Missing natural teeth need to be addressed as soon as possible, not only for oral health, but function and beauty. However, patients who start learning about tooth replacement options find they are unsure as to the best solution for their unique needs. When Scottsdale, AZ area patients consider tooth replacement options, it is a great idea to book an appointment with Dr. Eric Wiitala to discuss these available solutions and decide on the one most appropriate for their smile. In many cases, our team will encourage patients to consider the advantages of versatile restorations such as dental implants.
What is a dental implant?
Dr. Eric Wiitala describes the dental implant as a highly desirable option for missing teeth. Dental implants can replace one, some, or all of the teeth within the smile with ease. These titanium metal posts are placed during oral surgery into the jawbone, where they stimulate the growth of bone. The bone grows around the implant, allowing it to become solid within the smile. This ensures the best strength and stability for the implant itself. The top portion of the implant, called the abutment, is then restored with a restoration. The restoration chosen depends on the situation of the patient. The versatility of the implant makes it a good solution for the needs of different patients.
• Dental implants restored with a dental crown over the abutment replaces one single tooth within the smile.
• Dental implants restored with a dental bridge replaces one or several teeth in a row, acting as the anchor for one or both sides of the bridge.
• Dental implants restored with dentures allow for the best in retention, ensuring a proper foundation for an entire arch of false teeth.
The versatility of these restorations is what makes them highly desirable, along with their longevity.
Are you considering dental implants for your smile?
Consult with Dr. Eric Wiitala of Scottsdale, AZ to determine if you are a good candidate for this or other dental restorations available at our facility. Call (480) 657-6981 to request a consultation appointment with our team. We are always accepting new patients at our state-of-the-art dental practice located at 9755 North 90th Street.