Dental Implants in Washington, PA
Lifestyle changes and advances in medicine now allow people to live longer than ever, and dental advances help many of us to keep our natural smiles for a lifetime. However, in some cases, our teeth just can't hold up to a lifetime of wear and tear.
At Pruce Dental, we’re sensitive to the gap that a missing tooth leaves in your smile and your self-esteem. Whether you have lost just one tooth or several teeth due to disease or injury, state-of-the-art dental implants can restore your smile, your oral health, and your confidence in your appearance.
How Dental Implants Work
The primary difference between dental implants and replacement options like bridges or dentures is that a dental implant includes a replacement root. A skilled implant placement specialist will surgically place a small titanium screw in your jawbone. This is the same medical-grade titanium that has been used for joint replacements for decades.
Titanium is also biocompatible, so it is readily accepted by the body. As the implant heals, it fuses with surrounding bone and tissues in a process called osseointegration. Dr. Pruce will coordinate with the implant specialist to monitor the healing progress.
Once healing is complete, Dr. Pruce will attach a piece called an abutment to the implant. The abutment is a small connector piece to which your new restoration will be attached. Dental implants may be paired with different types of dental restorations to address your individual tooth replacement needs.
Eat, Speak, and Smile with Confidence
During the planning stage of placing your implant, Dr. Pruce will talk to you about options for restoration. The restoration is the part of the tooth that is visible and allows you to speak and chew properly. Depending on your needs, a restoration may be a high-quality porcelain crown, dental bridge, or full or partial dentures.
If you’ve lost several teeth in a row or all the teeth along the dental arch, dental bridges and individual dental crowns are no longer ideal treatments to consider. In both cases, the ideal option is partial or full dentures supported by dental implants.
At Pruce Dental, we can create removable dentures that look natural and provide a perfect fit. But removable dentures just can’t compare to the stability of dentures that are attached to dental implants.
Implant-supported dentures are firmly anchored in place with several implants. Dental implants eliminate the need for denture adhesives and allow you to enjoy your favorite foods without dentures that slip and slide.
Please Call to Arrange a Convenient Consultation
If you have lived with missing teeth or ill-fitting dentures for several years, you have probably perfected ways of hiding your smile when laughing or talking. But wouldn’t you rather go back to enjoying life without being self-conscious about your appearance?
At Pruce Dental, we will work with all your needs to help you find the tooth replacement solution that’s just right for you. If you are interested in learning more about dental implants, please call our office at (724) 942-1400.