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You can damage your teeth in many different and unexpected ways. Some damage is minor and very easy to repair, while others require more involved care. It is always better to save the natural tooth if possible, but sometimes that simply can’t be done. If that happens, Dr. Scott Josephson and Dr. Timothy Yu may recommend extracting and replacing the tooth.

Implants offer the most secure and long-lasting replacement for extracted teeth when they are properly cared for. Using a dental implant to replace a missing tooth has many benefits. These benefits include:

Improved Appearance. Dental implants and the crowns that cap them are designed to look and function just like your natural teeth.

Better Security. Implants are permanent and are designed to fuse with your bone. This prevents movement such as much happen when eating or speaking with dentures. This makes dental implants much more comfortable than the other options.

Comfort. Dental implants become part of you, so the uncomfortable movement traditionally associated with dentures is eliminated.

Improved Self-Esteem. With implants, your smile is restored to its original beauty. This will bring back your confidence in your smile, and help you in any social situation you may be in.

Improved Oral Health. Dental bridges, which are a common tooth replacement treatment, require wearing down the teeth around the removed tooth in order to mount a bridge. The nearby teeth aren’t altered in a dental implant, which preserves greater long-term oral health. It also makes it easier to clean between the teeth, improving dental hygiene.

To learn more about our dental implants or to schedule a consultation with our dentists, please contact Red Mountain Family Dental in Mesa, Arizona today. You can reach us at 480-641-4165.