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Implants

Goodman Dental Center

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Queen Creek, AZ

A missing tooth is more than just embarrassing. It can impact mouth health, leading to jaw, gum, and tooth damage over time. If you have one or more missing teeth, dental implants could be the permanent, durable solution you’ve been seeking. Brian Goodman, DDS, Tanner Goodman, DMD, and the team at Goodman Dental Center in Queen Creek, Arizona, are experts in restorative dentistry with implants. Find out more about how a dental implant can complete your smile by requesting a consultation online or by phone.

Implants Q & A

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant permanently replaces a missing tooth. It’s surgically placed into your jawbone, giving you a secure, natural-looking artificial tooth that fills out your smile. Dental implants are custom-made to fit your mouth, ensuring a natural, comfortable restoration.

Implants generally have three parts: the rod, abutment, and crown. The rod is made from metal, and the dentists insert it into your jawbone with the help of i-CAT™ 3D imaging technology. The abutment is a small connector piece that sits on top of the rod and holds the crown, or artificial tooth, securely in place. 

Implant restorations look just like natural teeth. They’re a popular restorative dental treatment because they restore natural mouth function, helping you speak and chew normally. Implants are even good for bone health because they encourage healthy bone growth in the jaw.

Is a dental implant right for me?

Many men and women who are missing one or more teeth find that dental implants are a great solution. Dr. Goodman and Dr. Goodman can assess your oral health to determine if your jaw and mouth are healthy enough for a dental implant. 

The benefits of dental implants include:

  • Improved mouth function
  • Better chewing ability
  • Better speaking ability
  • Natural appearance
  • Durable artificial tooth
  • Enhanced oral health

When you replace one or more missing teeth with a dental implant, you might find that your confidence grows. Missing teeth can be embarrassing and even change the shape of your face. But permanent implants have the power to fill gaps and help you love your smile again.

How do I care for my dental implant?

The team at Goodman Dental Center are experts in placing dental implants. When you get your dental implant, 3D imaging technology shows the dentists exactly where to put the implant. The result is a predictable, long-lasting restoration.

Getting a dental implant is a surgical procedure that takes several months. While your mouth is healing, follow the team’s guidelines for recovery. Once your mouth is completely healed, dental implants generally don’t require special care. 

Brush your teeth twice a day, using gentle toothpaste and a soft-bristle toothbrush. Floss with unwaxed dental floss or floss that’s meant for crowns. Dental implants are permanent, so there’s nothing you need to remove from your mouth to clean. 

Choosing a dental implant to replace a missing tooth can be a wonderful choice for your oral health. Book an appointment at Goodman Dental Center online or on the phone today to learn more.