At Arizona Smile Designers, we’ve helped countless patients develop and maintain a perfectly healthy and beautiful smile for many years. As your Cottonwood general dentists, we’re proud to offer top-quality dental care to patients of all ages. We also serve the Sedona and Camp Verde areas with our exceptional treatments.
Losing or missing a tooth can be discouraging. After all, when you lose a permanent tooth, it may feel like you’ll never have a beautiful smile. However, there is a solution! With our cosmetic dentistry treatments including dental implants and dentures, our renowned dentists at Arizona Smile Designers can revitalize and restore your smile! Continue reading to learn more about dental implant treatment.
As mentioned previously, dental implants have a success rate of over 95 percent. While impressive, that doesn’t mean that it’s impossible for a dental implant to fail. However, there are only two ways that an implant can fail and lose attachment to the bone after it has fused: poor oral hygiene and excessive biting forces. Poor oral hygiene can lead to a destructive bacterial infection known as peri-implantitis. To prevent this, you’ll want to brush and floss your teeth on a daily basis.
Excessive biting forces can cause your dental implants to fail in two different ways. The first is because of a habit of clenching or grinding your teeth. For people who grind their teeth, we recommend wearing a nightguard to protect your implants. The second way is if you have an insufficient number of implants to handle your biting force. We’ll always make sure that you have the right number of implants so that this doesn’t happen to you.
While initial costs of dental implants are slightly higher than other tooth-replacement options, implants have a documented success rate of over 95 percent, which is much higher than any other option. Despite the cost, implants remain the most cost-effective treatment in the long run.
Dental implants are a long-term investment in your smile and dental health. That’s why here at Arizona Smile Designers, we’re committed to doing all that we can to protect your investment! As your Cottonwood general dentist serving Sedona, Camp Verde and the surrounding areas, we are dedicated to providing each patient with the healthy, beautiful smile they deserve. If you think dental implants may be for you, or if you’d like to know about any of our other cosmetic dentistry treatments, book an appointment today, or contact us with any questions or concerns. We can’t wait to restore your smile!