Philadelphia area dentist describes the dental implant procedure
Dr. David Spilkia and the team at his practice are committed to assisting families in the Philadelphia area and beyond achieve healthy, beautiful smiles. If tooth loss occurs, our team may suggest using dental implants to bring back their smile’s natural appearance and functionality
What is a dental implant?
When patients first hear about dental implants, they want to learn more. They find out that these restorations are commonly used in addressing missing teeth. Dental implants are made of titanium which is a metal that is biocompatible with the body and does not rust. By placing these tooth root replacements into the bone of the jaw and restoring them, they can bring back the functionality patients require for smiling, eating, and speaking.
What is the procedure for the placement of dental implants?
The first step is determining candidacy. Patients should have sufficient bone structure to ensure placement of the implant is successful. They must also have a healthy smile free from periodontal disease. Once patients are determined as viable candidates for dental implants, the procedure begins. The implant is placed into the bone and is restored with a crown, bridge, or full denture. All of this depends on the specific needs of the patients and is discussed before the procedure begins. The best part of dental implants? With proper care, most patients enjoy their implants for the remainder of their life, making it one of the best investments in the smile that a patient can make!
Dr. David Spilkia and his Philadelphia area team are proud to provide patients with dental implants and many other tooth restoration solutions including dental bridges and dentures. Contact his practice at (267) 463-2777
to schedule an appointment and initial evaluation to determine if dental implants are appropriate for your smile!
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