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Restore Health and Beauty to Your Smile with Dental Implants

man and woman smilingPatients who have experienced any degree of tooth loss may experience difficulty eating and speaking. Missing teeth can also make you feel embarrassed by your smile. To overcome these challenges and preserve your oral health, Dr. John Dovgan offers dental implants at our Phoenix, AZ, dental practice. Dental implants are an incredibly versatile treatment. Dr. Dovgan can attach crowns, bridges, or dentures to implants to restore both natural function and aesthetics. 

What Are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is a threaded post placed in the jawbone during an oral surgery procedure. In most cases, implants are crafted from titanium. Designed to replace the roots of missing teeth, implants stimulate nerves within the jawbone, thereby preserving bone structure and preventing the bone atrophy that results from tooth loss.

This feature sets dental implants apart from traditional teeth replacement options, which only restore the crown of the tooth. With a success rate of approximately 98 percent, dental implants are widely regarded as today’s superior solution for tooth loss.

an implant-supported crown embedded in the jawbone
Implants fuse with surrounding bone tissue to create a stable base for crowns and other restorations.

The Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth

Every element of your smile works together for proper function and oral health. When one element is compromised, it can cause a domino effect of dental issues. For example, a single missing tooth can lead to shifting, mobility, bite issues, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems. Replacing a missing tooth restores proper function and preserves your smile for years to come.

Advantages of Dental Implants

Compared to traditional teeth replacement options, dental implants offer a number of benefits, including:

  • Unparalleled stability: Because implants actually fuse and integrate with the natural jawbone, they become part of the body. Whether you require a single crown, a bridge, or full-arch replacement, implants can offer a level of comfort and stability unattainable through conventional means. 
  • Confidence: Missing teeth not only affect your oral health. They can also take a toll on your confidence and self-esteem. Dental implants offer a firm foundation for your restorations and a lifelike, natural-looking appearance.
  • Bone retention: Because implants mimic natural tooth roots, they aid in preserving bone density and prevent jawbone deterioration over time. 

Though the treatment timeline is longer than that of traditional restorations, dental implants provide a lifelong solution to missing teeth.

Who Is a Candidate for Dental Implants?

In order for a dental implant to have long-lasting success, it must be completely surrounded by dense, healthy bone tissue. Therefore, patients considering implant treatment should have adequate bone structure for implant placement. Individuals who have experienced some degree of bone loss may restore their implant candidacy with a bone grafting procedure performed by Dr. Dovgan

Teeth replacement with dental implants is a worthwhile investment in your future oral health. In fact, with proper maintenance, implants can last a lifetime.

In addition, dental implant candidates should be in good general health, and should not have any medical condition that could hinder treatment or recovery. Patients should also be free of gum disease and extensive tooth decay, as these factors can impede the health and longevity of your new implants. We provide treatment for periodontal disease and decay to improve your oral health before implant placement.

Invest in Your Oral Health

We understand that choosing dental implant treatment is a significant decision. However, teeth replacement with dental implants is a worthwhile investment in your future oral health. In fact, with proper maintenance, implants can last a lifetime.

To help minimize out-of-pocket costs, we offer a number of financing options for our patients. In addition to being a preferred provider for several dental insurance plans, Dr. Dovgan also offers in-house payment plans through CareCredit® and LendingClub. Our skilled and experienced financial team can help you determine the best option for your budget.

Rebuild Your Smile with Dental Implants

Dental implants are the premier option for tooth replacement. If you are missing teeth, you can learn more about your treatment options by scheduling a consultation at our practice. Call us at (602) 867-1899 or contact us online anytime.

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