Dental Implant Tooth Replacements in Camp Hill, PA
Dental implants are the state-of-the-art way to replace missing teeth. They are small, titanium cylinders that are placed in the jawbone. Once they attach to the bone, they act like the roots of the missing teeth. They are very strong and act as a foundation to support the dental work placed on them. They can be used to replace one tooth, several teeth, or a full arch of teeth.
The advantage of dental implants over a traditional fixed bridge is that they eliminate the need to cut down the adjacent teeth for crowns. Even in cases where the adjacent teeth may need to be crowned for other reasons, implants have been proven to last longer than a fixed bridge. In addition, when teeth are tied together with a bridge, if one tooth fails, the entire bridge must be replaced. With an implant, the adjacent teeth and the implant all function independently.
Are your dentures loose?
Imagine how wonderful it would be to be able to laugh, smile, and chew your food and not worry about your denture loosening at an inappropriate time. Implants can give you the confidence you want. The denture can be removable or non-removable. In either case, it will attach firmly to your implants. Loose dentures will be a thing of the past. Implants can be used to stabilize a new denture or in some cases to stabilize an existing denture.
Are You Missing One or Several Teeth?
Implants are also the best solution if you are missing several teeth but your remaining teeth are healthy. Implants can be used to replace several teeth as individuals. They can also be used to support a bridge or a removable partial denture.
Our Dental Implant Team
Implant dentistry is carried out by a professional team involving an oral surgeon or periodontist and Dr. Singh or Dr. Maynard. First, the small titanium, cylinder-shaped implants are placed by the implant surgeon. Then, after healing, our dentists place a crown, bridge, or denture on the implants.
Most patients experience little or no discomfort following implant placement. Since good communication between the implant surgeon and the general dentist is vital to a successful result, Dr. Singh or Dr. Maynard works closely with implant surgeons in the area to create an outcome that looks, feels, and functions like your own teeth.