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If you are missing teeth in your smile which is making you feel self-conscious, dental implants may be just what your smile needs! Dental implants are excellent options to bring back healthy, functional smiles.

Dr. Jim Kelly, our experienced dentist, is happy to tell you everything you need to know about restoring your smile with the help of dental implants. Whether you need to restore one tooth or several, dental implants do the job effectively and beautifully.

So how does your smile benefit from a dental implant restoration? When you lose a tooth–whether to damage or decay–this means that your smile is now missing not only the tooth but the tooth root as well. With a dental implant restoration, the tooth root is replaced so that a tooth (crown, bridge, etc.) can be anchored to the implant. Our dentist places the implant into the jawbone and then waits for it to heal and fuse. This will provide a strong foundation for the crown, bridge, or denture to come.

One of the biggest benefits of dental implants is that they mimic your natural teeth in look and function. To imagine what a dental implant looks like, picture these three components:

1- The implant itself is a post which is either cylindrical or tapered constructed from titanium. This implant’s role in this restoration is to act as the tooth root.

2- Next is the abutment, which is a connector that is attached to the top of the implant that allows it to connect to the new teeth or tooth.

3- Finally, this is the part which is visible–the crown will be placed.

One of the biggest benefits of dental implants is that they mimic your natural teeth in look and function.

A successful implant restoration allows you to smile, speak, laugh and eat with self-assurance once more. This means you won’t have to worry about being able to speak clearly, or that the restoration will stand out, or that it will move around in your mouth. It’s just like having natural teeth!

At Dr. Jim Kelly Dentistry in Phoenix, Arizona, we understand how important your smile is to your self-confidence. We look forward to helping you with all of your oral health concerns. To find out more, or to schedule a visit with our dentist, Dr. Jim Kelly, please call 602-954-1901 today. We look forward to helping you bring back your healthy, functional smile!