When you’re missing a tooth, it’s not just your smile that’s affected; your oral health is in danger, too. That’s why Shalini Mandapatti, DDS, expertly replaces missing teeth with the next best thing to a real tooth: dental implants from Allright Dental in Morrisville, Pennsylvania. Stable and secure, natural dental implants restore your brilliant smile while performing the same essential functions as actual teeth. Whether you want one dental implant, a whole arch, or need to replace all of your teeth, contact the friendly team from Allright Dental by phone or use the online form.
A dental implant is a type of secure prosthetic tooth that mimics the look and function of a real tooth. Dental implants consist of three main parts:
Dental implants are the most functional and natural-looking type of tooth replacement available.
Unlike dentures or bridges, dental implants don’t just cover the gap in your gums with prosthetic teeth. Dental implants are actually implanted into your jawbone, just as your real teeth are.
Your jawbone — like all of the tissues in your body — needs to be stimulated in order to stay healthy. The stress that your teeth exert on your jawbone when you chew your food signals your body to produce new bone cells. When your teeth go missing, that essential stimulation does, too.
Dental implants exert stimulation on your jawbone when you chew. Dental implants help your jawbone refresh itself by creating new bone cells. If you don’t replace your tooth with an implant, your jawbone wanes over time. This is why people who wear dentures or have missing teeth look like their lower faces are sunken in.
Dental implants are also easy to take care of. You clean them and floss them just as you would a natural tooth. You can also feel free to eat anything you normally would, without worrying about slippage or breakage.
You need a series of appointments to get dental implants. If your gums and jawbone are healthy enough for implants, your dentist administers anesthesia to keep you comfortable during your procedure.
The implant is inserted all the way into your jawbone. They then place the post on the implant and take an impression. This information is sent to a lab, as well as information about the type, size, and color for your custom-designed prosthetic tooth replacement.
After your dentist determines that you’re healed, they cement your permanent, custom-designed prosthetic tooth replacement in place.
To get the next best thing to your own teeth back, call the friendly Allright Dental team or book your dental implant appointment online.