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Single vs. Multiple Tooth Replacement

Whether you are missing one tooth or a full set of teeth, dental implants offer a permanent solution to tooth replacement. For those looking for Phoenix oral surgeons, the professionals at Oral & Facial Surgeons of Arizona welcome you to schedule your next appointment with one of our highly specialized oral and facial surgeons.

Dental Implants for Single or Multiple Tooth Replacement

Dental implants are a fantastic treatment for missing teeth. Dental implants offer a permanent, natural feeling and looking solution to replacing teeth lost by damage or injury. Dental implants are surgically placed titanium posts. These metal posts are implanted in the jawbone, specifically in the empty tooth socket. As the bone heals, a permanent bond is formed between the titanium post and bone tissue. This bond allows dental implants to function like a natural tooth root. Once the bone has healed, one of three dental restorations can be attached to the dental implant or implants. The type of restoration depends on the amount of teeth missing and your specific needs.

Dental restorations include:

Find Out If You’re a Candidate for Dental Implants

For our patients in Phoenix, dental implants are a favored solution for permanent tooth replacement. Because dental implants require patients to undergo oral surgery for placement, not all patients are good candidates for treatment. Candidates for dental implants should have generally healthy teeth and gums and be healthy enough for surgery. Candidates must also have sufficient jawbone in order for the dental implant procedure to be successful. If there is not sufficient jawbone , bone grafts may be done to rebuild the jaw. To find out if you’re a candidate for dental implants, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced surgeons.