Dental implants are surgically placed into the jaw. After the healing process, which includes the implant being accepted into the jaw as a new tooth root, they provide a solid anchor for restorations such as dental crowns or implant-supported dentures. Replacing a missing tooth’s root is a unique feature of implant dentistry – and one that allows for several benefits that cannot be achieved through other types of tooth replacement.
Once accepted into the jaw, dental implants are permanent. Barring trauma or severe gum disease, a dental implant should stay in place for a lifetime. Because they are secured by the jawbone, dental implants offer the strongest foundation. They are capable of restoring complete strength and function to the bite once completed with a crown. Dental implants do not rely on adjacent teeth for support, allowing them to help preserve your natural teeth. What’s more, dental implants prevent jaw shrinkage, allowing them to help preserve facial structure and bite integrity in ways no other tooth replacement can.
Most types of tooth replacement place restorations on top of the gums. This can help to preserve bite strength, prevent tooth shifting, and restore aesthetics to the smile, but it cannot prevent the eventual collapse of the jaw. By replacing the roots of missing teeth, dental implants can help retain the structure of the jaw, helping to ensure optimal comfort and aesthetics for life.
Personalizing Your Treatment
While dental implants offer a fantastic solution for some patients, they are not right for every situation. We are pleased to offer a variety of tooth replacement options, including Teeth the Same Day, to meet the varied needs of each patient we see.
Our experienced and caring family and cosmetic dentists take time to understand the specific needs of each individual, enabling us to offer the best solution for every situation. If you are missing one or more teeth, we encourage you to contact our office right away for a personalized consultation where you can learn which option is best for your needs.
To schedule your initial consultation, please call the Office of Doctor Bellisario at 610-642-7024 today. Located in Ardmore, we welcome patients from Wynnewood, Haverford, and all surrounding areas.