Dental implants are a great solution for missing teeth, especially for individuals who have lost their teeth to periodontal disease and injury. Many people shy away from them because they are afraid they will have to undergo a long and painful procedure. Dr. William Walden understands that many patients are not aware of the importance of replacing missing teeth and wants to increase awareness about how easy and convenient the dental implant procedure is.
When tooth loss occurs, the remaining bone and gum tissue continue to deteriorate. The loss of bone density eventually changes the contours of the face. It also causes issues with the remaining teeth that eventually increase the need for invasive dental treatments, such as extractions and root canals.
A Brief Look at the Dental Implants Installation Procedure
The installation process is much easier and less intrusive than you think. Each dental implant has three components. Each step of the installation process corresponds to each dental implant part. During the first stage, Dr. Walden surgically installs the implant into the jaw bone. The patient returns for another visit to have him connect the abutment and crown to the implant. Patients experience minimal discomfort during the installation process. Dr. Walden does not have to use anesthesia but does provide it when necessary. Dental implants may be prosthetic teeth, but they still require daily care like natural teeth.
The Benefits of Dental Implants Are Hard to Ignore
If you are still on the fence about dental implants, consider the following benefits.
- Better chewing
- Can last decades
- Better oral health
- Improved appearance
- Boosts self-confidence
Numerous studies show that dental implants are the most affordable, long-term tooth replacement option available. They have a high success rate and patients have fewer dental appointments. Patients love not having to worry about their teeth decaying and causing problems with their smile.
Whether you are missing a few or all your teeth, dental implants can restore your smile. Contact our office in Chandler, AZ to make a dentist appointment to discuss your options today.