Replace lost teeth with Dental Implants in Prescott, AZ
A dental implant is essentially a prosthetic root, which we can build a crown or bridge on. The dental implant can either be made of titanium or newer ceramic materials. After a tooth has been extracted, we place the implant into its place and allow it to heal. This implant eventually fuses to the jawbone and provides a solid foundation that a crown, bridge, or even dentures can be attached to. Most of our clients are finding comfort and convenience in the knowledge that we can now take care of their dental implant needs in our office, without the need to refer for an oral surgeon. Many routine dental implant cases can be done right here at Prescott Dentistry and for a lower cost than the specialists. If you have any questions about this state-of-the-art treatment option and would like to see how this can be done for you, or if you know someone who could benefit from this procedure, we’d love to talk with you more about it.
Ceramic and Metallic Implants
Dental implants have for several years now, been the gold-standard in replacing missing teeth. There have been concerns, however, with the use of traditional titanium alloys being implanted into the jawbone and possible material sensitivity. We now have the option of using biocompatible ceramic materials for implants. Ceramic is biologically inert (non-reactive) and more compatible with bone and gum tissues. If you have missing teeth, you may want to consult with Dr. Montes regarding the suitability of metal vs. ceramic implants.