If you are missing one or more teeth or are uncomfortable wearing partial or full dentures, dental implants may be the perfect solution. A dental implant is a titanium screw that is surgically placed in your jaw where it functions as a tooth root and stimulates the bone and tissue to keep them from disintegrating as often happens after tooth loss. An abutment is fastened to the implanted screw, and a natural-looking artificial tooth is attached to the abutment.
Once the artificial tooth is placed on the abutment, it looks, feels and functions just like a natural tooth. Your implant is permanent and will keep your teeth secure at all times. Dental implants can also be used to secure partial or full dentures.
The All-on-4 concept is the best solution for full-arch treatment using tilted implants. The best part is that you do not need a dental implant for each missing tooth. We use just four precisely placed implants on each arch to restore a full smile. And because the implant is made of titanium, it has the amazing ability to fuse to bone and function as a part of it. Eventually, the implant becomes a part of the jawbone and will serve as a strong, long-lasting foundation for your teeth. This bone fusion also prevents future bone loss in the jaw and helps to maintain a youthful facial structure.
Whether you need Implant-supported partials or full dentures, you will find that they function just like normal teeth, allowing you to bite, chew, speak and smile just as you did with your permanent teeth.
Premier Dentistry of Philadelphia has been providing quality dentistry to the city of Philadelphia for over 80 years. Dr. Shahram Shamloo and Dr. Naomi Ram are specialists in providing care to Philly-area patients. Contact us today at (215) 234-7644 to schedule your visit.