Are missing teeth affecting your confidence and preventing you from smiling? Missing teeth affect the look and function of your smile. Dr. Renuka Kumar offers dental implants in North Scottsdale, AZ, to give you a complete and beautiful smile.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are one of the most popular tooth replacement options. A small screw-shaped post is permanently implanted in the jaw bone during minor surgery. As the area heals, the bone will fuse with the post, so it will never shift and is there to stay. After several weeks, your dentist will add a custom-made crown to the implant that looks exactly like your natural teeth. Your new implant will blend in perfectly with the rest of your smile.
To take care of your dental implants, all you have to do is brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once the way you usually do. They will not require any special care, and you don’t have to worry about your new tooth getting cavities.
Dental implants can be used to replace one or multiple teeth. Your dentist can also use them with other treatments like implant-supported bridges and implant-supported dentures to complete your smile.
Who Is A Candidate for Dental Implants?
Dental implants aren’t right for everyone. Missing teeth come with other side effects like bone loss. If you don’t have enough bone density to support an implant, you will have to look into getting a bone graft first. Smoking will interfere with the healing process, so you should quit before getting implants. Another thing to consider is your oral health. Any problems with your gums or cavities in your teeth need to be addressed by your dentist before you get dental implants in North Scottsdale, AZ.
To find out if you are a candidate for dental implants in North Scottsdale, AZ, contact Dr. Kumar. Call (480) 767-6918 to schedule an appointment today.