Family Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Horsham, PA
Missing teeth can make you feel insecure about your appearance and lead to complications like bone loss in your jaw. If you’ve lost a tooth, D3 Dental in Horsham, Pennsylvania, can help. D3 Dental uses the latest advances in dental implants. Their expert dentists can restore a natural appearance to your mouth and protect your teeth and jaws. To learn more about dental implants, call D3 Dental or book an appointment online today.
Dental Implants Q&A
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are permanent substitutes for missing teeth. The dental implant is like a screw that fits into the bone in your jaw. It replaces your missing tooth’s root. The implant is made of a strong metal called titanium that gradually fuses to your jawbone.
When the implant is secure, your dentist at D3 Dental fits a crown on top that looks just like a real tooth. Your dentist designs your crowns to match your existing teeth, so no one will ever guess your dental implants aren’t natural.
What are the advantages of dental implants?
There are some notable advantages to having dental implants. They’re permanent replacements, so you don’t have the bother of removing dentures and cleaning them. Dental implants are also very secure, helping to give you confidence in everyday life.
Missing teeth aren’t just unsightly. They can lead to long-term bone damage in your jaw. Without a tooth root present to stimulate the bone, you can suffer bone loss over time. Dental implants prevent this from happening.
What happens when I have dental implants?
Before undergoing a dental implant procedure, your dentist has to evaluate your mouth and jaw. They need to make sure there’s enough healthy bone available to hold the implant securely. If your bone isn’t dense enough, you might need to have a bone graft to strengthen your jaw.
The dental implant procedure is made up of two main stages. Getting dental implants is a two-stage procedure. First, your dentist opens a small access point in your gum and jawbone. They place the implant into the bone, then sew it into place. It takes 3-6 months for the implant to fuse with your jawbone.
Once your gum heals and your implant fuses with the bone, your D3 Dental dentist fits the new tooth. After checking for a perfect fit and natural-looking appearance, your dentist permanently attaches the new tooth to the implanted post.
Taking care of your dental implants is the same as caring for regular teeth. Brush and floss daily and visit D3 Dental for regular checkups.
Are there different types of dental implants?
Several different types of dental implants are available. D3 Dental uses Hybridge®, an adaptable dental implant system offering a full-arch tooth replacement. Hybridge implants are a cost-effective, permanent solution for missing teeth.
D3 Dental also offers All-on-4 dental implants for suitable patients.
To learn more about dental implants and other ways of replacing missing teeth, call D3 Dental today, or book an appointment online.