A dental implant is specifically designed to replace a missing tooth. When a tooth falls out or is extracted, a gap is present in your smile. Over time, the underlying bone can be impacted and you may find that surrounding teeth shift out of place. Rather than wear a prosthetic appliance, a dental implant works with your body to replace that tooth.
We typically recommend dental implants to patients who are missing their natural teeth. Rather than feel badly about your smile or having to resort to wearing a partial denture, an implant can be placed into the underlying jawbone. Implants are often considered permanent because they actually bond with the jawbone over the course of just a few months. You’ll love having a full, healthy smile thanks to implant technology.
The best way to determine if implants are right for you is to start with an exam and series of x-rays. There is no age limit when it comes to who would benefit from this restoration in our office. In order for dental implants to work for you, you need enough bone in the area where they’ll be placed. A bone grafting can be done on patients who are missing bone.
Trent W. Smallwood, DDS, brings over 20 years of experience in cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, and orthodontics to the Centre for Contemporary Dental Concepts, serving patients in the North East Corner of Warner and Kyrene, in Tempe, Arizona, and throughout Maricopa County.
Dr. Smallwood began his professional education at the University of Indiana in Bloomington. After earning his undergraduate degree, Dr. Smallwood enrolled in The Pacific Aesthetic Continuum, P.A.C-Live, a dental mentorship, and progress program, and completed specialized training in dental cosmetics. The next year, Dr. Smallwood completed his fellowship at the Fellowship Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics.
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