Understanding Dental Implants

Your Complete Guide from Dental Arts

Welcome to Dental Arts, where we provide comprehensive dental solutions tailored to each unique patient’s needs. Our expertise spans a multitude of oral health services, including the modern miracle of dental implants. Whether you’re considering dental implants as a treatment option or just curious about what they entail, we’re here to shed light on this transformative procedure.

Dental Implants by Dr. Cantú Davis _ Nogales, Mexico
Smiling patient at Dental Arts Nogales showing their transformed smile after dental treatment by Dr. Cantú Davis.

Why Do You Need Dental Implants?

If you’ve lost a tooth due to injury, decay, or other oral health issues, dental implants offer a reliable and natural-looking solution. Unlike traditional dentures or bridges, implants are permanent, stable, and do not slip or click when you talk, eat, or laugh. They help to retain the natural face shape and smile, ensuring you feel comfortable and confident in your appearance.

Dental implants also provide a significant health advantage because they help preserve bone and prevent deterioration, which can result in jawbone loss. When a tooth is missing, the jawbone begins to shrink over time, potentially causing facial sagging and an older appearance. Dental implants stimulate bone growth, similar to natural teeth, and are therefore crucial for maintaining your overall oral health.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

While dental implants are an excellent solution for many people, it’s important to understand who is a good candidate. Ideal candidates for dental implants should be in good general and oral health. This means your gums should be free from disease, and your jawbone is in a healthy state to support the implants.

If you are missing one or more teeth, wear dentures, or have a bridge that requires replacement, you could be a great candidate for dental implants. Additionally, if you’re tired of dealing with loose dentures, ill-fitting bridges, or the inconvenience of removable partial dentures, implants may be the solution you’ve been waiting for. Your suitability for dental implants will ultimately be determined by your dentist, who will consider various factors like overall health, the state of your oral health, and your personal preferences.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants

The Dental Implant Process at Dental Arts

Here at Dental Arts, we’ve streamlined the dental implant process to ensure a comfortable and stress-free experience for our patients. The process involves several steps:


During your initial visit, our expert team will evaluate your oral health, discuss your needs and preferences, and develop a personalized treatment plan.

Implant Placement

This step involves placing a titanium post into the jawbone to act as the new tooth root. The procedure is typically carried out under local anesthesia.


A period of healing follows, which can range from a few weeks to a few months, allowing the implant to integrate with the bone in a process known as osseointegration.

Abutment Placement

Once the implant has integrated with the jawbone, an abutment or connector is placed on the implant to support the new tooth.

Crown Placement

Finally, a custom-made crown that matches your natural teeth is placed onto the abutment.

Dental Arts’ team of qualified professionals takes great care to ensure every step of the implant process is performed with precision and your comfort in mind. We take pride in transforming smiles, and through dental implants, we give our patients the chance to smile, speak, and eat with renewed confidence.

To find out if dental implants are the right solution for you, contact Dental Arts today. We are dedicated to helping you achieve the smile you deserve.