A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed in your jaw. A crown is placed over it. If done well, it looks and feels just like the real tooth it is replacing.
Dr. Arthur Chal, an implant dentist who practices in the cosmopolitan Camelback corridor linking Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona, is a recognized expert in this procedure. Patients visit him from all over the world. Check the Dr. Arthur Chal page for a list of his credentials and awards.
Advantages of replacing a tooth with a dental implant:
- Cost efficient: Only one crown is required—only the replacement of the missing tooth. With a traditional dental bridge, crowns have to be placed on each tooth adjacent to the missing tooth in order to hold the false tooth.
- Thus no extra work is required—only on the teeth that need to be replaced
- Conservative: To place a bridge, the teeth on either side have to be ground down and crowns placed. This is avoided with an implant. Since your healthy teeth are left untouched, this can have a significant long-term benefit for your oral health.
- Comfortable: This will act and feel like your own tooth. It is securely in place. Unlike dentures, it won’t shift or come out. You will be able to speak and eat with confidence and comfort. They are secure and can offer freedom from the troublesome clicks and wobbles of loose dentures. Say goodbye to misplaced dentures and messy pastes and glues.
Reliable: Dental implants have become highly predictable. If you take good care of them, they will last for years.