Are you a child eagerly waiting for the tooth fairy to come replace your missing tooth with a shiny new coin? No? Well then in that case, having one or missing teeth is not so wonderful. In fact, missing teeth can be more than just inconvenient—they can lead to serious oral and general health problems. For the sake of your health and so you can speak, chew, smile and laugh comfortably, consider dental implants. With dental implants, Dr. Barry Holden has restored healthy and beautiful smiles for people located around his two offices that are conveniently located in State College, PA, and Williamsport, PA.
Dental Implants and Missing Teeth
When you have missing teeth, you have a number of tooth replacement options, including dentures and crown and bridgework. The advantage that dental implants have over these other choices is that an implant replaces a tooth from root to crown. The implant is actually a small titanium post that Dr. Holden surgically sets in the bone beneath the open socket of your missing tooth or teeth.
As you heal from this procedure, the post and bone fuse together in a process called osseointegration. Fused together, the post and bone mimic the relationship between a natural tooth and your jaw. Furthermore, this union helps avert the bone deterioration that often happens with missing teeth.
Dr. Holden and his staff will work with you and your general dentist to coordinate the placement of a custom crown to complete your dental implant. Without missing teeth, you can enjoy all the benefits of a full smile.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you would like to learn more about dental implants, then call the office of Dr. Barry Holden. With offices in both State College, PA, and Williamsport, PA, we conveniently restore smiles for people in Bellefonte, Lewistown, Huntingdon, Clearfield, Lock Haven, Bloomsburg, Altoona, Danville, and the surrounding areas.