When you lose a tooth, the hard part to replicate is the sturdy root that supports it. Not anymore. At Comprehensive Family Dentistry in Feasterville-Trevose, Pennsylvania, V.H. Mandalia, DDS, and Neil Mandalia, DMD, offer dental implants to support prosthetic teeth. With titanium implants strategically placed in your jawbone, your replacement teeth have excellent support and won’t slip or slide in your mouth. To see if an implant is right for you, book an appointment online or over the phone today.
Dental implants are titanium posts or frames that your dentist surgically inserts into your jawbone. They’re essentially artificial tooth roots that support prosthetic teeth in the form of crowns or bridges.
Crowns or bridges that are attached to implants will not slip or slide inside your mouth. They’ll look, feel, and function like natural teeth, allowing you to eat your normal diet.
Dental implants require minor oral surgery to position the artificial tooth root. The team at Comprehensive Family Dentistry uses the highest quality materials and the most modern techniques.
First, you’ll be placed under general or local anesthesia to minimize any discomfort. Then your dentist will use a special drill to strategically place the implant into your jawbone.
After the procedure, your jawbone will need time to heel and fully integrate the implant. Your implant will basically become part of your natural jawbone through a melding process called osseointegration. This process will take several months. In the meantime, your dentist will attach a temporary prosthetic to restore your smile.
Once your jaw has healed, you’ll come back for a follow-up appointment. During this visit, your dentist will attach your permanent prosthetic — which may be a crown or a bridge — to restore and enhance your smile.
Dental implants offer better support and durability than other tooth replacement options. With implants, your prosthetic, whether it’s a crown or bridge, will be firmly rooted in the post that has naturally fused to your jawbone.
Also, implants do more than just improve the appearance of your smile. Implants help prevent oral health risks caused by missing teeth. When you have gaps in your smile, the surrounding teeth can shift into the empty spaces. This can lead to crooked teeth, which are harder to keep clean. Implants fill gaps and prevent neighboring teeth from shifting over.
As long as you take good care of your implant and treat it like a natural tooth, it should last a lifetime. It’s very important that you make sure to brush and floss regularly. Also, you should maintain your regular visits at Comprehensive Family Dentistry for checkups and cleanings. This will allow the team to catch any problems with your implants and make adjustments if needed.
To see if a dental implant is right for you, book an appointment online or over the phone with Comprehensive Family Dentistry today.
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