Will people know I have a dental implant?
To answer this question, it’s helpful if you understand that there are actually three pieces that make up the dental implant. Two pieces are hidden inside your jaw, and the only portion that is visible is the dental crown that we place when the process is finished.
What we refer to as the implant is actually a small titanium post that is surgically placed in your jaw. This is the stable foundation for the rest of the dental implant because, as the bone and tissue around the implant heal, it becomes fully integrated with your jaw.
Once the site of the implant has healed, Dr. Pruce attaches a small piece called an abutment. This provides a place to attach a dental crown, which is the only part of the implant unit that is visible. Once the crown is placed, it will blend in perfectly with surrounding teeth, and no one will be able to tell the difference between it and your natural teeth.
Dental implants are an excellent option for replacing missing teeth, but we can’t say if you’re a good candidate until we do a complete exam. If you’re interested in dental implants in Washington, PA, please call Pruce Dental to schedule a consultation.