Dental implants are by far the best way to replace missing teeth. While dentures and dental bridges can improve your bite to a certain degree, dental implants are a more permanent option that can restore full functionality to your teeth. By fusing an artificial tooth root directly to your jawbone, Dr. Wilcox can help preserve your natural bone and prevent further tooth loss in the future. However, dental implants are not just the best functional option for tooth replacement: they are also an excellent way to restore your smile on an aesthetic level. The artificial teeth used in today’s dental implants are meticulously crafted to match the appearance and color of your surrounding teeth. At Desert Smiles, we prefer to use porcelain crowns since this translucent material reacts to light in the same way that your real teeth do, blending seamlessly with the rest of your smile. If you have ever felt embarrassed or self-conscious about your smile because of missing teeth, dental implants can transform your overall appearance by providing you with a beautiful set of straight, functional, and natural-looking teeth again. As long as you are a good candidate for this procedure, you can take advantage of dental implants at any stage of your life. If you live in the Glendale, Arizona area and are interested in dental implants, please contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation with Dr. David Wilcox. Desert Smiles serves patients throughout the Glendale, Phoenix, and Scottsdale areas of Arizona.