Learn more about this small metal post that can replace your missing tooth or teeth for life.
It might seem hard to believe but there is a dental restoration that can take the place of your missing teeth for a lifetime if you give them the proper care they deserve. Our Clarks Summit, PA dentists--Dr. Jeffrey Bell, Dr. Dale Collins and Dr. Amy Cravath--are here to tell you more about getting dental implants and why they may be the right choice for you.
Looking to replace one tooth? Looking to replace multiple teeth? No matter how many teeth you are looking to replace you can do it with dental implants. Multiple implants can be placed in the jawbone to support a dental bridge or even a full set of dentures if needed.
When the implant is placed into the jawbone where the missing tooth was once, over time the implant will attach to the bone. The implant will now function just like real tooth roots for your new restoration. On top of the implant, a dental crown, bridge or set of dentures is placed, depending on the severity of your tooth loss.
Of course, for implants to work properly there are a few things that need to take place. Before our Clarks Summit restorative dentists deem you appropriate for dental implants we will need to assess certain factors. For one, you must have enough healthy jawbone to support your implant. You must also have good oral health.
Patients should also be non-smoking adults who aren’t pregnant and don’t plan on becoming pregnant during the course of their treatment. Remember, it takes several months to get implants. It’s a process that can be made longer if you don’t take care of your health in the meantime. Of course, dental implants are designed to last the rest of your life, so giving your implants the proper care just means that you’ll enjoy your new, full smile for a very long time.
Turn to Abington Dental Arts in Clarks Summit, PA, whether you are looking for preventive dentistry or restorative care. We offer it all!