Who should consider dental implants in Mesa?

Dr. Fritz, of New Health Dental, is happy to offer his patients general and cosmetic treatments to improve the appearance and health of their smiles. When a patient has had a tooth extracted, or has experienced tooth loss by trauma or disease, he or she often considers restorative solutions such as dental bridges, dentures, or dental implants in Mesa. With all of these choices, patients may feel confused and overwhelmed by decisions regarding their cosmetic appearance and the functionality of their teeth. Thankfully, the team at New Health Dental is happy to assist patients in determining the best solution for their tooth loss.


Dental implants are titanium posts that a dentist surgically places into the jawbone to support a restoration. When replacing missing teeth, a full dental crown is fabricated to fit over the implant and act as a false tooth. In other circumstances, a patient may want dental implants to retain dentures. In this instance, the dentures are made to fit the dental implants, which is how they derive their support. Implant-supported dentures are much more stable than traditional dentures with dental adhesives or suction as the primary method to hold them in place.


Patients who want a permanent solution to their tooth loss may consider the benefits that dental implants can provide. Dental bridges are not removable, but do need to be replaced over time. Partial dentures are removable, but many patients do not want a special apparatus that they have to remove and replace every day. Additionally, dental implants are extremely strong and function just like natural teeth. Implants can last a lifetime with proper care and they are considered the “gold standard” in tooth replacement.


Not every restoration is right for every patient, and the team at New Health Dental is aware that every patient’s needs are unique. With a full examination and a consultation appointment, patients can discuss with Dr. Fritz whether dental implants are the best solution for their smile. With proper guidance, patients can choose a restorative treatment that fits their budget, their smile, and their needs.


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