Restoring smiles is one of the challenges that dental care experts at Goldwater Dental take up almost every day. Dental implants are one of the most promising and trusted treatment procedures of modern dentistry. Implants are small titanium fixtures inserted into the jawbone to act as roots for prosthetic teeth.
Dental implants are the most natural looking and functioning tooth replacements. Those who have a healthy gum line and good bone condition can usually opt for dental implants. There are three parts of an implant: the part that stays above the gum line, such as a crown, bridge or denture is called the prosthesis, the part that acts as the root is called the fixture, and the part joining the prosthesis and fixture is called the abutment.
Dental implants restore the phonatory, chewing as well as aesthetic functions of the teeth that may be lost due to trauma or disease. The placement of implants is done surgically by progressively carving the jawbone to fit the titanium screw. Once the process of Osseointegration which is the fusion of the jawbone to the implant is complete, prosthetic teeth can be fitted on top of the implant.
Titanium is the material of choice for manufacturing dental implants because it presents the capacity for live bone integration to the surface and is biocompatible with the human body. So, the jawbone accepts the titanium implant naturally, and it becomes a part of your oral structure.
Advantages of Implant Restorations
- They help in the preservation of bone at the site of a missing tooth.
- They act functionally and aesthetically as natural teeth.
- They are comfortable and permanent.
At Goldwater Dental, our goal is to ensure that the procedure of implant-based restorations is comfortable and successful. If you wish to learn whether you are an ideal candidate for dental implants, please contact our office at (480) 409-9799 to schedule a consultation.