Looking for a long-term tooth replacement? We’ve got you covered.
Are you living with tooth loss? If so, you may be wondering what treatment options are available to you. If you are looking for a stable tooth replacement that will feel and function just like real teeth, then it may be the perfect time to talk with our Clarks Summit, PA, dentist Dr. Jeffrey Bell about getting dental implants.
What is a dental implant?
To understand how this restoration could benefit your smile, it’s important that you first understand how this restoration works. An implant is made up of three parts. The first part is a metal post. This takes the place of the missing tooth roots. To replace the tooth roots, this means that our Clarks Summit, PA, restorative dentist will need to surgically place the implant into the jawbone.
Over the course of several months, the implant and jawbone will fuse naturally. Once this is complete, we can place the second part of the implant on top of the metal post. This structure is called an abutment and it simply connects the implant with the false tooth (or teeth, if you need to replace more than one tooth). Once the abutment is placed and the gums have had several more weeks to heal, then we can cement the crown into place.
Am I a good candidate for dental implants?
We have some great news for you! Most healthy adults who are missing at least one permanent tooth are often great candidates for dental implants. When you come in for your consultation, we will need to evaluate your oral and general health to make sure that there aren’t any conditions or diseases that could affect the health or success of the implant process.
We will go through your detailed medical history and ask you any questions about your current health to make sure that you are right for implants. Remember, you are never too old and it’s never too late to get implants.
Are you ready to find out if you are an ideal candidate for dental implants? If so, our Clarks Summit PA dentist would be happy to sit down with you to discuss your candidacy. Call Abington Dental Arts at (570) 586-1411.