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Tempe Dental Implants

Dental Implants in Tempe

If you have missing teeth and you’re looking for permanent tooth replacement options, dental implants from the team of Tempe dentists at Sol Dental are an ideal choice for you.

How Do Dental Implants Work?

Usually, the placement of a dental implant will require just two appointments at Sol Dental. After Dr. Jaclyn Haendel has decided that you are a viable candidate for a dental implant, we’ll schedule your first appointment.

During this appointment, a post is placed in your jawbone and gum tissue. This post is placed at root of your missing tooth, and an abutment on the post will extend slightly above the gumline. This is where the dental crown will eventually be attached.

After the post has been placed, it will be given time to heal and permanently bond with the surrounding gum tissue and bone, functioning as an artificial root. This process usually takes somewhere between 3-6 months. During this time, Dr. Haendel will create a dental crown that mimics the shape and appearance of your original tooth.

Once your mouth has healed completely and the post has bonded to the tissue around it, you’ll come in for a second appointment. Your artificial tooth will be checked for a proper fit, and then permanently bonded to the abutment with dental adhesive.

The Benefit Of Dental Implants

Dental implants are more expensive than dentures or dental bridges, but they have a variety of benefits that make them a better overall investment.

    • Permanent Restoration – Dental implants are permanent. With proper care, you will never have to replace a dental implant. It will last you for the rest of your life.In contrast, dentures usually require replacement every 5 years, and dental bridges will usually need to be rebuilt every 10-15 years. Over time, dental implants are actually more cost-effective than other tooth restoration procedures.
    • Dental implants look and feel natural – Dental implants feel just like a normal tooth. After your procedure is complete, it will be almost impossible to distinguish it from the rest of your teeth. You can chew, bite and speak normally, and nobody has to know that you have a dental implant.
    • Requires no specialized care – Treat it exactly as you would for a natural tooth. Simply brush your teeth twice a day and floss regularly, and make sure that you see a dentist for a regular 6-month teeth cleaning. That’s it. There are no food restrictions or specialized care requirements for dental implants.
    • Prevents damage to teeth and gums – If you are missing a tooth, your other teeth will naturally “shift” towards the gap in your mouth. This can lead to permanent damage to your smile and your bite. A dental implant is the best way to prevent this.

Who Can Get Dental Implants?

Most healthy people can have dental implants placed. Usually, dental implants are the best for patients who are missing just one or two teeth. Replacing more than that can be very expensive, so dentures are usually a better option for patients who are missing several or most of their teeth.

In addition, if your jaw is weak due to a condition such as osteoarthritis or bone loss caused by periodontitis (gum disease), you might not be able to get dental implants. To find out if you are an eligible candidate, contact Dr. Haendel at Sol Dental today.

Sol Dental – Your #1 Choice For Dental Implants In Tempe

Not sure if dental implants are right for you? Call the Tempe dentist at Sol Dental today for an appointment. Dr. Haendel will perform a comprehensive oral exam, and help you understand whether or not you’re a candidate for dental implants.

With a dedication to patient satisfaction, an informative style of dentistry, and a positive attitude, Dr. Haendel is a truly wonderful dentist who will take great care of you. Don’t let tooth loss prevent you from living your best life. Contact us by phone at (602) 497-2467 for an appointment, or come to our office at 2139 E Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282.

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