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Which Dental Implants Are Right for You?

Did you know that a surprising 58 percent of Americans ages 50 and older have fewer than 21 teeth (out of the usual 32)? If you fear you will one day share this fate—or already do—here’s some good news: There are different types of dental implants, and chances are good that one of them will be right for you.

What are dental implants? They are tiny titanium posts that are surgically embedded into the bone, where they act as “roots” to anchor prosthetic teeth—crowns, bridges or dentures—that top the posts. Here’s a snapshot of the different types:

To learn more about dental implants and find out if they are right for you, contact Oral & Facial Surgeons of Arizona today to schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons at our Arcadia or Tempe office.