Dental Implants Specialist

Dentistry at Greenway -  - Maxillofacial Prosthodontist

Dentistry at Greenway

Maxillofacial Prosthodontist & General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Surprise, AZ

A great smile can transform the way you see the world, and yourself. Dentistry at Greenway's experienced dentists and licensed denturists make dental implants for men and women of all ages. Located in Surprise, Arizona, Dentistry at Greenway's knowledgeable team can replace missing or severely damaged teeth so you can look and feel your best again. Call for a consultation or schedule your appointment online to learn more.

Dental Implants Q & A

What do dental implants do?

Dental implants, for many patients, are the next best thing to having natural teeth. When you lose your teeth due to tooth decay, a disease, or a traumatic injury, your self-esteem and smile can take a hit. Dental implants are strong, stable teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.

A dental implant is a metal post, often made out of titanium, that a dentist surgically implants into your upper or lower jawbone. Essentially, it’s the root of your new tooth. Your mouth will need a few weeks to heal after the post is in place.

Once your mouth has fully recovered, your dentist will mount the replacement tooth on the post. The replacement tooth is called a crown. Since the dental implants fuse directly to your jawbone, they're strong and stable. They won't shift around uncomfortably in your mouth like some dentures. These metal posts also help bridges, dentures, and crowns stay firmly fastened to your jaw.

Why do some patients love dental implants?

In addition to looking, feeling, and functioning like your natural teeth, dental implants offer the following ten advantages:

  • Can last a lifetime with good care
  • Offer a cost-effective solution for replacing a missing tooth
  • Help maintain your natural smile and face shape
  • Ensure the health of your jawbone
  • Help keep your surrounding natural teeth healthy
  • Improve speech by allowing you to talk without worry
  • Don't fall out of your mouth
  • Enhance your ability to chew your favorite foods without pain
  • Aren't vulnerable to cavities with an implanted crown
  • Deliver reliable, state-of-the-art results for tooth replacement

Dental implants help preserve your gums and provide stability in your mouth. Implant-retained prosthetics — such as dentures — snap right into place so that you don’t have to worry all day about them slipping around as you talk or eat.

Can anyone get dental implants?

If you're missing teeth, you might be the perfect candidate for dental implants. Your gums need to be healthy, and your jaw must be finished growing. That's why dental implants are a fantastic solution for adults, not children.

At your initial consultation, the team at Dentistry at Greenway makes sure that dental implants are a viable option for you. They perform X-rays to check that your bones are suitable for the implants. In all, 90% of patients qualify for the procedure.

You may also be a good candidate for implants if you are ready to replace a bridge or partial dentures, or if you’re tired of having dentures that slip. Men or women looking for a more permanent, long-term solution to dental work may be good candidates for implants. Meet with your dentist to learn more about your options for missing teeth and to see if implant treatment is the best solution for you.

Schedule your consultation online or call Dentistry at Greenway today. A confident new smile could be just around the corner for you.