Dental Implants

Dental Implants in Tempe, AZ

Understand the Benefits of Your Tempe, AZ Dental Implants

These days so many dental care options are available that choosing the right option for your oral care might feel a bit overwhelming.

Many patients, for example, don’t fully understand dental implants. Tempe, AZ dentists may recommend them instead of dentures, but what are dental implants, and what are their benefits?

Here are 3 things you need to know:

1. Dental implants are permanent tooth replacements.

Unlike dentures (which can be removed), a dental implant takes the place of your missing tooth. As such, it feels and looks more natural than dentures or bridges.

A dental implant uses an artificial root (or post) generally made from titanium. The crown that attaches to the post will match adjacent teeth and last for many years.

2. Implants resolve multiple dental problems.

A missing tooth can cause other teeth to shift, potentially resulting in bite problems, chewing difficulty, speech issues, joint pain, and other side effects.

Implants help resolve all of these issues. Additionally, implants enhance your facial features, support other bridges or dentures, and give you back your confidence.

3. Your implants will require several visits over successive months.

Getting an implant takes time but the results can be a great payoff. We take jaw and tooth impressions, numb the area, and surgically place the implant.

Recovery time generally takes several months while the implant integrates to the bone. During this time, we create the artificial tooth and securely attaching it to the post (following healing).

Want to know more about dental implants in Tempe, AZ? Call Dr. Lentz today at (480) 838-5675.