How dental implants are used in smile restoration

If you are seeking solutions for replacing damaged or missing teeth, Dr. Varvara Clark and her team at Chalfont Dental Care in Chalfont, Pennsylvania, may encourage you to ask about the benefits of affordable dental implants. Dental implants play a significant role in restorative dentistry and continue to be the most desirable solution for our patients who are missing one or more teeth within the smile.

What are dental implants?

Traditional dental implants are tooth root replacements made of titanium metal, a unique metal biocompatible with the human body and used for implants throughout the body. These implants act as the foundation for restorations used over the top to replace one or more teeth. This versatility makes them a wonderful solution for many of our patients.

How are implants used to replace missing teeth?

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Dental implants are used in different ways and can replace:

  • One tooth. When a dental implant is surgically placed into the bone of the patient’s jaw where a tooth once was, it can be covered with a custom dental crown that attaches to the abutment of the implant and acts as a false tooth.
  • Several teeth. For patients who do not have adjacent teeth to support a restoration like dental bridges, dental implants can be used instead on one or both sides. This allows patients to replace one or several teeth in a row.
  • All teeth. Full-mouth dental implants are a reliable way to hold a full denture in place for optimum stability and function. Several dental implants are placed on the dental arch, and custom dentures snap into place over them for a better solution than traditional complete dentures. Often smaller implants, known as mini dental implants, might be used, especially if patients do not have enough bone for conventional implants.

Schedule a visit with Dr. Varvara Clark to learn more about the many advantages of dental implants!

If you reside in the area of Chalfont, PA, and want to speak to Dr. Varvara Clark and her team about the use of dental implants to restore the smile, call (215) 826-3282 to request an appointment at 8 Meadowbrook Lane, Suite 1. Our practice serves patients in Doylestown, Montgomery County, New Britain, North Wales, and Hatfield, PA.

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Dental implants are titanium roots, that are replaced with in the jawbone to resemble a tooth or group of teeth. A screw is inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. A porcelain crown is then attached to the screw to become the new tooth or teeth. They can be used to support dental prosthesis including crowns, dentures, and bridges. Today’s treatments are so natural looking, no one will know you had surgery. There’s approximately a 95% success rate for all implants. With modern advances in dentistry, some implants can be restored immediately with life like all porcelain crowns. For more details ask your dentist.