Are you looking for a solution to missing teeth? Mesa dentist provides excellent dental implants treatment!
If you are missing a tooth, or multiple teeth, chances are you already know what science says. Studies state that those who are missing teeth have noticed an impact on their social and professional life. Missing teeth can lead to psychological damage as well as malnutrition and bone loss in the jaws. New Health Dental, serving the Mesa, AZ area, believes strongly in helping our patients live healthy and smile confidently. Because of this, we’re dedicated to helping you restore your smile and fill in any gaps you may have. That’s why we offer superbly crafted dental implants.
What dental implants are:
Implants are different from dentures. Dentures rest on top of your gums and aren’t really a part of your jaw. Implants are placed directly into the bone of your jaw, and a process called osseointegration occurs. This is when the bone accepts the material of the implant as natural and fuses to it. Because of this, the implant provides a sturdy post to place a replacement tooth on. An implant is the closest thing to a natural tooth available through modern dentistry.
The fascinating history of dental implants:
The concept for dental implants has been around for thousands of years. 4000 years ago, the Chinese were utilizing bamboo pegs to replace teeth. Three thousand years ago, an Egyptian ruler used a copper post screwed into his upper jaw bone to replace a tooth. In France, in an old grave, believed to be Celtic, dated from 2300 years ago, an iron false tooth was found. Experts believe the iron tooth was placed post mortem. Other skulls have been found worldwide in which teeth have been replaced with a variety of materials, from shells to stones.
Dental implants, as we know them today, didn’t really begin until the 1900s, though attempts were made in the 1700s and 1800s as well. The problem was, the body often rejected the materials being used to attempt tooth replacements. However, this issue was solved, beginning in 1952. That’s when a surgeon discovered that titanium fused with the bone it was inserted into, leading to the process of osseointegration. In 1965, the first titanium dental implant was placed. Because of this success, further innovations have been made by multiple people in the dental field. Now, implants are known as the “gold standard” in teeth replacement.
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Why we love them!
- At New Health Dental, we believe that your oral health affects your overall physical wellbeing. Implants are the closest we can come to restoring your natural teeth. Because of this, we believe that implants lead to better overall wellbeing.
- Natural looking: Dr. Fritz believes that form follows function. Because of the sturdy anchor system holding your tooth replacement in place, it behaves like an actual tooth. Because of this, it follows that the way you chew, talk, and move your mouth remain very natural.
- Practically permanent: With an effective oral hygiene routine, dental implants may last through the remainder of your life. Dentures and bridges often need to be replaced every five to ten years, due to changes in bone structure and normal wear and tear.
- Minimally invasive: When a bridge is placed, the teeth adjacent to the bridge act as anchors. Because of this, they must be filed down and crowns placed. This will impact healthy teeth. An implant doesn’t require any action on surrounding teeth.
Why New Health Dental is the place for you:
We have worked hard to create a stress-free environment. We believe each person deserves compassionate, quality care. We love the innovative procedures and latest dental technology that we use specifically to give you the highest level of comfortable care. We even have canine greeters! Studies have shown that animals help reduce stress levels. We’re proud to have ours on hand to help you feel more at ease. We are dedicated not only to helping our patients achieve healthy and beautiful smiles, but in giving back to the community we call home. Dr. Edward Fritz is an integral member of the Advisory Board of Sunshine Acres Children’s Home.
If you’re tired of hiding your smile from the world, give us a call! During your initial consultation, we will discuss all the options available to you and work with you to choose a treatment plan that best fits you, your lifestyle, and your budget. Call now, (480) 830-3305.