Dental Implants Specialist

Robert Strain, DDS

Dentist & Implant Dentist located in Prescott, AZ

Missing teeth affect the way you laugh, smile, and chew; but thanks to dental implants, you don’t have to suffer anymore. At Rob Strain, DDS, in Prescott, Arizona, dental implants are available to restore your smile and keep your teeth strong and healthy. For more information on how dental implants can transform your smile into one you’ll love showing off, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Dental Implants

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are replacement tooth roots placed directly into your gums and jawbone. As artificial tooth roots, dental implants hold your prosthetic teeth in place helping them feel just like your existing teeth.

When placed by an experienced dentist like Dr. Strain, dental implants are extremely strong and reliable. They can even last a lifetime when cared for properly.

How can dental implants benefit me?

If you have missing teeth due to decay, injury, or gum disease, dental implants deliver a long lasting solution to restore your smile. While prosthetic teeth, such as dentures and dental crowns, replace missing teeth, they are more likely to slip or crack in your mouth without the security of dental implants. There are countless dental implant benefits to consider before talking to Dr. Strain, such as:

Improved speech

When dentures slip around in your mouth, it’s difficult to speak without slurring your words. Dental implants hold your dentures securely in place, making simple acts like talking feel as natural as it did before you were fitted for prosthetic teeth.

Better fit

Without the security of dental implants, dentures can feel unnatural in your mouth. Fortunately, dental implants help your teeth look and feel as natural as possible, so you can smile with confidence once again.

Easier chewing

Dental implants function just like your existing teeth, so you never have to worry about your prosthetic teeth sliding around when you’re trying to eat your favorite foods.

Improved oral health

Unlike dental bridges, which require Dr. Strain to reduce your surrounding teeth, dental implants do not alter your natural teeth that are still healthy and intact.

How are dental implants placed?

Once you and Dr. Strain decide that dental implants are the right tooth replacement option for you, X-rays and dental scans must be taken to determine whether you have enough jawbone to support the implants. If not, Dr. Strain may suggest a bone graft to ensure your implants have the support they need.

At your next appointment, conscious sedation can be used to make you feel as comfortable as possible during the placement of your dental implants. The implant itself, a titanium post, is inserted directly into the socket that once held your tooth.

Your gums must heal over the next six to 12 weeks before your prosthetic teeth can be placed. During the healing process, your gums and tissue naturally secure the implant in your jawbone. After your gums have fully healed, Dr. Strain takes impressions of your teeth to create the perfect prosthetic teeth to suit your budget and lifestyle.

Dental implants are convenient, durable, and last for decades. If you think you are a good candidate for implants, call Rob Strain, DDS, or book an appointment online today.