Dental Tooth Implants

Dental Tooth Implants


Before the development of dental implants, removable dentures were the only alternative for replacing missing teeth without compromising the tooth close to the missing area.

Implants are synthetic structures mostly made of titanium that are placed in the area where the roots of a tooth normally occupied. Implants are anchored to the jawbone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures.

Not every patient is a candidate for dental implants. For a successful implant to be placed, a patient must have proper bone density and a strong immune system. In all cases, dental implants require excellent oral hygiene.

Implants are so well designed that they mimic the look and feel of natural teeth. The restorations that are placed on implants are usually made of porcelain or the white metal, zirconium.

Surgery is necessary to prepare the area for an implant and place the implant in the mouth. Following the procedure, a period of time is required for the implant and bone to grow together before the final restoration is placed on the implant.

Implants are an excellent way to replace missing teeth and restore the mouth to full function.

Ernst Family Dentistry

Dr. Christopher B. Ernst, D.M.D.
509 Washington Ave.
Newtown, PA 18940
tel: (215) 968.1902

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