Cosmetic & Implant Dentists & Invisalign Specialists located in Lansdale, PA
Feeling more confident about your smile can improve your quality of life. The highly experienced dental professionals at Lansdale Family Dentistry in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, create dental implants for people in all stages of life. If you have severely damaged or missing teeth, you can get innovative restoration options, including long-lasting dental implants. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone today.
Dental Implants Q & A
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are metal posts or artificial screw-like hardware that mimic your tooth roots and hold dental prosthesis in place.
Often made from titanium, dental implants are used to replace missing teeth and are surgically implanted into your upper or lower jawbone. Once the post is in place, it typically takes a few weeks for your mouth to fully heal. At this time, your dentist mounts the new replacement artificial tooth (crown) permanently on the post.
Since the dental implants fuse to your jawbone, they provide firm support for artificial teeth and don’t shift around your mouth like other removable dentures. The metal posts also help bridges, dentures, and crowns stay securely attached to your jaw.
Why are dental implants so popular?
In addition to looking, feeling, and functioning like your natural teeth, dental implants provide an array of benefits, including:
- Permanent results that can last a lifetime
- An economical solution to replace missing teeth
- Help to preserve the natural shape of your face and smile
- Protection for your jawbone
- Help to maintain the integrity of surrounding natural teeth
- Speech improvement
- Proven-successful, predictable outcome for tooth repair
Revolutionary dental implants aren't vulnerable to cavities with an implanted crown. The implants don’t slip out of your mouth and are strong and durable enough for chewing all the foods you love.
The implants are comprised of materials that are safe and compatible with your tissue and bone. Most people find that having dental implants is almost like having natural teeth.
When you lose your teeth due to tooth decay, a disease, or a traumatic injury, you can lose confidence and self-esteem due to the changes in your smile. Dental implants help give you stable teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth, so you bite, chew, and smile with confidence.
Who is a good candidate for dental implants?
If you’re missing a single tooth or a couple of teeth, have healthy gums, and a fully-grown jaw, you might be a good candidate for dental implants. Dental implants are a suitable solution for adults, not children.
Dental implants might be a good dental solution if you:
- Are tired of having dentures that won't remain in place
- Are ready to replace a bridge or partial dentures
- Would like a permanent, lifelong solution to ongoing dental work
What is the LANAP® protocol?
Lansdale Family Dentistry also offers the LANAP protocol, a comprehensive approach to treating gum disease that uses a special pulsed laser technology. With the procedure, there is less pain and swelling, less tissue removal, and less downtime.
With the procedure, your dentist removes only the diseased tissue without removing any healthy tissue. The laser helps to maintain the height of the gum tissue around your teeth as it closes the periodontal pocket. Once closed, healing can take place.
If you’re ready to take the first step toward a more comfortable and confident smile, book an appointment online or over the phone with Lansdale Family Dentistry today.