The Glendale Dental Implants dentist helps patients with missing teeth achieve their goal of a whole and healthy smile with durable dental implants. Dental implants may be used to replace a single tooth or multiple missing teeth. This technology has been used successfully for over 20 years and is the tooth replacement of choice for dental patients as well as dental professionals.
“We understand how devastating tooth loss can be for a patient. Over the years we have helped many patients who have lost teeth due to injury or severe tooth decay,” says Dr. Ronald McKay. “We have been using dental implants for many years to replace teeth and restore the beauty of a patient’s smile. Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement solution, and they are significantly stronger than bridges or dentures. Our patients find they can go back to eating their favorite foods, speaking normally, and smiling with confidence.”
A tiny screw made of biocompatible titanium is surgically placed in the patient’s jaw. The biocompatible nature of the implant allows it to bond with surrounding bone and function as a placeholder for the missing root. After healing is complete, the Glendale Dental Implants dentist places a dental crown that is attached to an abutment anchored to the implanted root. Aside from strength and durability, an important benefit of dental implants is that they do not require the removal of healthy tooth structure from adjacent teeth. This helps to keep healthy tooth structure intact but also makes the dental implant useful for anchoring dental crowns or bridges.
Tooth replacement using a dental implant also helps to preserve the structure and density of the patient’s jaw bone. Once dental implants are placed they are virtually indistinguishable from the rest of the natural teeth. Because of their composition, dental implants are considered to be permanent, although the restoration may eventually need to repaired or replaced.