Do you have missing teeth that have left your smile lacking and your confidence diminished? Whatever the cause of your missing teeth, there are practical dental solutions available right here in Philadelphia, PA, and they're called dental implants.
At Gilbert Dental Care, Drs. Steve Gilbert and Carlos Velez bring their patients' teeth back to full strength with implants, which act as replacement tooth roots placed in their gums. Dental implants serve as the foundation for artificial teeth that look completely real so that patients with missing teeth from all over the state can smile big again.
Dental Implant Facts
Did you know that dental implants boast one of the highest success rates of all dental restorations? Up to 98 percent of patients experience successful implants, which last an entire lifetime when properly cared for.
Caring for them largely means simply carrying on with a proper dental hygiene routine that includes brushing twice daily and flossing at least once each day. Also, coming in for regular cleanings and implant check-ups down the road help ensure that they are as healthy as the day they were placed in your mouth.
Who's A Candidate For Implants?
People with one or more missing teeth are usually candidates for dental implants. However, some patients who have poor jaw bone strength are not good candidates for implants because they lack the bone density necessary for implants to take hold and stay fastened in their jawbone for a long period.
Also, patients who smoke often put the success of their implants in serious jeopardy from the start (even if their jaws are currently strong enough to hold the titanium structures indicative of implants) and help make up the minimal percentage of failed implant cases. Finally, patients who suffer from diabetes or heart disease or who have had radiation therapysomewhere along the head or neck should be evaluated before committing to this restorative procedure.
For more information on dental implants and if they're the right decision for your mouth, give the office of Gilbert Dental Care a call today at (215) 972-0406 and get started on your journey towards a better smile!