I am always honored when my patient’s vote for me as “Best Dentist on the Main Line” in Main Line Today magazine. This is our 4th consecutive year making the list of “Top Dentist on the Main Line” and I cannot tell you how much I appreciate all your votes, friendship, and loyalty.
You know that feeling of introducing something new to an already established routine or location? Yes, that feeling.
Well, no worries when it involves your missing teeth. More specific, when you choose dental implants to fill the gap.
Your decision to replace your missing or damaged teeth with dental implants gives you advantages. One, your implant doesn’t intrude on your surrounding teeth.
Dental implants function independent of your adjoining tooth or teeth. This doesn’t imply that your implant has no beneficial, supportive impact on how your teeth. Think of your dental implant as a solid, new tooth root. That’s precisely the implant’s function – security. The implant is a strong, titanium post that’s inserted via oral surgery into your jawbone. What happens over the next several months is the “magic” of implant treatment.
Compatibility where it matters
Your jawbone tissue is complex. But its complexity allows it to adapt to your new titanium tooth root. Over time your bone surrounds the implant (root). The tissue integrates with the dental implant and creates a solid foundation for the new, visible tooth (crown) to be placed.
A dental implant becomes a natural fixture in your jaw. It functions on its own alongside, but not dependent on, your surrounding teeth.
Structure to build on
Secure, solid tooth replacement is the goal of dental implant treatment. Your implant forms a new structure for completely filling your missing tooth space.
Dentures and/or dental bridges can fill the space. The downside – your jaw bone can erode beneath the surface.
Also, dentures and bridges require the support of your neighboring teeth. Treatment would require anchoring to other teeth and having an impact on those teeth’s healthy surface enamel.
Dental implants minimize or completely eliminate the potential for damage to your surrounding teeth. Implant treatment is a win-win, worry-free, solid alternative for tooth replacement.
Your new implant supported tooth will match your existing teeth. And it will become a natural, functioning part of your mouth.