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Replace Your Missing Teeth with Our Dental Implants in North Phoenix

Dental implants are used to restore oral health when patients are missing one or more teeth. Unlike dentures and bridges, a dental implant mimics the roots of teeth to help restore bone and gum health, while creating a beautiful smile. North Phoenix dentist, Dr. Angela Dodson, strives to provide long-term oral health solutions with every dental treatment.  Dr. Dodson creates dental implant restorations for patients looking to rebuild a healthy bite after losing teeth Tatum Highlands Dentistry is conveniently located in the Desert Ridge Community of North Phoenix and Dr. Dodson works with local specialists to ensure that implants are optimally placed for best results.


How Do Dental Implants Work?Desert Ridge Dentist, Dr. Angela Dodson

Typically made of titanium, a dental implant post is surgically placed into the jaw bone. Through a process called osseointegration, the post will fuse to the bone creating a durable base for the final restoration. Once the area has healed, Dr. Dodson will create a crown for a single dental implant, a bridge for two or more teeth, or denture plates when there are several or a full arch that needs replacement. 


Why Choose Dental Implants?

While there are several ways to replace missing teeth, dental implants have advantages over the more traditional methods that include:

- They are a permanent, long-lasting tooth replacement
- Support bone and gum health and create a healthy bite
- Mimic a natural tooth from root to tip
- Prevent early facial aging associated with missing teeth
- No diet limitations --patients can eat what they want


The Implant Procedure and Aftercare

In order to determine if you qualify for dental implants, Dr. Dodson will do a complete oral health evaluation. Healthy bone and gum tissue are essential to proper healing after dental implant placement. Placing the titanium post in a healthy environment will help to speed up the healing process and promote bone health. Dr. Dodson will work with a specialist to determine exact placement. She will monitor the healing process and will use local US labs to ensure the restorations are made of quality material.

Caring for your implant is no different than brushing and flossing a natural tooth. The restoration may be resistant to tooth decay, but maintaining gum health is crucial to the dental implant’s longevity. Regular visits to Tatum Highlands Dentistry allow us to monitor any wear and tear to the restorative pieces and help to keep your entire mouth in good health.


Contact Your Desert Ridge Dentist for More Information

If you have any questions about dental implants, or if you'd like to schedule a consultation at our Desert Ridge dental office in North Phoenix please contact us! Alternatively, you can schedule an appointment using our online booking system.