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The consequences of missing teeth are two-fold: not only aesthetic, but also functional. If you are missing one or more teeth, you may be hesitant to smile openly in addition to having difficulties with such tasks as speaking and eating.
At Exton Dental Health Group, we believe everyone deserves a healthy mouth and beautiful smile. We work with trusted oral surgeons in the area to offer exceptional-quality dental implants to our patients in Exton, West Chester, the Main Line, Philadelphia, and surrounding communities. During a consultation with one of our experienced dentists, Dr. Jonathan Scharf or Dr. David J. Kopecki, you can learn more about implants and whether you are a good candidate for the procedure. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.
What Are Dental Implants?
Each tooth consists of two major parts - the crown, or visible portion that grows above the gum line, and the root, which extends into the jawbone and securely anchors the tooth. Just like the crown helps perform actions like chewing, the tooth's root also fills important roles. A healthy root stimulates the jawbone, signaling to the body that the bone is serving a meaningful purpose there. Once a tooth is extracted or lost, these signals cease, and the surrounding bone begins to atrophy and become absorbed by the body.
Implants are designed to mimic a natural tooth and, similarly, are composed of two primary components - an implant post, or "root," and a restoration, such as a dental crown. Our practice refers patients to trusted and skilled oral surgeons for the placement of the dental implant. During implant surgery, a tiny titanium post is embedded into the jawbone. Once the post has fused with the surrounding bone and healing is complete, patients return to our office to have a permanent restoration attached. A single implant is usually topped with an all-porcelain dental crown, but multiple implants can be used to support a dental bridge or full-arch denture in the replacement of any number of missing teeth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are a superior method of restoration, and provide such benefits as:
- Improved oral health: Implants preserve jawbone at the treatment site, guarding against bone degeneration and preserving the health of surrounding teeth.
- Superior aesthetics: We use only the highest-quality materials to ensure that your implants blend seamlessly into your smile and are literally indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
- Comfort and stability: Because implants are placed directly into the jawbone, they feel extremely natural, and function and can be cared for just like your natural teeth.
- Longevity: With proper care, implants can last for decades and potentially even a lifetime.
To get the most out of your implants, it is imperative that you choose experienced specialists in the field. At Exton Dental Health Group, we work cooperatively with a network of dental specialists to ensure that your care rises to an extremely high standard from start to finish.
Schedule a Consultation
You can learn more about whether dental implants are right for you during a consultation at our office. Dental implants are not right for everyone, and we can discuss alternative treatment options for missing teeth, such as traditional dental bridges, with you. Reach out to us today to schedule a consultation.