September 16, 2016
Half of the thrill of a casino is watching the people as well as playing the games. You instantly make friends with the other players at the table because you’re all vying to take the dealer down. You check your watch and notice it’s some ungodly hour. It’s been an average night for you so far, so you decide you might as well try to make it a great one. You go all in. It’s over before you know it, and you’ve won. The others are clapping you on the back and the dealer is smiling. You wish you could smile back, but behind your poker face are some missing teeth. You want to take care of them, but you don’t quite know what you need. The solution might be at Cobblestone Dental Center where you can get dental implants in Maricopa.
Why Would I Get Dental Implants?
Dental implants are typically used to replace missing teeth, or those that are damaged beyond repair from trauma or decay. Other treatments, such as crowns, bridges, or fillings, only replace a portion of the tooth, and therefore cannot help with missing teeth. Obvious holes between teeth make many people self-conscious, along with the practical implications of making biting and chewing more difficult. Dental implants can replace an entire tooth from scratch.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
A dental implant restores the two main parts of a tooth, namely the root and the crown. The new root is made entirely out of titanium, an extremely sturdy metal than is also very bio-compatible with the human body. The crown is usually made out of a high-quality ceramic that is able to replicate both the look and strength of a natural tooth. They are held together with a metal support called an abutment. The process of getting a dental implant is 3 steps and involves two different procedures:
- Dr. Shah will refer you to a local oral surgeon who will remove any remanence of the natural tooth before installing your new titanium root into the gum line.
- You will be given 3-6 months or more for the titanium to firmly bond to your jawbone and receive a steady blood supply.
- After healing, Dr. Shah will install your new, porcelain crown.
Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth to help support a bridge. Implant supported dentures are also an option for patients who need an entire arch of teeth restored. Sedation is required for the root installation procedure, so it is advised that you have a family member or trusted person drive you to and from the office.
Are Dental Implants Right For Me?
The first step to getting a dental implant is to come see Dr. Shah. He will give you a thorough examination and let you know what the best option is for your missing or damaged teeth. Dental implants are one of the most reliable ways to replace your teeth. Come see us today at Cobblestone Dental Center so we can talk about the future of your smile.
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