General Dentistry located in Bala Cynwyd, PA
If you have one or more missing teeth and want lasting restorations that look and feel like a natural tooth, implants may be the right option for you. At Oasis Dental Team PC in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, the doctors, restore their patients' smiles, ensuring a positive experience and satisfying results. Call Oasis Dental Team PC or use the online booking tool to discuss receiving implants with our doctors.
What are implants?
Dental implants help to stabilize your bite if you have broken or missing teeth. As an alternative to dentures and bridges, implants consist of metal, screwlike posts that replace the root of your tooth.
The titanium in the implants fuses with your jawbone with no slips, irritating noises, or damage to your bones. Implants also can’t decay, therefore providing you a long-lasting and confident smile.
Dental implants may be the right option for you if you have one or more missing teeth, are unable to wear dentures, have a fully developed jawbone, and have healthy oral tissue.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants provide several benefits to restoring your smile and giving you the confidence you desire. They have several other benefits as well, beyond appearances.
These benefits include:
- Improved chewing and speech
- Resemblance to natural teeth
- Bone-loss prevention
- Maintained stability of adjacent teeth
- Gum disease prevention
- Long lasting restoration
Because your jawbone deteriorates and your gums become prone to infection without a tooth to fill the gap, you are prone to bone loss and gum disease when you have a missing tooth. Additionally, implants can help you prevent facial sagging and premature aging that would otherwise be caused by bone loss.
What can I expect from the procedure?
When you visit Oasis Dental Team PC to discuss dental implants, the doctor completes a dental exam to identify the problem area. After confirming that dental implants are the right option for you, they explains the procedure to you, ensuring you feel comfortable and educated about the process.
After creating a treatment plan specific to you, the doctor begins the procedure by preparing to remove any damaged teeth. If your jawbone is too thin or soft, he or she may need to give you a bone graft in your jaw to support the implant.
After considering the condition of your jawbone, the doctor then places the metal implant in your jaw. Depending on the extent of the surgery, your recovery time will vary. This could range from a couple of weeks to a few months.
Once your jaw has healed, you’ll return to Oasis Dental Team PC to receive a crown or crowns to place over the implant, resembling a natural tooth. Our doctor adjusts your bite and placement of the crown to confirm you feel as comfortable as possible. With proper care, your implants can last a lifetime.
You should refrain from eating hard, sticky foods and ice your jaw while recovering from the procedure. Schedule regular visits with your doctor to make sure you don’t encounter additional issues.
To learn more about dental implants and if they’re the right option for you, call Oasis Dental Team PC or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment today.