Missing teeth can affect your speech, bite, and eating options. Although you can rely on your remaining teeth, there is a higher chance of them wearing out prematurely, getting damaged, or being lost.
Here at Timothy H. Kindt, DDS, we have a skillful and experienced team and dentist who will use our state-of-the-art equipment to help fix your missing tooth.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are considered to be the permanent and most comfortable solution to missing teeth.
They help create a stable and strong foundation for the teeth and help in keeping the jaw strong and healthy. Dental implants help in securing specialized dentures in place and help in supporting replacement teeth.
An implant is one of the most popular ways of replacing missing teeth. The procedure of getting an implant entails an invasive surgical process where a tiny titanium screw is attached to the site where the tooth is missing. Thereafter, a prosthetic tooth is placed on the titanium base.
The titanium screw simulates the natural tooth's root. The jawbone will grow around the implant base allowing the prosthetic tooth to be secure and stable.
Implants should feel and look natural and be able to perform all the natural teeth functions.
What are the Advantages of a Single Tooth Implant?
Dental implants have certain advantages that other types of replacements are lacking.
||Implants may be inserted in the adjacent teeth without damaging them. This ensures that you have a restored smile that is stronger than ever and has little effect on your other teeth.
||The implant is almost like a real tooth.
||For a single missing tooth, other traditional remedies, such as a fixed bridge supported by the teeth, include grinding of the adjoining teeth, which make dental implants a well-defined substitute.
||Since dental implants replace the root of the tooth, the base bone is best preserved.
||The device is incorporated in the entirety of your jawbone, which makes it stay intact. Bridges deteriorate any of the bone behind them.
||A dental implant provides the bonus of protecting your dental and jaw structure integrity.
||Dental implants are supposed to be a permanent substitute for the tooth. As with a tooth-supporting bridge, tooth implants do not need to decrease other teeth.
||Since the implant does not shift surrounding teeth, more of your teeth stay healthy and boost your oral health for the long term. Single tooth replacement implants also promote access to oral hygiene between teeth.
||Dental implants last much longer and give your natural teeth the best imitation.
At our Mesa, AZ clinic, our team will do a comprehensive evaluation to decide if you are a suitable candidate for the treatment.
Are You a Candidate for Single Tooth Replacement?
Robust oral health and overall health is a must for a successful Implant.
You will have a full oral exam, a medical background analysis, and x-rays to assess if you are a candidate at your first appointment with our experienced oral surgeon.
A suitable jawbone is required to sustain a denture, and the best candidates are free of periodontal disorder and have good gum tissue. In all cases, the right dental implants need exceptional oral care, and our team will help you achieve the best results.
The All-on-4® Treatment Concept
Another option to to missing teeth is the All-on-4 Treatment Concept.
This procedure is seen as an alternative to the traditional dental implant procedure.
Due to many patients being removed from consideration for traditional implants, because of minimal available bone structure, the All-on-4 option uses considerably less.
This is because unlike traditional implants which are inserted at an absolutely vertical position, the All-on-4 implants are secured at an angle meaning they are not inserted to the same depth.
There are only four implants necessary to complete the procedure, meaning less implants overall. This means less time in the office and less expense.
Developed by Nobel Biocare, this process allows dental implants to be placed quickly and efficiently. They only take one office visit. Unlike traditional implants, patients go home with artificial teeth.
There are other tooth replacement procedures, such as dental bridges and dentures that can replace missing teeth.
Despite dental implants being the most popular method of replacing missing teeth, our dentist will always offer different options in relation to your situation. Ensure you immediately contact our dentists whenever you lose a tooth.
What Are Complete Dentures?
Complete dentures refer to full replacement teeth sets used in the upper or lower regions to replace extracted teeth due to tooth decay or gum disease. It is a removable device used to replace missing teeth. Complete dentures can take up the whole jaw or mouth.
What Are Partials?
Partials refer to dentures that replace missing teeth when one still has several natural teeth. Partials are not attached to the jawbones or teeth permanently. Dentists recommend partial dentures be removed for cleaning and whenever you are going to sleep.
What Is a Fixed Bridge?
The fixed bridge refers to the connected replacement teeth set. It is placed at the top of the teeth next to the empty space. The outside protective layer of the teeth is always ground down or removed before the bridge is attached.
Temporary Tooth Replacement
A temporary tooth replacement is usually used as one waits for a dental implant or a permanent solution. There are several temporary tooth replacement options. The removable flipper is one excellent option.
Contact Our Mesa, AZ, Dentists Today
At Timothy H. Kindt, DDS, our knowledgeable and experienced dentists will offer missing teeth replacement in a comfortable environment. Dental implants have a success rate of above 96%, making them a sure option for providing our clients with a long-lasting solution to missing teeth. Please schedule an appointment with us by calling (480) 939-5818 today. We value your smile!