How Do Dental Implants Work?

Dental Implants | Philadelphia, PA DentistIf you have permanently damaged teeth or are missing teeth, dental implants can be a permanent solution to your cosmetic dentistry needs. Dental implants take the place of your missing teeth and are permanent options that actually become a part of your jaw.

Dental implants are consist of the following three parts:

  • Titanium post — this is implanted into your jaw so it fuses with your bone and surrounding gum tissue
  • Abutment — attached to the titanium post and connects the false tooth to the post
  • False tooth — this may be a dental crown, bridge, or dentures

The titanium post is placed in your jaw and needs time to thoroughly fuse where your tooth used to be. Once your jawbone has fully integrated with the post, our Philadelphia dentist, Dr. Lindsey Marshall, will fit you with your dental crown. The crown is made of porcelain and gets made in the exact color of your surrounding teeth so it fits in seamlessly with your smile.

If you're interested in a permanent dental solution to stained, cracked, or missing teeth, please contact our dentist today to discuss dental implants. Dr. Marshall can help you determine if they are a good way for your to restore your smile to its original luster. Call us today at (610) 649-0696 to schedule a consultation appointment. 

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