Do you have one or more missing permanent teeth? Are the gaps in your smile affecting your confidence? Renew the look and function of your smile with dental implants in Bensalem, PA. The gold standard for replacing lost or missing permanent teeth are Dental implants. Dental implants are a restorative dentistry treatment. The dentist will surgically insert the dental implants into your bone tissue. They are small yet durable titanium posts that can secure dental crowns, dental bridges, or dentures.
Dental implants support bone and gum health and improve speech. They allow patients to easily bite and chew food and also look and feel like natural teeth Contact us if you are missing one or more teeth. We will collaborate with you to create your customized treatment plan.
Dental Implant Treatment
Our dental office works with oral surgeons to provide the highest quality restorative care possible. Before treatment, we will examine the teeth and gums to determine if you require additional care. We may recommend bone grafting if patients do not have enough jaw bone tissue to support implants. Additionally, we may need to extract severely decayed teeth or provide periodontal therapy as needed.
In our office, we will take dental scans of the teeth to create the dental crown, bridge, or denture. To begin implant treatment, an oral surgeon surgically places implants in key areas of the mouth. During a process called osseointegration, the titanium implant posts fuse with the jaw bone. This process typically takes 3 to 6 months. Once the implants are stable, we will attach the permanent custom-made restoration in-office.
What Are All-On-Four Dental Implants?
All-On-Four implants allow patients with one or more arches of missing teeth to receive implant-secured dentures. With this treatment, we can secure a denture prosthetic using as few as four dental implants. All-On-Four implants require detailed treatment planning. We will take precise scans of the mouth to find the best placement for the dental implants. Our team may also recommend grafting to prepare the bone and gum tissue for treatment.
Can Dental Implants Fail?
Yes, although dental implants have a high success rate, they can fail in some rare cases. We always ensure that patients are in good oral health prior to treatment. This is because dental problems like gum disease and tooth decay will impact the stability of dental implants. Any infection will degrade the bone and gum tissue, which means that the implants will not have any support.
Furthermore, patients will need to refrain from smoking or using tobacco products during their implants treatment. This is because nicotine restricts blood flow. Implants cannot easily fuse to the jaw bone if there is not consistent blood flow to the area. If patients develop dental problems after implantation, we can salvage the dental implants. Please let us know if you notice any change in the fit or appearance of your implants or implant restoration.
Schedule a Dental Consultation
Do you want to fill the gaps in your smile? Receive dental implants today at Perfect Smiles. Call our office at 215-770-1081 or request a dental appointment with us on our website.