What Are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is a high-tech solution for patients with missing teeth.

Opting for a dental implant provides you with a prosthetic tooth that functions just like your natural one. This ensures normal speaking and eating capabilities. Plus, no one would ever guess you once had a gap in your smile.

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To understand dental implants, you must first understand the anatomy of your teeth.

Your tooth consists of two parts:

The crown is the part you think of as your tooth. The white exterior tooth responsible for tearing into your food.

The root holds that crown in place.  When you replace a missing tooth, you have to replace both parts.

Replacing the Root

Among the two components, the root is undeniably vital. Without the root, you risk losing gum tissue and a portion of your jawbone.


A missing root means there’s no foundation for a replacement crown.


Therefore, our dental implant procedure involves embedding a titanium post to act as the new root. Titanium is exceptionally suited for this purpose. It’s robust, bio-compatible, and has a proven track record (with surgeons utilizing titanium for joint replacements for many years). Over time, your jawbone will embrace this new root, enveloping it through a phenomenon known as osseointegration. Once this is achieved, we proceed to set the replacement crown.

Replacing the Crown

In this step, we’ll attach a crown to the newly placed root. While this mirrors the standard procedure for addressing a damaged or misshapen tooth with a crown, the distinction lies in the fact that we’re securing the crown to an abutment on the titanium root, rather than to remnants of your natural tooth, as done in a basic crown process.


The crown looks exactly like a real tooth. Few people can tell the difference just by looking. In fact, it will even feel like your tooth has been fully restored.

Scheduling a Tooth Replacement

Dental implants are an exemplary tooth replacement method. They offer a dependable, lasting substitute to dentures or bridges, without leaning on adjacent teeth for stability. With proper care, they can serve you for a lifetime. It’s akin to receiving another shot at retaining a full set of teeth! Dedicated to delivering cutting-edge dental treatments, we cater to patients in Phoenix, Surprise, Mesa, Peoria, and nearby regions. Book your consultation at the nearest Dental Depot now.

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