Dental Implants in Phoenix
Permanent Solution for Missing Teeth
One of the first things someone notices about you is your smile. When you are faced with a missing tooth, or the possibility of losing a tooth, you have options. One of those options is a dental implant. Dental Implants have quickly become today’s top choice to restore a missing tooth. Twenty years ago when someone was faced with losing a tooth, the common practice was to put a bridge over the area where the tooth was missing, but that option meant crowning two teeth that could very likely be perfectly healthy. Today’s healthy option is restoring that missing tooth with a dental implant.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a device, usually made of titanium, that becomes a new “tooth root” that is surgically placed into the jawbone. Once placed, the implant is left to heal for approximately three months to integrate with the patient’s bone or cadaver bone placed with the post.
Your New Tooth
Once the implant has integrated and gone through the first phase of healing a new tooth, or implant crown, will be placed on top of the implant to serve as the patients new tooth. The restoration process can take as little as three to four months from start to finish, or can take six to seven months if a tooth needs to be extracted. The long term option of not damaging any other healthy teeth has made dental implants increasingly popular.
Dental Implant Options
Dental Implants have also become an option for restoring areas where multiple teeth are missing, or what’s known of as an implant bridge. Implant bridges are becoming a popular replacement for partial denture options for those looking for a more permanent solution. Implants are also used to anchor full sets of dentures as well. We do all types of implant combinations in our office; dental implants, implant bridges and implant dentures.
Finances can be of concern for those considering an implant. At Advanced Dental Health, we take most major PPO dental insurance plans and will work with your insurance company to find out what your coverage options are. For the amount not covered by insurance, we also offer interest free financing options that can make your dental treatment much more affordable using Care Credit and Simple Pay Financing.