If you are missing a tooth, replacing it with a dental implant is the ideal solution. Implants are fused directly into your jawbone using a titanium root, making them strong and durable. A custom-made dental crown is attached to the top of the root. This crown will be carefully crafted to ensure it looks as natural as possible and blends with your surrounding teeth.
For more information about our implant dentistry or about Teeth in a Day services, please call The Office of Dr. Bellisario in Ardmore at (610) 810-2090 today.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants come with several major advantages over other tooth replacement methods, such as:
- Preservation of bone – When you lose a tooth, the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth will slowly start to dissolve away in a process called resorption. By placing an artificial root, you trick your body into thinking that a real tooth is present, which causes it to preserve the bone.
- No need to alter adjacent teeth – Unlike dental bridges, implants do not require your surrounding teeth to be altered in any way.
- Convenient – Dental implants can be cared for in the same way as your natural teeth.
- Longevity – If you take good care of your dental implants, they can potentially last for a lifetime.
Although certain health conditions and medications may make the process of placing dental implants lengthier and more involved, almost anyone can be a candidate for dental implants. A new technology which provides an excellent dental health solution is the All-on-4 implants for tooth replacement.
After performing a thorough evaluation of your overall dental health, Dr. Bellisario will discuss your candidacy with you in detail, find the right treatment plan, and help you understand what to expect from the process.
The Dental Implant Process
Dr. Bellisario will refer you to a qualified surgeon for the placement of the implant root. In the following months, your jawbone will integrate with the implant post in a process called osseointegration.
We will work closely with your surgeon to monitor your progress. Once your jawbone has healed and grown firmly around the implant, you will return to our office to have your custom porcelain crown placed.
Dr. Bellisario can answer your questions about dental implants and evaluate your candidacy for the procedure during a consultation at our Ardmore office. Please call (610) 810-2090 or complete the form on this page to get started. The Office of Dr. Bellisario welcomes patients from Bryn Mawr, Bala Cynwyd, Havertown, Newtown Square, and all of the Main Line area.