Westtown Dental Care offers dental implants for patients in Chester County, Paoli, Glen Mills, and West Chester, PA. When performed with the proper cosmetic dentistry in West Chester, PA, and other locations, these implants provide a great deal of benefits for people who are missing one or multiple teeth. Even missing only one tooth can affect your appearance and change the structure of your mouth. But dental implants will maintain your facial appearance and stop any of your teeth from shifting into the wrong places, all while being designed to last permanently.
This Invisalign dentist office in Newtown Square, PA, and the surrounding areas, will make sure you receive excellent dental implants and outstanding care. We are happy to help people throughout Paoli, Glen Mills, Chester County, West Chester, PA and other local areas.
Dental implants are a permanent and appealing solution to replace missing or extracted teeth. They are better than other alternatives like bridges because no additional teeth need to be altered to place the new tooth.
The entire process is performed over the course of a few months. The first part of the process is to install the implant itself, where a screw is placed into the jaw bone. An incision is made in the gum so that it can be inserted. Multiple implants can be placed at once if necessary. After they are placed the gums are sutured.
It takes about 3-6 months to heal, and during this time the jaw bone will form around the implant in a process called osseointegration. During this healing time you can have temporary crowns installed so that you can eat and speak normally and maintain a proper aesthetic appearance for your smile.
After the implant has healed, it is time to place an abutment on it. The abutment serves as the base for your new tooth. One this is placed an impression of the abutment is taken and is used to create your permanent restoration. Some offices have an onsite lab to create the crown, but others will have to send it to an outside lab. Once the restoration is completed you can return to the office to attach the restoration permanently. Your smile will look just like it used to, and after a short period of getting used to the implant it will feel just like one of your own teeth.