When should I consider dental implants?
- Posted on: Jan 30 2021
While the loss of baby teeth is part of the development of the smile, the loss of adult teeth is not. Once you have your permanent, adult teeth, you need to care for them properly so they will last a lifetime. But what if the unexpected happens? What if trauma knocks out a permanent tooth and it cannot be reattached? What if you develop periodontal disease and the tooth is loss from shrunken jaw bone? What if you have a large cavity that cannot be repaired with a filling and requires the extraction of the natural tooth? If you are in a situation where tooth loss has happened, it is a good idea to work with a dentist who offers tooth replacement options. One of the most popular options requested by patients of Dr. Lindsey Marshall of Ardmore, PA is the dental implant.
How does the dental implant work?
Just like placing replacement parts on other areas of the body, dental implants replace missing teeth. They act as the natural tooth root once did, forging itself into the jawbone as a strong and durable foundation for the restoration. Dental implants are versatile and may be restored on top with crowns, bridges, or dentures, depending on the need of the patient. This versatility, and their longevity, makes them a popular choice for new and current patients of our practice.
When should I think about dental implants?
Patients considering a more permanent, long-lasting option for replacing one or more teeth might want to ask our team about the benefits of dental implants. They are stand-alone restorations that do not require any special attention when compared to partial removable dentures or cleaning under dental bridges. The dental implant should be considered by patients with an otherwise healthy smile and sufficient bone in the jaw.
Are you thinking about dental implants for tooth replacement?
If so, now is a great time to connect with a restorative dentist who can determine candidacy. Dr. Lindsey Marshall is a dedicated professional ready and willing to help! Call her office at (610) 649-0696 to request a consultation visit with our team and take the first step towards repairing the smile with dental implants!
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