At Desert Smiles, we generally recommend dental implants to replace missing teeth for all patients who are ideal candidates for the procedure. Dental implants are by far the most functional replacement for a missing tooth, serving as both a replacement tooth and root. But they also provide you with the best aesthetic result. If you are looking to improve your appearance as well as restore a fully functional bite, dental implants will deliver the results you desire.
While dental implants significantly improve the appearance of your smile when filling gaps left by missing front teeth, they can also impact your appearance when replacing back teeth that are not as easily noticeable. When you lose one of your back teeth, neighboring teeth may shift to fill in the gaps. This can ultimately create a chain reaction that affects the appearance and positioning of your front teeth. By replacing missing back teeth with dental implants, you can prevent this shifting from taking place.
Other aesthetic benefits provided by dental implants include:
- Porcelain material used on the dental crown that serves as your prosthetic tooth can be color-matched to your neighboring teeth to blend in seamlessly with your smile
- Dental implants preserve the health of your jawbone, which prevents the sunken facial appearance commonly caused by tooth loss
- Dental implants eliminate gaps in your smile caused by missing one or more front teeth
At your initial consultation, ask Phoenix cosmetic dentist Dr. Donald Wilcox if you are a suitable candidate for dental implants. They will provide you with the improved appearance you desire, allowing you to flash your smile with confidence once again.
Please contact Desert Smiles today to schedule your initial dental implant consultation. Dr. Donald Wilcox serves patients in Phoenix and Glendale, Arizona.