Implants Specialist

Karren Dental

Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Moon Valley, Phoenix, AZ

Dental implants are an excellent option for replacing one or more missing teeth. At Karren Dental in Phoenix, Arizona, Dustin Karren, DMD, has the skills and training needed to deliver dental implants that restore and renew your smile. Call the office today to book a consultation today or spend a few moments using the online booking tool.

Implants Q&A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement option and a great fit for many men and women who are searching for a durable, aesthetically pleasing replacement for one or more missing teeth. Implants are anchored directly into your jaw bone. 

The process requires several visits and a carefully constructed treatment plan. At Karren Dental your treatment path is created to suit your specific set of needs. You’ll remain in the best of hands as you move toward your new smile. 

Karren Dental uses implants from the StraumannⓇ line. Restoration work is performed on individual or multi-unit implants.  

Why replace missing teeth?

If you’re like most people, you may only think about the aesthetic issues related to missing teeth. In reality, however, there are also serious medical matters involved that deserve consideration. 

Because your teeth are anchored in the underlying bone, that bone tissue is stimulated each time you bite down or put pressure on your teeth. Stimulation keeps your bone tissue healthy. 

When one or more teeth are lost, the bone that lies beneath is no longer stimulated in the same way. That can lead to bone loss, a process called resorption. 

Over time, the lower portion of your face can take on a sunken-in appearance. Even worse, bone loss can weaken the bonds of your remaining teeth, causing additional tooth loss. 

How do dental implants work? 

The process begins with a thorough assessment to ensure that dental implants are right for you. Advanced digital imaging creates a view of your teeth and bone structure to determine if there is enough bone to anchor an implant. 

If so, your gum tissue is opened to gain access to the underlying bone. A small pilot hole is drilled before the implant is guided into position. A period of healing follows as your bone fuses to the implant material. 

Once healing is complete you’ll return to the practice to have the crown, or visible portion of the implant, installed. Once your gums have healed around the new crown, your implant procedure is complete. 

If you’d like to explore dental implants in more detail, call the office or book an appointment online.