Dental implants are an ideal replacement for lost teeth, and at last count more than three million Americans have received one. At Canyon Rim Dental in Mesa AZ, we are providers of these dental marvels.
What Is A Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically implanted into your jaw. For a single missing tooth, one implant supports a base called an abutment, along with a crown. Several implants can support a dental bridge, or a full denture arch.
One of the benefits of dental implants is that they prevent bone recession, which is common in people who have lost teeth. The titanium post goes where the tooth root used to be, and helps strengthen the bone.
Why Are Implant-Supported Dentures Better?
With a traditional dental bridge, tooth structure must be removed from the neighboring teeth. That compromises the teeth on either side of the missing tooth. On the other hand, conventional dentures, while removable, tend be unreliably loose. They can also affect the ability to enjoy food. Neither of these are issues with implant-supported dentures.
Dental implants from Canyon Rim Dental in Mesa AZ are like getting back lost teeth. People from San Tan Valley, Chandler Heights, and Gilbert have benefitted from our implants and other restorative dentistry options. To find out whether they’re right for you, contact us today!