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Dental Implants

Uptown Dental & Orthodontics

General Dentist & Orthodontics located in Phoenix, AZ

If you’re missing any teeth due to trauma, injury, or decay, dental implants might be the answer for you since they look and function just like your natural teeth. Dariene Lazore, DMD, and the team of experts at Uptown Dental & Orthodontics in Phoenix, Arizona, provide the advanced dental treatment of dental implants to restore your missing teeth and get you smiling again. Call the office today or book an appointment online for a consultation.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are titanium posts that your dentist places in your gums to replace a missing tooth’s root. Once the post has securely grown into your jawbone, your replacement tooth or crown that matches your natural teeth attaches to the top of the posts.

If your jawbone isn’t strong enough to receive an implant, your dentist may have to perform bone grafting first to strengthen the area.

Your dental implant serves as a strong foundation for your artificial tooth, and it looks and feels like your natural teeth. 

Uptown Dental & Orthodontics provides thorough examinations to find out if dental implants are an option to replace your missing teeth.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants have several advantages. They can:

  • Improve your appearance
  • Improve your speech
  • Make chewing easier
  • Improve your self-esteem
  • Improve your oral health
  • Last a lifetime

Dental implants are an excellent method of treatment for missing teeth since they’re permanent and can also strengthen the condition of your oral health.

How do dental implants help maintain oral health?

If you lose a tooth, your surrounding teeth no longer have the support they need, which can result in crooked teeth or a misaligned jaw. Gaps from your missing teeth can also be difficult to clean, which can cause bacteria build-up, resulting in dental disease.

When you lose a tooth due to extraction or gum disease, the jaw’s supporting bone starts to dissolve. In time, parts of the jawbone can disintegrate.

If you’re missing a tooth or several teeth, visit Uptown Dental & Orthodontics right away. Dental implants not only improve your aesthetic appearance, but they can prevent the decline of your oral health.

Does it hurt to get dental implants? 

To make sure you’re at ease about your treatment, your dentist at Uptown Dental & Orthodontics reviews the plan with you during your consultation, giving you time to ask questions, too. You also talk about your sedation options, such as a nitrous oxide (laughing gas).  

Your dentist is highly trained in sedation dentistry to help you stay calm, relaxed, and comfortable while undergoing your procedure. Since you’re sedated and numb while getting your dental implant, your experience is painless.

To find out if dental implants are right for you, call Uptown Dental & Orthodontics and ask for an appointment. You can also use the online booking tool.