Are you struggling with tooth loss problems? If so, you can begin to restore the healthy appearance and functioning of your smile with new dental implants from Dr. Spadafora. A dental implant is a prosthetic replacement for a missing tooth and tooth root. When you lose a tooth, you also begin to lose the bone and tissue that supported it. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement method which replaces both the missing tooth and root, which makes it the only method capable of preventing bone loss after tooth loss. Modern dental implants are made of biocompatible titanium posts that offer incredible strength and durability in addition to the ability to fully fuse with natural bone. If you’re seeking a state-of-the-art tooth replacement method, schedule a dental implants consultation with Dr. Spadafora today. Dr. Spadafora is a highly qualified and experienced implant dentist, now delivering quality care daily throughout Hermitage, Sharon, Farrell, Sharpsville, and the neighboring areas.
How Are Dental Implants Placed?
Full sized dental implants typically consist of three parts including: the titanium implant post, a corresponding abutment (connective piece), and the overlying dental crown or denture. These three parts are generally placed in stages. The first stage consists of surgically placing the implant and allowing time for the fusion of the bone and implant underneath the gum. After successful integration the abutment post is attached to the bone anchored implant. Once the implants have healed, a final restorative step takes place to fabricate and connect the prosthetic teeth (crown or denture). If you have a full set of missing teeth in the upper or lower arch, you can opt for a set of “mini dental implants” which can be used to fully retain an entire denture, and can sometimes be placed and restored in just one or two appointments.
What Benefits do Dental Implants Offer Tooth Loss Patients?
- Natural appearance
- Resistance to decay
- Improved speech
- Improved comfort
- Unrestricted diet
- Improved self-esteem
- Improved long term oral health
- Prevention of bone loss
Can Anyone Get Dental Implants?
Generally, dental implants can be used to replace teeth for anyone past adolescence or when bone growth is complete. However, patients with certain medical conditions (advanced diabetes, cancer, or periodontal disease) may require additional treatment before the implant procedure can be performed. Additionally, patients with insufficient bone or gum tissue to support the full sized implant may require bone or soft tissue grafts or the use of mini dental implants to accomplish their tooth replacement goals.
If you want a permanent tooth loss resolution, schedule a personalized dental implants consultation with Dr. Spadafora today. Dr. Spadafora is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, with several hundred hours of advanced training in implant dentistry. Dr. Spadafora proudly restores smiles daily throughout Hermitage, Sharon, Farrell, Sharpsville, and the surrounding communities.