advancing. With the integration of All on four Dental implants patients who previously worn dentures are now able to eat and chew the foods that they want to eat. If you would like to have a consultation about how dental implants in Arizona can improve your smile please give us a call at 480-633-1481.