Dental Implants in Tempe, AZ
If you're missing teeth, you're not alone. Tooth loss is a common problem, with millions of people across the country suffering from the loss of at least one tooth. Whether you have lost one tooth or multiple ones to gum disease, tooth decay, or a traumatic injury, the Cereus Dental Care team is here to help! We provide state-of-the-art care and offer the latest solutions to help patients reestablish complete, healthy, and beautiful smiles with top dental implant services in Tempe, AZ and beyond!
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are small, biocompatible surgical posts that behave in much the same way as the roots of natural teeth. Once placed and integrated with the surrounding bone, dental implants provide unparalleled support for single crowns, bridges, and dentures.
As the most advanced method for the replacement of missing teeth, they offer satisfying, long-lasting, and functional solutions for rebuilding a complete smile.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
At Cereus Dental Care, we believe dental implants represent the most advanced system for the replacement of missing teeth. While conventional fixed bridges and dentures remain effective and satisfying ways to replace missing teeth, dental implants come the closest to replicating the look, feel, and function of a natural smile.
With dental implants, you can once again enjoy all your favorite foods and speak and smile with renewed confidence and ease. Because dental implants behave in much the same way as the roots of natural teeth, they provide unmatched stability for the placement of a broad range of dental prostheses, including crowns and bridges up to a complete set of teeth. For patients who wear full dentures, dental implants provide the added stability and retention required to improve comfort and fit while preventing slipping.
Implants are the most versatile solution for the replacement of missing teeth!
At Cereus Dental Care, we offer the following dental implant systems:
Single Dental Implant
When a single tooth is missing, a dental implant restored with a crown replicates a natural tooth in almost every way. It’s no longer necessary to fabricate a conventional three-unit bridge involving the preparation and crowning of any adjacent teeth. As a self-supporting and fully functional entity, a single tooth implant offers patients an excellent solution for reestablishing a complete and attractive smile.
Implant-Supported Fixed Bridges
As used to replace two or more missing teeth, an implant-supported bridge preserves the integrity of the adjacent natural teeth while providing the ongoing bone stimulation needed to prevent bone shrinkage and maintain facial contours. Unlike a traditional fixed bridge to replace multiple missing teeth, an implant-supported bridge does not require the preparation and crowning of any adjacent natural teeth. Instead, it relies on a select amount of strategically placed dental implants to support all the crowns and replacement teeth needed.
As the name implies, this type of denture attaches to a select number of strategically placed implants in the upper or lower jaw. These small surgical posts provide precise points of attachment for the overlying denture and add a significant measure of stability and retention. This added level of security enables one to smile, speak, and eat with greater confidence and ease.
Your Dental Implant Consultation
If you are wondering if you’re a candidate for dental implants, it’s easy enough to find out. At our Tempe dental office, we’re not only happy to look at your smile, but we’ll also answer all your questions and explain your best options for dental implants. We treat every smile as unique and develop personalized treatment plans based on your medical and dental histories, current oral health, cosmetic expectations of care, lifestyle, and budget.
Once a dental implant gets placed, it takes a few months to integrate fully with the surrounding bone. While a few implant solutions allow placing a same-day temporary crown or bridge, others require waiting for complete healing and osseointegration (fusion with the surrounding bone) to place the permanent prostheses.
With all of the advances in dental materials, technology, and treatment methods available today, it’s easier than ever for Dr. Daniel J. Lyu, DDS FAGD to replace missing teeth with the most natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing results of care.
Restore Your Smile with Dental Implants
Cereus Dental Care is offer leading solutions to improve your oral health and give you a smile you can feel confident sharing with the world. We give you back the complete smile you have lost and provide personalized solutions for all of your oral healthcare needs. To find out more about dental implants or schedule an appointment so that we can take a closer look at your smile, give us a call today.