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Many people will need to have a tooth replaced at some point in their lives. Reasons include if a tooth is lost to decay or injury, or if one is damaged enough to need extraction. One of the best ways to replace missing teeth is with dental implants. Here is what is involved in getting dental implants.

– First the post is inserted into the jaw bone. This is a small piece of biocompatible titanium that acts as a new root.

– The bone heals around the bone in a process called osseointegration. This is what gives dental implants their great strength.

– Now the implant is ready to support a variety of restorations, from single teeth to complete arches. Dental implants also support full and partial dentures.

– And with that, you have a full, functional smile again!

You may wonder if you are a good candidate for dental implants. It may surprise you to learn that health is more of a factor than age in determining whether a person can get implants. If you are healthy enough for surgery or to have a tooth extracted, you are likely a good candidate for implants.

More and more people are choosing dental implants because they restore the look and feel of natural teeth better than other restorations. They also require no special care, beyond what you already give your other teeth. While they aren’t susceptible to decay, keeping them clean helps prevent gum disease and other oral health problems.

If you would like to meet with our dentist to see if dental implants are right for you, please call Red Mountain Family Dental at our Mesa, AZ, office to schedule a consultation today. It’s time to get your smile back.