Dental Implants

Dentist

Phoenix, AZ

Dental implants are created in order to provide a rigid foundation for replacement teeth that feel, appear, and function just like real teeth. An individual who is suffering from missing teeth will revive the ability to consume any food or drink and can smile confidently again, knowing that teeth appear totally natural and that one’s facial structure is also preserved. The implants are actually tiny titanium posts that are inserted into the jaw bone by the dentist where your teeth are lost. The bone fuses with the titanium, building a rigid foundation for artificial teeth. Along with that, dental implants can help to protect the facial structure, preventing bone loss which happens when teeth are lost.

Dental implants are now transforming the way people live! With their help, patients are again getting back the comfort and confidence to speak, laugh, eat, and enjoy life.

EVALUATION FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS

Just like most of the patients, if you too feel that implant dentistry is the apt choice for you, our dentist recommends that you first take a dental/radiographic exam and we will also check your health history. During these consultation sessions, your particular requirements and goals will be addressed by either Dr. Satbir Khara, DMD, or by an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon referred by our dental practice. Your queries and concerns are crucial to us and our trained team will work with you personally to help make your dental process a big success.

DENTAL IMPLANT PROCEDURE

Dental implants are actually metal anchors, which function as tooth root alternatives. They are surgically planted into the jaw bone. Small posts are then fixed to the implant, which projects through the gums. These posts offer stable support for artificial replacement teeth.

For maximum patients, the attachment of dental implants includes two surgical processes. At first, implants are affixed within your jaw bone. For the initial 3 to 6 months post-surgery, the implants will be below the surface of the gums and slowly fuse with the jaw bone. You must be able to wear temporary dentures and take a soft diet during this period. Simultaneously, your restorative dentist will fabricate the final bridgework or denture, which will finally enhance both function and aesthetics. After the implant has fused with the jaw bone, the second stage starts. The dentist will uncover the implants and fix a small healing collar.

Dr. Satbir Khara, DMD can then begin designing your new teeth. An impression will be taken. Then posts or attachments will be attached to the implants. The replacement teeth are then created over the posts or attachments. The whole process generally takes six to eight months. Maximum patients do not feel any disruption in their day-to-day life.

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