Dental Implants

Robert Badalov, DDS -  - Cosmetic Dentist

Robert Badalov, DDS

Cosmetic Dentist & General Dentistry located in Tucson, AZ

After losing a tooth to disease or trauma, replacing it is a number one priority. Robert Badalov, DDS, PLLC, provides dental implant restoration at his office in Tucson, Arizona, to enhance your smile and protect it from other damage. To learn more about the countless benefits of choosing dental implants to replace missing teeth, call Dr. Badalov for a one-on-one consultation or book your visit online today.

Dental Implants Q & A

What is the function of dental implants?

Dental implants offer support for new replacement teeth or crowns. They function just like the roots of your teeth.

An implant is a small titanium post embedded into your jawbone. It integrates with the bone in a process called osseointegration before your dentist attaches a second metal piece called an abutment.

A periodontist, oral surgeon, or implantologist places the implants into your jawbone. If your jawbone is weak or lacking in density, Dr. Badalov may suggest getting a bone graft first for added strength. After it becomes sturdy and secure during the healing process, it’s ready to hold a prosthetic tooth made by Dr. Badalov permanently.

What is dental implant restoration?

Dental implant restoration is the process of getting a custom crown or other prosthetic tooth replacement and attaching it to the dental implant. Dr. Badalov meticulously reviews the shape and size of your natural remaining teeth as well as the original tooth that the implant replaced. He crafts your custom crown from strong porcelain to look exactly like the original tooth in color, shape, and size.

Dr. Badalov takes an impression of the abutment piece of your implant. Once ready, he screws the crown onto the abutment securely and cements it in place.

Dental implant restoration also encompasses implants that are worn-down and need repairs. If you have an older implant that needs a new crown, or if your crown needs to be tightened or adjusted, Dr. Badalov can offer the help that you need.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Restoring your smile with an implant is one of the most sought-after types of dental restoration. Losing a tooth not only doesn’t look good, but it can also affect the way you speak and chew. It can also put your other teeth at risk of drifting to fill the gap or accumulating damage because of the uneven distribution of pressure when you bite down.

The benefits of using dental implants with crowns to replace missing teeth include:

  • Improved appearance
  • Natural chewing abilities
  • Natural speaking abilities
  • Permanence and durability
  • Maintained jawbone strength
  • No dietary restrictions

Despite the lengthy placement process, implants provide the most permanent solution for missing teeth. They feel natural in your mouth and don’t require complex maintenance and cleaning routines.

If you’re interested in restoring your full smile with a crown attached to an implant, call Robert Badalov, DDS, PLLC, or reserve your implant restoration consultation online today.