Tooth loss will be a thing of the past with dental implants.
Are you living with one or more missing teeth in Philadelphia? If so, dental implants may be the best way to restore your smile! Read on to learn what this restorative treatment can do for you, and contact Dr. Steve Gilbert and Dr. Carlos Velez of Gilbert Dental Care if you are interested in a consultation.
How Dental Implants Work
While modern dentistry aims to preserve natural teeth whenever possible, if you do end up losing a permanent tooth, it’s important to find a tooth replacement that can make you feel confident in your smile again—something that dental implant treatment can accomplish. A small metal post that naturally integrates with the bone and tissue in the mouth to become a permanent structure, this structure supports a false tooth and anchors it in a way that looks and feels completely natural.
Getting Dental Implants
In order to get dental implants, you will need to undergo a full consultation with our Philadelphia implant dentist to make sure that you are healthy enough for this tooth replacement. Don't worry—the vast majority of patients qualify. Once we deem you an ideal candidate, we will need to perform minor surgery in order to place the implant into your jawbone.
Following the procedure, it will take up to 6 months for the implant to fuse together with the jawbone, after which we will place a special piece on top of the implant that will connect the titanium piece with the false tooth. The whole process can take up to one year or more depending on how many dental implants are being placed and where.
Need Dental Care? Contact Us
Gilbert Dental Care in Philadelphia wants every patient to have a smile they feel confident in. If tooth loss is holding you back and making you feel self-conscious, then call our office today at (215) 972-0406 to schedule your consultation.