If you have missing teeth, your life can change in many ways. You may have to avoid the foods you love because chewing hurts too much. If you’re embarrassed, you’ll feel self-conscious and hide your smile from others. You may even find that your speech is affected because you can't form words clearly.
At The Philadelphia Dentist, we want you to know that you don’t have to live this way. Dental implants are a full tooth replacement that will restore your smile and your quality of life.
What Is a Dental Implant?
Dental bridges and dentures both replace missing teeth, but they sit on top of your gums. Dental implants are designed to mimic the structure of a tooth, from the artificial titanium root in your jaw to the crown of the tooth you see when you smile.
The first step is to surgically place the dental implant in your jaw at our Northeast Philadelphia dental office. The titanium used for the dental implant is the same safe, medical-grade material that surgeons have used for decades in joint replacements.
As the implant heals, it fuses with the bone and tissue that surround it. In a few months, when healing is complete, the dental implant functions the same way your natural tooth root did by keeping the bone in your jaw strong and healthy.
The next step is to restore your appearance and chewing function by attaching a dental restoration like a crown, bridge, or denture to the implant.
Benefits of Choosing Dental Implants
Dental implants in Northeast Philadelphia are a healthy tooth replacement because they look, feel, and function like a natural tooth. The implant helps to stimulate the activity that keeps the bone in your jaw strong and healthy. Keeping your jaw bone intact helps prevent the bone loss that leads to the weakening of jaw bone, changes in the shape of your face, and further tooth loss
You will be able to go back to enjoying all your favorite meals because it no longer hurts to chew. Your confidence will improve because you know your teeth look healthy and beautiful again.
Restoring Your Dental Implant
Once the implant heals, Dr. Schriftman and Dr. Eckley will explain all your options for restoring its function and enhancing your appearance. Depending on your individual needs, we’ll help you choose the dental treatment that’s right for you:
- Dental crown: If we’re replacing a single tooth, our dentists would recommend a dental crown.
- Dental bridge: If you have a couple of teeth missing from the same area of your mouth, we might recommend a dental bridge held in place by the implant in your jaw.
- Full or partial denture: If you dread the thought of dentures that slip, shift, and move unpredictably, our dentists can place dental implants to hold them securely in place.
There’s a lot to think about when choosing which dental restoration is right for you. You can count on our Northeast Philadelphia dental implants dentists to help guide you through the decision-making process.
Are You Ready to Take back Your Smile?
Life is too short, and there are too many tooth replacement solutions available today to live with the discomfort of missing teeth. Please call The Philadelphia Dentist to schedule a dental appointment so we can go over all your options.