We all know someone who has dealt with the effects of missing teeth. This usually means they have the characteristic sunken facial appearance or wrinkling around the mouth caused by long-term tooth loss. The truth is that approximately three-quarters of Americans between the age of 35 and 44 are missing one or more teeth and about 25% of the population over the age of 74 has lost all of their teeth. So what do these statistics mean for our patients? They mean that most of our patients will need to replace a tooth at some point in their lives. Here is some additional information to help you understand your options.
There are many great options to replace missing or damaged teeth, but only one option can provide the function and appearance of natural teeth. Dentures and bridges have historically been popular choices because they are quick and cheap, but over time, patients often notice problems with their bite function and oral health. This is where dental implants come in. Here at Smile Perfection, we have developed our dental implant placement process with the superior health, healing and function of our patients in mind.
Many patients have seen the end results for dental implants, but few understand how they actually work. Dental implants are artificial teeth that are permanently attached to the jawbone with small titanium roots. For patients in Tucson, AZ and beyond that need to replace lost or damaged teeth, this process provides many exceptional benefits for the look, feel, and function of your smile.
Unlike bridges and dentures, dental implants never slip, move, pinch, or become uncomfortable. And, when your teeth are stable, you can talk, smile, and eat without anyone knowing your new teeth are completely artificial. Additionally, dental implants help restore your mouth to a more natural state, improving oral health and restoring self-esteem. Try getting those kinds of results with other tooth replacement options.
Part of the reason dental implants are capable of providing the results that they do is because of a process called osseointegration. This process works to see the implant fixture, which is one of the three main pieces of a dental implant, accepted by your jaw structure as being no different from any natural tooth. Should this process fail, it is likely that the implant fixture would fail or even fall out.
In order for osseointegration to succeed, it is important that your jawbone is strong enough to support implants. This standard can be hard to meet as the jawbone actually begins to deteriorate after you lose a tooth. Fortunately, Dr. Smile Moore can use bone regeneration treatments to reverse jawbone deterioration for our Garden City, MI area patients.
Would you like to know how you can repair your smile and get back your self-esteem? If so, Dr. Pandhi might be able to help you transform your smile in just a few short office visits. Dental implants are just one of the exceptional options we offer to restore a functional and healthy smile. With a success rate between 95 and 98 percent, patients need only look at the results of the dental implant process to see how incredible dental implants really help our patients look and feel.
If you live in the Tucson, AZ area and want to experience dental implants for yourself, call us for your free consultation. If you have more questions about dental implants and the installation process, please check out the rest of our informative website. We offer great payment options so call us now to get started on getting that smile you have always wanted.
Dr. Sharad Pandhi
5828 N Oracle Rd #100
Tucson, AZ 85704
Monday: 7AM – 7PM
Tuesday: 7AM – 7PM
Wednesday: 7AM – 7PM