Dental implants, like those available at Wildflower Dental in Sun City AZ, look and function like natural teeth. That alone makes them an excellent tooth replacement option, but dental implants have other benefits.
For one thing, getting a dental implant does not affect neighboring teeth. That isn’t true with a dental bridge. With a bridge, the neighboring teeth must be prepared. That’s because they are used to support the replacement tooth.
A dental implant also acts as a replacement tooth root. That means it helps to prevent the bone loss that usually comes with a lost tooth. That’s something a bridge cannot do.
Strictly speaking, a dental implant is a titanium post that is placed in the jaw bone, which is how it acts as a replacement root. Over the months following placement it becomes one with the bone, in a process called osseointegration. Once that happens the implant is a rock-solid support for the artificial tooth that sits on top of it. Biting and chewing power is fully restored.
One implant can support one artificial tooth, and several can support a bridge, and even a full dental arch. At Wildflower Dental in Sun City AZ we offer single tooth implants, and implant-supported dentures. Patients from Peoria, Surprise, and Sun City West come to us for implants, and love our all-inclusive pricing, lifetime warranty, free second opinions, and in-office discount plan. Please give us a call to schedule an appointment today!