Dental implants are a long-term solution for replacing missing teeth. They are artificial tooth roots, similar in shape to screws. When dental implants are placed in your jawbone, they bond with your natural bone and become a sturdy base for supporting one or more artificial teeth, called crowns.
Most people who are in good general health and have healthy gums and enough bone in the jaw to hold an implant are good candidates for dental implants. However, if you’ve been told in the past that you’re not a good candidate for implant dentistry, we encourage you to meet with Dr. Sheth to revisit your treatment plan. Advanced technology and procedures, such as bone grafting or ridge modification, could open up treatment possibilities you never knew you had.
Yes, dental implants are a safe and effective way to replace missing teeth. They have been used for several decades and are designed to blend in with your other teeth.
At Scottsdale Dental Solutions, we prioritize your comfort. Dr. Sheth is licensed to provide several levels of dental sedation, so every patient can feel comfortable and confident about completing the dentistry they need. We strive to make every visit comfortable, welcoming, and fear-free.
The length of the procedure varies depending on the number of implants being placed and whether or not any additional procedures, such as bone grafting, are required. Dr. Sheth will provide a detailed treatment plan with timelines during your consultation.
Dental implants should be treated like your natural teeth with daily brushing and flossing, along with regular dental check-ups. Dr. Sheth and our team will provide detailed instructions on how to care for your dental implants.
If fear, anxiety, or dental phobia has kept you from taking care of your oral health in the way you would like to, contact Scottsdale Dental Solutions to learn how Dr. Sheth can help with sedation dentistry. We are prepared to welcome you, meet you right where you’re at, and help you receive the dental care you deserve in our judgment-free dental office.