As your trusted Tucson, AZ, dentist, it is our job to tell you when a tooth cannot be saved despite your excellent oral-hygiene practices and commitment to routine exams and cleanings. Whether you’re facing an extraction or have lost teeth because of an unexpected accident or decay, at Smile Perfection, we offer implant dentistry and dental implants — a permanent, restorative solution that will give you back your beautiful, natural-looking smile.
In implant dentistry, a dental implant consists of a small, screw-shaped, titanium post that replaces the root of a missing tooth. It is covered by a porcelain crown that looks and feels just like your old tooth. It requires a minor surgical procedure in which the post is inserted into the jawbone where the missing tooth once was and is left to heal for a set period of time. While it heals, the bone fuses to the implant, and then the tooth-like crown is attached.
Implant dentistry is quickly gaining popularity. Dental implants have a 95 percent tooth-replacement success rate and correct even the most severe problems associated with missing teeth. They are a safe and effective method for replacing missing teeth with new, natural-looking, permanent teeth, and they help preserve the tooth-supporting bone that naturally deteriorates when a tooth is lost, thereby sustaining the integrity of your facial structure.
For many, dental implants offer a much-needed reprieve from ill-fitting, uncomfortable dentures or retainers with false teeth. At Smile Perfection, we offer three primary tooth-replacement options. Depending on the number of missing teeth, certain implant options work better than others:
Just like your natural teeth, with proper maintenance and cleaning, dental implants can last forever. As part of his job as your dental implant specialist, Sharad Pandhi, D.D.S. ensures the longevity of your dental work by guiding you through the maintenance and care of your implants at each stage, both immediately after and long after the procedure.
Dental implants are the best tooth-replacement option for patients who want a permanent, natural-looking solution. They are highly durable and deter bone loss, which protects the integrity of your facial esthetics.
The price of dental implants varies widely according to the size, location, and condition of the remaining jawbone. Contact Dr. Pandhi today to schedule a consultation and find out more about pricing for your unique dental situation.
Yes, dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth.