How do Dental Implants Work?

Glendale Dentist Serving Phoenix, Scottsdale, Peoria, and nearby areas in Arizona

Dental implants act as a secure foundation for restorations such as crowns or dentures. They work by replacing a tooth’s missing root, enabling them to provide the strongest and most reliable form of tooth replacement. The roots of your teeth are responsible for alerting your body that bone is necessary in specific areas of your jaw. When you lose a tooth, its root is lost as well, which stops these signals and allows your body to reabsorb the minerals in that section of the jaw. Dental implants maintain these signals, enabling them to not only hold your restoration in place, but to prevent a loss of bone structure and preserve the integrity of your jaw. Dental Implant Benefits Glendale implant dentist Dr. Donald Wilcox recommends dental implants whenever possible due to their many benefits including:

  • Full restoration of chewing and speaking abilities
  • Flawless aesthetics
  • No risk of slipping or falling out
  • Preservation of natural jaw structure

Dental implants are a fantastic solution for many, but not all of our patients. During your initial consultation with Dr. Wilcox it can best be determined if implants are the most effective solution for you. If you live in or around Glendale, Arizona and would like to learn if dental implants are right for you, please contact Desert Smiles to schedule an initial consultation today.