Gerber Dental Care is the go-to office for dental implants in the North Huntingdon area. For teens and adults missing one or more teeth, these tooth replacements provide both excellent oral function and wonderful smile appearance—read on to learn how!
What are dental implants?
They are the best tooth replacements available. They look real, feel natural, and provide biting/chewing functionality that is strong and reliable. Best of all, they improve the quality of your jaw bone as they occupy the sockets vacated by extracted teeth. Other tooth replacements do not do that.
In his North Huntingdon practice, Dr. Gerber will perform an oral exam to determine if dental implants are right for you. They most likely are if you:
- Are in good oral and systemic health (healthy gum tissue is important)
- Have enough bone in your jaw to support an implant device
- Brush and floss carefully every day and see your dentist every six months for cleanings
The implant treatment
After performing an examination and qualifying you as a candidate for treatment, Dr. Gerber will begin the implant procedure by numbing the implant site and inserting the titanium screw. This device has a roughened surface and innate biocompatibility.
Through osseointegration, bone cells adhere to the implant. During the ensuing weeks, the bond between your jaw bone and device will strengthen, and then, Dr. Gerber can bond on a metal post and porcelain crown to finish your new tooth.
Uses of dental implants
You can restore your smile with dental implants if you are missing single teeth or require multiple-tooth replacement with fixed bridgework. Additionally, people who are missing all of their teeth on either, or both, jaw arches can enjoy the benefits of these dental marvels through implant-supported dentures.
Find out more
Here at Gerber Dental Care in the North Huntingdon area, a treatment plan is individualized to meet your needs. If dental implants are part of that plan, expect a smile that looks great, works well, and lasts a lifetime! Call our Bethesda office today for an implant consultation: (724) 864-7900.