Dental Implants

Able Dental Care -  - General Dentist

Able Dental Care

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Phoenix, AZ

When you have missing teeth, a dental implant can help restore your smile and protect your long-term oral health. Michael Muscato, DDS, and the team at Able Dental Care in Phoenix, Arizona, uses the latest dental technology to offer high-quality dental implants in shorter amounts of time than when using traditional methods. For a consultation, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Dental Implants Q & A

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a dental appliance Dr. Muscato uses to restore your smile when you have gaps left from missing teeth. Dental implants replace your lost tooth with a sturdy, long-lasting false tooth that blends perfectly with your natural teeth. 

A dental implant begins as a titanium post anchored directly into your jawbone. Once the post fully sets and integrates into your bone tissue, Dr. Muscato attaches a custom-matched, permanent, false tooth. 

Dental implants may work well to replace one tooth or act as a stable base for attaching a bridge or full set of dentures. Typically, dental implants last a lifetime and require no maintenance aside from excellent oral care. 

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Besides helping you regain a natural, healthy-looking smile, dental implants hold other benefits for your oral health. Some of the advantages include:

  • Avoiding painful or unsightly shifting of your teeth
  • Protecting surrounding teeth from decay
  • Regaining your ability to chew and talk normally
  • Protecting the integrity of your jawbone
  • Maintaining the natural shape of your face and smile

With dental implants, you don’t have an ill-fitting appliance that shifts, falls out, or doesn’t fit well. Once the dental implant is in place, you won’t have to think about it again.

What is the process of getting a dental implant?

Able Dental Care uses the most advanced technology possible for creating and placing your dental implants. That means that the process is streamlined, less complicated, and takes less time overall than when using traditional methods for implant placement.

During your initial visit, Dr. Muscato and his team perform a complete assessment, take digital X-rays and impressions, and place your implant post. You leave the same day with a temporary crown to protect the implant post while your bone heals and becomes more stable and solid.

Once your bone has fully integrated the post, which can take up to a few weeks, you return to get your new, customized, permanent tooth, or teeth. Better technology means less disruption to your gums, tissues, and jawbone, which means faster healing times between post-placement and getting your new, permanent teeth.

If you need a dental implant, walk in, call, or schedule an appointment online with Able Dental Care today.