Scottsdale Family Dental
Christopher Yoon, DMD
General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Scottsdale, AZ
A great smile can transform the way you see the world, and yourself. Scottsdale Family Dental's dentists and licensed denturists make dental implants for men and women of all ages. Visit Scottsdale Family Dental in Scottsdale, Arizona. Christopher Yoon, DMD, can replace missing or damaged teeth to help restore your confidence and your natural smile. Call for a consultation or schedule your appointment online to learn more.
What do dental implants do?
Many adults find that having dental implants is almost like having natural teeth. When you lose your teeth due to tooth decay, a disease, or a traumatic injury, your self-esteem and smile can take a hit. Dental implants are strong, stable teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.
A dental implant is a metal post, often made out of titanium, that a dentist surgically implants into your upper or lower jawbone. Essentially, it’s the root of your new tooth. After the post is implanted and your mouth has healed, your dentist will attach the new replacement tooth, or crown, to the metal post permanently. The implants fuse to your jawbone, which makes them incredibly steady and secure.
These screw-like metal posts can also help crowns, bridges, and dentures stay firmly affixed to your jaw.
What are the advantages of dental implants?
Beyond functioning, feeling, and looking like your natural teeth, dental implants offer the following ten advantages:
- Can last a lifetime with good care
- They are a cost-effective way to replace missing teeth
- Help maintain your natural face shape and restore your smile
- Protect your healthy jawbone
- Help maintain the integrity of surrounding natural teeth
- Allow you to speak comfortably and naturally
- Don’t slip out of your mouth
- Are durable and strong for eating your favorite foods
- Aren't vulnerable to cavities with an implanted crown
- Offer a time-tested, predictable result for tooth repair
Can someone like me get dental implants?
Whether you're missing one tooth or multiple teeth, you might be the perfect candidate for dental implants. Good candidates have healthy gums, and their jaws are finished growing. Dental implants are not appropriate for kids, as their mouths have not finished growing. However, implants are an exceptional solution for adults.
You may also be a good candidate for implants if you are ready to replace a bridge or partial dentures, or if you’re tired of having dentures that slip. Patients in search of a more permanent, long-lasting solution to dental work tend to be great candidates for dental implants. Wondering if dental implants are right for you? Meet with Dr. Yoon to ask questions and learn more about your options.
Book an appointment online or call Scottsdale Family Dental to take the first step toward a more confident smile.