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3 Facts You Should Know About Tooth Implants

October 15, 2016
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Posted By: Dental Care at Moon Valley
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If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants are considered the best tooth replacement option because they look and function so much like your natural teeth. If you are looking for tooth replacement services near Phoenix, AZ, let’s take a look at three things you should consider about implants.

Dental Implant Surgery

Before getting implants, you will need a comprehensive dental exam to determine the health of your mouth, including your jawbone health. You might also have dental X-rays taken and models made of your teeth and mouth.

Based on your unique situation, you and your dentist will determine a treatment plan. This will take into account the number of teeth you will be replacing as well as the health of your jawbone. If you have any other health issues, now is the time to share those with your dentist, especially if you are taking medication or if you have any chronic medical conditions.

Procedure for Implants at Dental Care at Moon Valley

There are a number of steps involved with getting dental implants, and Dr. Chad Hines, DDS will discuss those with you ahead of time. Your dentist will go over what you can expect form the implant procedure, as well as the other steps involved, including:

  • The removal of your damaged tooth
  • The preparation of the jawbone for the surgery—and whether bone grafting might be needed (this will depend on the current health of your jawbone)
  • The healing process after the implants are placed into the jawbone
  • The placement of the abutment part of the implant, which will connect to your new tooth (which will be a dental crown)

For most patients in Phoenix, the entire process will take anywhere from three to nine months. Quite a bit of that time will be dedicated to healing while you wait for your jawbone to grow around the implants, making them a permanent.

Implants Are the Best Tooth Replacement Option in Phoenix

When it comes to getting back the form and function of your natural teeth, nothing beats dental implants. With dental implants, you will have the self-confidence to know that your teeth will not move or shift (like dentures), and you will be able to eat all of your favorite foods!

Schedule a Consultation at Our Phoenix Dentist Office Today!

If you have additional questions about implants or are ready to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hines, give Dental Care at Moon Valley a call today at (602) 843-6000! Our dentist and staff will work with you to find the best option to replace missing teeth. 

Dental Care at Moon Valley is located off the intersection of W Coral Gables Dr and 7th St in Phoenix, AZ. Our office is a short drive from the Windsong area. Simply take AZ-101 Loop W to E Beardsley Rd. Take exit 26 from AZ-101 Loop W. Follow 7th St until you arrive at our dentist office. 

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