If you have missing teeth, you know what a blow it can be to your everyday life. Missing teeth are particularly difficult for those who have busy careers or for foodies who love trying new cuisine around Phoenix. It doesn’t matter if you’re 21 or 71, filling in those gaps left by missing teeth can give you a new lease on life.
Our Phoenix, AZ implant dentist, Dr. Matt Cavendish is recommending dental implants more and more because, after fifteen years of placing and restoring dental implants, he can see the benefits they give his patients in their smiles.
Dental Implants Can Last a Lifetime
Most people don’t realize that dental implants actually become a part of their bodies. Because implants are made of metal that is bone-friendly and has a special surface designed to fuse with bone, they stay put as long as you take great care of them.
Unlike partial dentures, dental implants don’t move. Unlike dental bridges, you can clean them normally and eat all of your favorite foods.
Dental Implants Are a Sound Investment
Since they have such a high success rate, dental implants are an excellent investment for most of our Phoenix, AZ dental patients. The most significant risk factors that cause implant failure are bone loss and periodontal disease. For most people, however, they can get a dental implant and expect a decade or more of ease and convenience.
Dental Implants Replace One Tooth – or All of Them
Choosing a single dental implant for a single missing tooth can be an easy choice. But what if you are missing all of your teeth? Replacing each one with a dental implant might seem overwhelming. Implant-supported dentures offer a solution. A smaller profile denture can snap on to four or more dental implants and stay put. Because it’s thinner, covering less of the mouth, your implant denture will allow you to taste your food better while staying in place.
To learn more about the many benefits of dental implants, contact our Phoenix, AZ dental office. We are here to help you make a choice that puts a smile on your face.