Advances in dentistry make it easier than ever to achieve and maintain oral health and wellness. It also offers patients a variety of options when faced with dental concerns. Dr. Eric Wiitala and his team in Scottsdale, AZ are pleased to provide solutions for patients who are faced with tooth loss. Dental implants are one of the most popular options for individuals to consider when thinking about a more fixed and permanent alternative to traditional, removeable partial denture appliances.
What is a dental implant?
Dr. Eric Wiitala describes the dental implants as a tooth root replacement. The small post-like appliance is fabricated to be placed into the bone of the jaw, just as a natural tooth is. This allows it to fuse to the jawbone and provide the foundation for a crown, bridge, or denture.
Why might I consider a dental implant?
There are many advantages that dental implants that make them a desirable solution for those facing tooth loss. Below are five primary reasons for considering implants for your smile:
- Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care.
- Dental implants look, function, and feel like natural teeth.
- Dental implants allow patients to improve their oral health.
- Dental implants keep natural bone in place for a more youthful appearance
- Dental implants don’t require any special care or attention.
Who is a good candidate?
Dental implants are not for everyone, which is why an initial evaluation and consultation visit with Dr. Eric Wiitala should be the first step in learning more. An evaluation includes a series of x-ray images which let the dentist know if there is sufficient bone to place the implant successfully. Without enough bone, the implant will likely fail. Patients who are serious about dental implants but don’t have the bone needed may want to ask about preparatory procedures such as gum grafting to prepare the area for an implant in the future.
Call Dr. Eric Wiitala today
Scottsdale, AZ patients considering dental implants need to consult with a professional to determine if they are a good candidate before moving forward with the procedure. Dr. Eric Wiitala and his team are here to help. Call (480) 657-6981 to request an appointment at 9755 North 90th Street.