Are you missing teeth but want to avoid bridges, partials, or full dentures? If so, dental implants may be the best choice for you. Durable and natural in appearance, dental implants can replace a single tooth or several teeth and can anchor dentures, preventing slippage to help restore comfortable functionality. Dental implants are proven effective, giving you the opportunity to have a stronger, fuller, and healthier smile.
Dental implants consist of a titanium post, which functions as a tooth “root” and a prosthetic restoration called the “crown.” The post is placed, and as it heals, your jaw bone integrates with the post creating a strong foundation for your new tooth. Dental implants provide numerous benefits over other tooth replacement methods including:
- Replaces the tooth root, stopping the natural bone loss that occurs following tooth extraction
- Doesn’t require the support of adjacent teeth
- Eliminates decay of abutment teeth associated with bridges
- Improves speech and the ability to chew
- Looks and functions like a natural tooth
- Can last a lifetime with proper care
If its determined that you are a good candidate for dental implants, we will place the titanium post in the jawbone below the surface of the gums to create a solid base for your prosthetic (artificial) tooth. Once healed, we will help you coordinate the custom crown for your new implant post with your general dentist. Your new dental implant will allow you to enjoy the confidence and function of a full new smile!
We serve a large geographical area stretching from State College, Williamsport and surrounding areas including Bellefonte, Lewistown, Huntingdon, Clearfield, Lock Haven, Bloomsburg, Altoona, Danville and beyond. Call to schedule an appointment today. We look forward to restoring and maintaining your dental health and confidence.