Our patients often tell us that missing teeth cause them to refrain from properly smiling in public, leading them to feel anxious and worried about their overall appearance and health. Our office provides a great solution for missing teeth in the form of dental implants.
A dental implant is basically a screw-shaped restoration made using titanium. The most commonly used type of implants is endosteal implants. Implants are surgically placed in the jawbone at the site of a missing tooth to act as a permanent, artificial tooth root. The implant integrates with the jawbone through a process known as “osseointegration” and becomes a part of your oral anatomy. A prosthetic tooth can be placed on top of the implant for which the implant acts as a long-lasting, stable, and strong base. Since implants are fixed, there are no worries of them slipping away like dentures as you eat, smile and talk in public. You can also enjoy all your favorite foods just like you would with your natural teeth.
The All-on-4® treatment procedure is an affordable solution that eliminates the need for bone grafting and allows patients to have a full arch of teeth in just one day. The treatment process makes use of two straight anterior implants and two implants tilted up to 45º in the posterior. These are placed in such a way that they can support a full set of teeth. Tilting of the posterior implants allows for the implants to be placed without bone grafting. The treatment time is shortened since replacement teeth can be immediately placed on top of the implants.
Get permanent, healthy looking and naturally function replacement teeth with dental implants from the office of Joseph F. DeSantis and Associates LLC.To know if you’re an ideal candidate for implant dentistry procedures, please contact our office for a consultation. Call us at 610-601-5547.