Over 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. If you’re one of them, you can count on expert prosthetic options including dental implants from Saeid Badie, DDS. He offers customized dental implant services at his practice in Tucson, Arizona. Call or make an appointment online today to discover hour dental implants can restore your smile.
Dental implants are a permanent, natural-looking option for replacing missing adult teeth. They include a titanium post, a crown, and an abutment that connects the pieces.
Dr. Badie implants the post directly into your jaw, where it acts as a tooth root, both supporting the crown and also stimulating healthy bone growth.
The crown replaces the visible part of your tooth. Dr. Badie works with state-of-the-art dental labs to create custom crowns that match your remaining teeth to create a natural-looking smile.
The dental implant process can take several visits as well as time between appointments for your jaw and gums to heal. Dr. Badie begins the process with a comprehensive exam including X-rays and digital imaging to ensure that your jaw is strong enough to support implants. If you have bone loss in your jaw, Dr. Badie may suggest bone grafting to build up your jaw so it can support the implants.
After Dr. Badie is satisfied that your jaw is robust enough for implants, he surgically places the posts in your jaw. You come back when your jaw has healed for Dr. Badie to attached the abutments and to take pictures and molds to use as a model to create your custom crowns.
When your crowns are ready, you come back to Dr. Badie’s office for a final visit for him to attach the crowns to your implanted posts. He checks your bite and ensures that the crowns fit in with your remaining natural teeth before permanently securing the crowns and polishing them until they shine like natural teeth.
Dental implants are an excellent tooth replacement option whether you’re missing one, some, or all of your teeth. They’re comfortable, and they don’t interfere with your ability to talk or chew.
If you’ve already suffered bone loss that’s weakened your jaw, Dr. Badie may suggest other replacement options. He’s always willing to answer your questions and help you make the best decisions for your dental health.
Call Dr. Badie today or schedule a consultation online today to learn more about the benefits of dental implants and if they’re right for you.