Tooth loss affects more than your smile. The tooth root stimulates the body’s replenishment system to send nutrient-rich blood to your jaw bone. As we bite and chew, the tooth roots are stimulated, causing nutrients to flow to the jawbone. As we lose teeth, that blood flow lessens. Without a tooth’s healthy roots in place, the jawbone will shrink and lose strength. The atrophied jawbone harms your bite, your chewing, your speech, and even your appearance.
Dental implants are screws made of titanium inserted into the jawbone. Artificial teeth then attach to the implants, giving you a natural smile while restoring your ability to chew. The implants integrate into the jawbone, and additional bone grows around them. This process, called osseointegration, sets dental implants apart from all other tooth replacement methods.
Dental implants repair your bite, restore chewing to normal, improve your speech and give you an amazing new smile. The implants take over the functions of a natural tooth root, causing blood flow to the jawbone to return to normal. Permanent implants are the best solution to bone loss in the jawbone caused by missing teeth. You can get dental implants if there’s enough bone left in your jaw in which to place the implants.
Your implants dentist in at Comfort Care Dental in Chandler, AZ starts the process with a thorough, comprehensive dental exam. Next, you and your dentist in Chandler will go over your complete treatment plan that lays out the timeline for the implant process. It’s dependent on your unique needs. Complete emplacement and integration of dental implants take several months because the implants become a part of your jawbone. The bone actually fuses to the implant, making dental implants as solid as natural teeth.