When considering your options to replace missing teeth in the smile, you may feel as though this is a daunting task. There are many tooth replacement solutions available at local dental practices that can make it challenging to choose the right one for you. At My Dental and Implants in Glendale, Arizona, Dr. Nima Afzalian and his team of professionals can help you choose the appropriate solution for your unique needs. Those considering dental implants may have questions about the restoration, the process of placement, and what they can expect long term. Read on to learn more about these.
Dr. Nima Afzalian describes the dental implant as a tooth root replacement device made of a metal called titanium, which is biocompatible with the human body. It is placed directly into the jawbone and restored over the abutment above the gum line with a crown, bridge, or denture.
First, patients consult with Dr. Nima Afzalian to determine if they are a good candidate for dental implants. Then, preparations are made, including taking a series of dental X-rays to plan for implant placement in the jawbone. Oral surgery is scheduled, during which the implant is placed and the gums are sutured. The area will need several weeks to heal as the bone of the jaw grows around the implant to hold it in place. Then it is ready for restoration.
Patients who maintain a smile free from periodontal disease and tooth decay will enjoy their dental implants for many years, often decades.
If you reside in the Glendale, Arizona, community, or the surrounding cities and are interested in working with an experienced provider offering dental implants for tooth replacement, we encourage you to take the time to learn more about the process and outcomes of this procedure.
Dr. Nima Afzalian's
journey in dentistry began at 12 when he experienced the transformative power of
dental care during a tooth-filling procedure. That pivotal moment ignited his passion for dentistry, and
he has since dedicated his life to making a difference in people's lives by relieving pain and
discomfort through his expertise.
Nima earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in Biomedical Engineering from the prestigious Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University. Subsequently, he obtained his dentistry doctorate from the Midwestern College of Dental Medicine, graduating with honors, with recognition in Dental Implants and the Dean's Award as the Top Clinician of his class.
With his extensive education, clinical excellence, and genuine dedication to patient well-being, Dr. Nima Afzalian is excited to provide you with the highest level of care for all your dental needs. When you choose Dr. Nima, your oral health is in capable hands!