Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. Individuals who have lost teeth can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure. They prevent the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
Dental implants provide a wide range of tooth replacement solutions, including:
- Single tooth replacement
- Anterior replacement
- Posterior replacement
- Full upper replacement
Types of Implants
- The Root Implant is the most popular and most effective because it mirrors the size and shape of a patient’s natural tooth. This implant is often as strong as the original tooth. The implant or artificial root is placed into the jawbone under local anesthesia, then heals to integrate with the bone. Once the jawbone is attached to the implant, the patient returns to the dental office where the implant is fitted with the new tooth. This process generally takes anywhere from three to eight months.
- The Plate Form Implant is ideal in situations where the jawbone is not wide enough to properly support a root implant. The plate form implant is a flat, long implant which is set directly on top of the jawbone and under the gums. Bone and tissue will eventually grow around this type of implant, making it more secure. This type of implant is also called an endosteal implant.
- The Subperiosteal Implant is used when the jawbone has receded to the point where it can no longer support an implant. Subperiosteal implants are dental implants made out of a metal framework. This metal frame is attached under your gum tissue but above your jawbone. Protruding from the metal frame of the subperiosteal implant are small metal posts.
Dental Health Group is proud to offer dental implants to patients in Colmar, Landsdale, Montgomery County, Chalfont, Hatfield PA and surrounding areas.