Dental Implants in Phoenix, AZ
Dental implants are the preferred options for replacing missing teeth for many patients. They can provide natural appearance and function for a single missing tooth or for a full set of dentures. Dr. Trujillo is skilled at the most current dental implant technology and proudly offers complete dental implant services to his patients.
What are Dental Implants?Dental implants consist of a titanium root-like structure that is embedded securely in the bone of the jaw. Over time the bone will fuse with this implant making it very sturdy. When the implant is ready, a dentist or periodontist can install a single artificial tooth, a bridge, or, in tandem with other implants, help secure a full set of new teeth. With Teeth-in-a-Day, Dr. Trujillo can provide a full set of implant secured teeth in one procedure.
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Benefits of Dental ImplantsOf course implants aren't the only solution for missing teeth. But for many patients, they are the best solution. More and more patients are choosing this option every year. Here are a few of the benefits of dental implants:
- Strong and aesthetic replacements for missing teeth
- Long term solutions for missing teeth
- Fill a single tooth gap without damaging adjacent healthy teeth
- Secure and low maintenance anchors for dentures
- Conserve and regenerate bone tissue in the jaw
- Maintain alignment of remaining teeth
Guided ImplantsOne of the factors that most frequently obstructs the use of dental implants or causes them to fail is insufficient bone tissue. This can be a problem for patients whose bone structure is compromised due to extended periods with missing teeth, periodontal disease, or larger than average sinuses.
Guided implants use molds of the patient's mouth and CT scans to map out exactly what the dentist has to work with - the shape of the available bone and the location of nerves and adjacent teeth. A lab analyzes this data and plans optimal placement for the implants. The lab then creates a guide that the dentist uses to precisely drill passages for the implants. Dr. Trujillo prefers to use guided implants because they allow him to accommodate patients who may not otherwise be candidates for implants. Indeed, this procedure provides better imaging of all patients' mouths than 2-D X-rays can give, which maximizes the strength of all implants.
Are Implants Right for You?If you have missing or damaged teeth, you may be a candidate for dental implants. Click here to schedule an appointment with Dr. Trujillo to determine if implants are your best option.
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