When it comes to replacing lost teeth, dental implants are the highest standard of care. We have placed many dental implants, at Shumway Dental Care in Chandler AZ.
A lot of people, including dental professionals, use the term “dental implants” when referring to this form of tooth replacement, but we are using this post to clarify a few points. Strictly speaking a dental implant is not a replacement tooth, but an artificial tooth root: a titanium post that is surgically placed in the jaw.
Within a few months the titanium post fuses with the bone. Once that happens it is a rock-solid foundation for artificial teeth. One implant can support one artificial tooth, while several can support a dental bridge or full dental arch.
Titanium is uniquely suited for this. It easily fuses, or bonds, with the bone; cases of implant rejection are rare. Since it becomes a part of the bone the implant helps to prevent loss of bone mass, which is common after someone loses at natural tooth and its root.
If you have lost one or more of your natural teeth, dental implants from Shumway Dental Care in Chandler AZ can improve your life. People from Gilbert, Queen Creek, and Sun Lake also come to us for complete general dentistry. Please give us a call to schedule an appointment today!