Do you have one or more missing teeth? are you looking for a long-lasting dental restoration for lost permanent teeth? Try dental implants. Implants are titanium posts that restore teeth at the root. Our dental team at Main Line Family Dentistry provides treatment with dental implants in Bryn Mawr, PA. Dental implants are one of the most effective treatment options for patients with single missing teeth to whole arches of lost teeth. Because of this, dental implants can secure a dental bridge or denture securely in the mouth. As a result, implants create longer-lasting restorations for patients with missing teeth.
Dental Implant Treatment in Bryn Mawr, PA
Before treatment, we make sure that patients are in good oral health. We will thoroughly examine the teeth and gums to determine if patients require a tooth extraction, gum disease treatment, or bone grafting before their restorative treatment.
Bone grafting is an excellent option for patients who do not have enough bone tissue to support their implants. During bone grafting treatment, we take healthy bone tissue from one part of the mouth and place it in areas of the mouth that need it. When patients are in good overall and oral health, we will determine the best places to place the implants. Then, we surgically insert the dental implants into the jaw bone.
An oral surgeon places the implant posts in the jaw bone beneath the gums. They also provide patients with a temporary restoration. During osseointegration, the titanium implant posts fuse with the jaw bone. This healing process creates a stable and strong foundation for a crown, bridge, or denture. After the implants heal, we take impressions to make the final restoration. Finally, we attach the restoration to the implants using abutments.
Dental Implant FAQs
Learn more about implant treatment with answers to these common questions:
What are the benefits of dental implants?
- Over long-lasting treatment
- Secure crowns, bridges, and dentures
- Prevent shifting and overcrowding
- Look and feel natural
Contact our office if you have removable bridges or dentures, and we can secure your restoration with dental implants.
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
Good implant candidates are in good oral health and have enough jaw bone tissue to support their implants. Even if you are currently not a good candidate for implant treatment, our team can help. We recommend ridge augmentation or bone grafting services to implant patients. Our team will also provide tooth extractions or gum disease treatment as needed.
Can dental implants fail?
Yes, dental implants can fail to heal during osseointegration. The top causes of implant failure are tooth or gum infections and tobacco use. Smoking, vaping or using tobacco products slow the healing process. Nicotine narrows the blood vessels, so healing implants cannot securely fuse to the bone tissue. In addition, tooth decay and gum disease can loosen implants even if your implants have already healed.
Renew Your Smile
Do you want to restore your missing teeth permanently? Schedule a dental consultation with our dentists on our website or call 610.601.2978. Our dentists look forward to seeing you at your next dental appointment.