Implant dentistry can restore your smile, so kiss your tooth loss goodbye.
Despite the fact that losing one or more teeth can seriously affect the health and appearance of your smile, our Abington, PA, implant dentists - Dr. Jay Freedman, Dr. Scott Gradwell and Dr. Alyssa Nielubowicz - have a solution that will give you back a strong, healthy smile. While dentures and bridges can certainly help, if you want a restoration that will truly last then you may just want to consider getting dental implants.
Dental implants are pretty incredible. Not only do they replace missing teeth but they also offer an array of benefits that other tooth replacements just can’t. Here are some facts you should know about implants:
Implants take over the role of tooth roots. Whether your tooth has fallen out or been extracted, your jawbone still needs the presence of tooth roots to stay healthy. By placing an implant into the jawbone our Abington dentists provide the stimulation your jawbone needs to prevent bone loss.
Implants are made of titanium, which is a very tough, resilient metal. The implant is placed into the jawbone during a minor oral surgery. Over the course of a couple months, the bone and tissue will fuse around the implant in a process known as osseointegration. This is what makes implants last so much longer than other tooth replacement options.
Implants aren’t right for everyone. Before we deem you a good candidate for implants we need to perform a thorough exam and consultation process. X-rays will be taken to make sure that your jawbone is strong enough to support an implant. We will also want to check for other issues that could affect the health and success rate of the implant. You should also be in the best general health. Smokers aren’t good candidates for implants, as this significantly increases the implant’s failure rate.
If you are missing one than one tooth you can still opt for implants. Several implants can be placed along the jawbone to restore one, two, several or even all of your teeth. In fact, implants can even support partial and full dentures to stabilize them and help give you back a full smile.
If you are interested in finding out more about dental implants in Abington, PA, and whether they are right for you, then schedule an appointment today with Dental Implant Solutions of Greater Philadelphia.