If you are missing one or more teeth, our experienced dentists may recommend dental implants to replace them and restore your smile. When you lose teeth, the bone and tissue in the surrounding area begins to resorb, or shrink, causing your remaining teeth to become unstable and misaligned. By replacing the teeth with implants, this shrinkage is halted or prevented, allowing you to maintain better oral health and function as well as giving you back a beautiful smile.
Dental implants consist of two main parts: the implant post and the implant restoration. The implant post replaces the root of the tooth, working to stimulate the supporting bone so that your new tooth remains stable in your mouth. The implant restoration replaces the crown of the missing tooth. Depending on how many teeth are missing, the implant restoration could be a single crown, a bridge or a denture.
Almost everyone is a candidate for implant dentistry. As long as your teeth and supporting bone are healthy, you should be able to receive an implant without complications. If you have a pre-existing condition, such as tooth decay or periodontal disease, you will need to receive treatment for that condition prior to receiving a dental implant. In some cases, a bone grafting treatment may be necessary in order to ensure that the implant post has a secure foundation.
To learn more about the benefits of dental implants in Kingman, Arizona, and to schedule a consultation with our dentists, call Jennings & Larson Family Dentistry today at 928-757-3225.