Dental implants are one of the most versatile dental restorations that we provide for our patients. Implants are known as the gold standard for replacing missing teeth because of their durability and functionality. They are small titanium posts that are placed in the bone tissue of the jaw. The titanium implant posts not only replace teeth at the root but can also support dental prosthetics such as dental bridges or dentures.
At Perfect Smiles, we coordinate dental implants for our patients in Doylestown, PA. We work with local specialists to provide patients with dental implants as well as implant-secured dental bridges and dentures. Our goal is to create natural-looking restorations that last for many years to come. Dental implants are one of the most popular restorative dentistry services we offer today.
Dental Implant Treatment
We begin dental implant treatment by taking dental x-rays. Our dentists will examine areas of the smile that are missing permanent teeth and determine the best placement for your dental implants. If needed, we will recommend bone grafting, gum disease treatment, or tooth extraction services. Our team makes sure that patients are in good oral health before implant treatment for long-lasting results.
We will refer you to a local surgeon for your implant surgery. The surgeon will insert the titanium implant posts into the bone tissue. Over 3 to 6 months, the implants fuse with the jaw bone. This healing process, called osseointegration, stabilizes the implant so it can support a crown, bridge, or denture. Once the implants have healed, we will provide you with your custom, permanent restoration.
Dental Implant FAQs
Do you want to know more about dental implants? Read answers to frequently asked questions that patients have about this restorative treatment:
What are the benefits of dental implants?
There are multiple advantages of implants. Dental implants:
- Blend in with natural teeth
- Support tooth and gum health
- Offer strength and stability
- Create a foundation for bridges and dentures
Contact our office if you have a removable bridge or denture. We can help plan your dental implant treatment for a more secure restoration.
How long do dental implants last?
Once dental implants fuse with the jawbone, they are permanent. You may have to repair or replace your dental crown, dental bridge, or dentures over time, but once your implants are stable, they will stay in place for many years.
Can dental implants fail?
Dental implants have a success rate of about 95%. Prior to treatment, we make sure that patients are healthy and have enough bone tissue to support implants. However, implants can fail due to a tooth or gum infection. Patients who do not brush or floss between their implants properly, even after their implant treatment is complete, may lose their implants.
Common signs of implant failure can include:
- Gum inflammation
- Receding gums
- Loose implants
- Pain or discomfort around the implant
Request a Dental Appointment
Are you missing permanent teeth? Do you want to restore your smile? Call Perfect Smiles at 215-529-8048 or schedule a dental consultation with us online. If you have any further questions about your restorative options, let us know and we will be glad to assist you.