Dental Implants in Sierra Vista, AZ - Jack L. Schrader, DDS, PC
Patients who are missing one or more teeth may benefit from dental implant therapy with Dr. Schrader in Sierra Vista. There are many reasons why teeth go missing including age, trauma, or infection, but no matter the cause dental implants can replace missing teeth and help patients regain a full smile.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant consists of a titanium screw that is surgically placed into the jawbone. During a healing process, called osseointegration, the implant will fuse with the existing jawbone tissue and create a durable replacement for the tooth’s root. A dental implant can serve as the foundation for a number of prosthetic restorations including:
Single-tooth replacement: One dental implant is used to replace a single missing tooth. The implant is then capped with an artificial crown that is customized to match the size, shape, and color of your existing teeth. The result is a seamless smile that looks as if a tooth never went missing.
Multiple-teeth replacement: Two dental implants are placed around an empty socket and are used as anchors for a pontic tooth that bridges the gap between the two implants. Implant-supported bridges are a way to replace multiple missing teeth without any modification to the natural teeth.
Implant-supported dentures: Patients who are missing all of their teeth may opt to receive a complete denture that attaches to four to six implants in the jaw. The result is a removable denture that sits atop the gums, creating a secure denture alternative.
Implant Dentist in Sierra Vista
Your dental implant procedure will begin with Dr. Schrader taking x-rays and determining whether your jaw is healthy enough to withstand implants. Bone-grafting may be required if your jawbone’s density is too low. Depending on your specific case, your dental implant procedure can be completed in two dental appointments – the first to place the implants and the second to restore the implant with a prosthetic.
Once your dental implant procedure is complete, you can begin to experience the benefits of a new and healthy smile. You will restore your eating and speaking ability, enhance your facial structure, restore your jawbone, and alleviate joint pain or bite problems with one or more dental implants.
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If you would like more information about dental implant treatment in Sierra Vista or if you would like to schedule an appointment with us, contact Dr. Jack Schrader today! We look forward to helping to achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.