Tooth loss is a fairly common problem. More than 178 million adults in the United States are missing at least one tooth. In addition, over 38 million more adult Americans do not have any remaining natural teeth. When even one tooth is lost, you need an effective form of tooth replacement. Now, you have various options. You could choose a traditional method of replacement, like that of dentures, or you could choose the most preferred solution. Dental implants are the preferred choice to replace missing teeth because they are permanent and offer over a 95% success rate. The Dentists of Newtown offers dental implants in Newtown, PA to replace your missing teeth.
Why Should I Choose Dental Implants?
More than 500,000 dental implants are placed each year due to the various benefits they offer. Implant posts are surgically inserted into the jawbone to hold the prosthetic teeth in place. This allows dental implants to be the only tooth replacement option that stops bone loss because they stimulate the underlying bone. In addition, the jawbone naturally fuses to the implant posts, creating a lifelong solution to replace missing teeth.
With the use of the implant posts, you benefit from the only tooth replacement option that most closely mimics the appearance and function of natural teeth. In fact, when compared to traditional dentures, you gain an increased biting force of over 70%.
How Many Teeth Can I Replace?
As long as you are a candidate for dental implants, you can replace as many teeth as necessary. In most cases, as long as you have healthy gums and adequate bone density, you can get dental implants. However, we will need to review your medical and lifestyle history as well. After a comprehensive examination, we will determine which type of implants will meet your needs.
Single Tooth Unit: When only one tooth is missing, a single dental implant can be used. This consists of a dental implant post, an abutment, and a dental crown to replace the crown and root of a tooth.
Multiple Tooth Replacement: When two or more teeth in a row are missing, a bridge of teeth is created to fill the gap. Instead of anchoring the bridge to adjacent teeth with dental crowns like that of a traditional dental bridge, two dental implant posts are used to hold the bridge in place. This can also be used for those who are candidates for a partial denture.
All-on-Four: When there are not any remaining natural teeth on the top or bottom jaw, you can choose All-on-Four dental implants in Newtown, PA as an alternative to traditional dentures. An arch of prosthetic teeth is created, which are held in place using four dental implant posts.
Where Can I Get Dental Implants?
If you are ready to restore your oral health and quality of life with a complete smile, we can help. We will perform the consultation necessary to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants. With a comprehensive treatment plan, you will gain a complete smile that will last a lifetime. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.