What Exactly Are Dental Implants?

What Exactly Are Dental Implants?

Are you missing one, several or most of your teeth? Looking for a permanent dental treatment for replacing your smile? Our dental implants in Glendale are an excellent option for patients with partial smiles who are interested in restoring the appearance and function of their missing teeth.

About Dental Implants

Dental implants are a newer advancement in dentistry which allows patients to restore missing teeth without having to wear dentures. With dental implants, artificial teeth are secured to the jawbone, allowing patients to have a beautiful smile without adhesive pastes or dietary restrictions often associated with wearing dentures.

The implant is the portion which is actually surgically attached to the jawbone and consists of a tiny, titanium post. Once implanted and completely healed, the implant creates a stable and secure foundation for the abutment and prosthetic to attach to.

The abutment is what actually secures the prosthetic to the implant and is attached to the top of the implant screw which pokes slightly out from the gumline.

The prosthetic is the actual artificial tooth (or teeth) which can be made using dental crowns, dental bridges, partials and even dentures depending upon your specific oral health, smile goals and dentist.

Get Dental Implants in Glendale, AZ

Interested in our Glendale dental implants for restoring your smile? Schedule an appointment today with Desert Peak Family Dental! We would be happy to evaluate your smile and overall oral health to determine whether implant dentistry in Glendale, AZ is right for you.