Are you missing a tooth or a number of teeth? Whether you’ve recently lost a tooth or have been living with an incomplete set of teeth for some time, it can take a toll on your quality of life. The good news is there’s an alternative to traditional dentures, which many patients find to be cumbersome. Today dental implants offer a natural-looking, fully functional option to restore your smile.
As you explore the option of dental implants, it’s good to know the experience and knowledge of the team at Oral & Facial Surgeons of Arizona ensures you will receive the highest-quality dental implants available. We use the latest and greatest in dental implant products from Nobel Biocare, Straumann, Biomet 3i, Astra and Zimmer. To explore whether you’re a good candidate for dental implants, call our Phoenix or Tempe office today to schedule an examination with one of our talented, dedicated surgeons – Drs. Michael W. Golding or J. Gregory Sabol. They will be happy to discuss whether dental implants are right for you and answer any questions you might have.
Why Should I Consider Dental Implants?
If you’re like most people who’ve lost a tooth, you’re unaware the detrimental effects are more than skin deep. A missing tooth not only detracts from the attractiveness of your smile, but the overall health of your mouth. Here’s one example: The space created by your missing tooth can cause the teeth nearby to tip or rotate, creating a problem that affects your bite (called “malocclusion”) that can strain one or both of jaw joints to the point of causing pain or even locking. Over time, the tooth above or below the missing tooth will “hyperupt,” or come in more, exposing large portions of its roots, resulting in possible root decay, sensitive teeth or surrounding gum problems called periodontal disease. Those are just two of the common health effects from missing teeth – there are many others.
In just one or two appointments at Oral & Facial Surgeons of Arizona, you can receive dental implants, the most successful method available to replace any number of missing teeth. Extremely durable, dental implants are tiny titanium posts surgically embedded into the bone, where they act as “roots” to anchor prosthetic teeth – crowns, bridges or dentures – that top the posts. The result is a mouth filled with fully functional, attractive teeth.
Experience You Can Trust
As board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Drs. Golding and Sabol have the expertise and unwavering commitment to exceptional care that successful dental implant surgery requires.
We are able to perform a number of related procedures in-office, including:
- Initial extraction of the compromised tooth or teeth, if needed
- Bone grafting, if needed
- Placement of the implant
Contact our office to schedule your initial consultation.