If you have lost a tooth or two; or if you have some teeth that are badly decayed and can no longer be saved, there are several options for teeth replacement. But perhaps the most popular option today is dental implant therapy.
No area of dentistry has evolved so rapidly in the last 4 decades as dental implant therapy. Here in our clinic in Haverford, PA we often recommend implants to patients who have lost a tooth or several teeth because this treatment is safe and permanent.
Understanding How Dental Implants Work
An implant is a surgical fixture that is placed into the jawbone. It will replace the root of your missing tooth. After a few months, the implant will undergo a process called osseointegration, which is the fusion of the implant and the jawbone. Once it has bonded, an abutment (tiny connector) is placed on the dental implant to connect it to the replacement tooth. A replacement tooth, implant supported bridge, or dentures are then attached to it.
Benefits of Dental Implants
One of the main advantages of dental implants is that they are very comfortable in your mouth. Because an implant is fused to your jawbone it can mimic your natural tooth and it will feel right in your mouth. There won’t be any weird sensation or speech impediment, and you’ll be able to adjust to it right away.
Another key benefit of dental implant is that it is a permanent solution. It’s a fixed device that won’t run the risk of getting dislodged while you are talking to someone such as a client, a date, boss or a potential employer.
It’s also easy to take care of implants. All you have to do is care for it as you normally would your naturally teeth.
If you are missing a few teeth, give us a call at (610) 642-2669. With dental implants, you can chew your food properly and eat anything you like. Best of all, you will look so much better when you smile. Get in touch with us today!