If you have gaps in your teeth, you may feel self-conscious about the way you look, especially while smiling or laughing. While replacing your missing teeth used to mean wearing a removable tooth replacement device like a denture or bridge, you can now permanently replace your teeth with dental implants. But what can dental implants do for you? Find out more about this effective dental procedure with Dr. Yati Yadav at Your Family Dentist in Peoria, AZ, and serving the Glendale, AZ, area.
What is a dental implant?
Dental implants replace a missing tooth and its root, permanently integrating into the mouth via the jawbone. The implanted portion of the restoration itself is called the fixture, a titanium post which your dentist implants directly into the jawbone underneath your missing tooth. The abutment, which can be built into the fixture or a separate piece, connects the fixture to the prosthetic. Designed and created from porcelain in a dental laboratory, the prosthetic is usually a dental crown which replaces the missing tooth above the gumline.
Types of Dental Implants
Depending on your situation, you may require a single tooth replacement, several teeth in a row, or an entire arch of teeth. Implants can accomplish all of these things using strategically placed implants. Though a single tooth requires one implant, each tooth in a multiple tooth replacement does not need its own implant. For example, replacing several teeth in a row may require a dental implant on either side of a dental bridge. Replacing an entire arch of teeth may require four or more implants throughout the arch of the mouth which holds an implant-supported denture in place.
Dental Implants in Glendale and Peoria, AZ
It is important to find a dentist with the appropriate training and expertise in dental implants to successfully perform your implant procedure. You can have a natural-looking and hassle-free
smile with permanent, non-removable dental implants. Close the gaps in your smile and feel great about the way you look. For more information on dental implants, please contact Dr. Yadav at Your Family Dentist in Peoria, AZ, and serving the Glendale, AZ, area. Call (623) 878-3300 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Yadav today!