What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are not only the strongest and most reliable tooth replacement treatment available, they are also the most aesthetically pleasing. Dental implants are small, artificial tooth roots made from titanium that are surgically fused with your jawbone and the surrounding gum tissue. Through a process called osseointegration, these artificial posts are accepted by the body as a natural part of it, making them feel just like your natural teeth. Once this process is complete, beautiful replacement teeth modeled after your own natural teeth are attached to the implants.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants are currently the best restoration treatment for missing teeth. Some benefits of dental implants include:

  • Connects to and exercises the jawbone and surrounding gum tissue preventing bone loss and gum recession.
  • Normalizes bite strength.
  • Restores fullness to the face for a more youthful appearance.
  • Never has to be removed for cleaning or soaking.
  • Can last a lifetime with nothing more than a good oral hygiene routine.
  • Beautifully fills gaps in a smile.

The Dental Implant Process

The dental implant process always begins with a consultation with Dr. Seth Larson and Dr. Kelly Larson at their Prescott Valley, AZ practice. During this no-obligation consultation, the doctors will perform an examination to determine whether or not dental implants are the right treatment for your needs. It will also be determined if the patient needs any supplementary surgeries, such as bone grafting or soft tissue augmentation, before proceeding with the implant process. If everything checks out, the patient will undergo implant surgery. At this point the implant will be surgically fused with the jawbone and then fitted with a temporary replacement tooth. This next step is the most important: the healing process. After implantation, the area needs time to heal and allow osseointegration, the process of your gums and jawbone accepting the implant, to work. Without adequate healing time, the implant can fail. Once the implant is fully healed and osseointegration complete, your custom made replacement tooth can be attached to the implant, allowing you to show off your new smile to the world!

Schedule Your Dental Implants Consultation in Prescott Valley, AZ!

Are you looking for a permanent solution to missing teeth? Dental implants are a tooth restoration treatment that offers unmatched quality and comfort. Contact Dr. Seth Larson or Dr. Kelly Larson for a no-obligation dental implant consultation to begin the journey to a better, stronger smile today!