Dental implants are quickly becoming one of the most popular tooth replacement options for patients with missing teeth in the Lehigh Valley, and for good reason. Dental implants have a remarkable ability to be stable, durable, long-lasting, and natural-looking for the benefit of your smile. Read along as we explore what makes this treatment so successful for many patients in your area, and what it can do for your smile as well.
Osseointegration is key to the success of dental implants, but you may not have heard this term before. Osseointegration is a fusion process in which the biocompatible titanium material bonds with the organic material (in this case, the jawbone), with a limited to no chance of rejection by the body. It’s why titanium is used so often for dental and medical devices.
In regards to dental implants, osseointegration is responsible for securing the implant to the jawbone. The bone fibers wrap around the implant and bond it to the jawbone like a real tooth, allowing the jaw to heal, strengthen, and in most cases replenish itself, reversing the effects of deterioration.
The typical dental implant is made of three pieces, each serving a specific purpose for the implant as a whole:
We’ve compiled a list of some of the top benefits that patients of ours have enjoyed the most with their dental implants. These aren’t the only benefits, but just the most common ones we’ve heard from positive feedback with our patients.
Dental implants tend to last longer than other tooth replacement devices, due to osseointegration and the durable materials. Unlike bridges or removable dentures, dental implants are permanently placed, so they don’t experience the usual wear and tear that these other devices do.
Removable dentures can sometimes become loose while eating or talking, but there are no such issues with dental implants. Because of their permanent placement, dental implants patients can eat their favorite foods without worrying about bite pressure or textured foods.
Osseointegration is the key to dental implant success. It has the added benefit of being able to help the jawbone recover from deterioration caused by tooth loss. Patients have seen notable improvements in their jawbone volume, which also reduces signs of premature aging such as wrinkling or hollowing cheeks.
Our goal is to ensure that your dental implant is indistinguishable from your natural teeth, creating one seamless smile. Dr. Lang will work closely with you to make sure that the crown fits comfortably, is shaded correctly, and functions like a natural tooth.
Are you ready to fill in the gap(s) in your smile? Consider the most popular tooth replacement treatment available: Lehigh Valley dental implants with Dr. Matthew Lang. Center Valley Dental is ready to answer your questions and get you started down the path towards a complete smile today.