Does tooth loss make you want to hide your smile? Empty spaces in your mouth can certainly have a negative impact on your self-confidence, but they’re not good for your oral health either.
Fortunately, advances in dental technology have provided us with dental implants, a remarkable tooth replacement option. You may have only recently learned about dental implants, but they have actually been used successfully for many years with a 98 percent success rate!
What Does a Dental Implant Do?
A dental implant is a replacement tooth that looks and functions just like a natural tooth. A small titanium post is placed in the jawbone to replace the root of your missing tooth. Titanium is a material that grows into the surrounding bone and tissue in the jaw, forming a stable artificial root.
After healing is complete, function is restored by adding a durable, natural-looking restoration like a dental crown, bridge, or dentures. The result is a replacement tooth that blends seamlessly with your smile.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
A dental implant can be placed almost anywhere a tooth used to be and is used to replace one or more missing teeth. Dental implants may also be used to secure dental bridges, dentures, and partials. They are comfortable, long-lasting, and look completely natural. Since implants integrate with your jaw, you will be able to eat, drink, and speak with ease.
Although dental implants need to be cared for properly, they will not develop cavities as natural teeth do. Since the implant bonds securely with your jaw bone, it should last a lifetime. With proper care, your new crown will also last for many years, but may need to be replaced eventually.
Call Our Office to Learn More
At Pruce Dental, we restore dental implants with high-quality esthetic restorations that look natural and enhance your appearance. Please call our Washington, PA dental office, and we will be happy to arrange a consultation to discuss your needs.