Dental implants are restorations that can replace one or more permanent missing teeth. We recommend dental implants for patients who want lasting, stable dental crowns, bridges, and dentures. Implants consist of titanium posts and an abutment that keeps false teeth in place. Once an oral surgeon places the implants and they fully heal, patients can benefit from a lifetime of healthy smiles. If you want to know more about how dental implants can benefit you, read on! Our practice is proud to provide lasting dental implants in Lititz, PA.
The Benefits of Dental Implants in Lititz, PA
Dental implants provide many benefits for patients with missing permanent teeth. The top advantages of implant treatment include:
Enhance the Smile
Dental implants secure restorations that improve the smile’s aesthetics. After the dental implants fully heal, we use them to secure custom-made restorations. We work with local dental labs to create tooth-colored restorations that look and feel natural. Implants secure dental crowns, dental bridges, and dentures that blend in with any remaining teeth or work on their own to create functional and aesthetically pleasing smiles.
Improve the Bite
Missing teeth create an unbalanced bite which makes everyday life uncomfortable and can contribute to problems like TMD. Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) create problems like teeth clenching and grinding, jaw pain and tension, and even headaches. Gaps in the smile can create these problems if patients do not replace their missing teeth soon enough.
Restorations like removable dentures can also make it difficult for patients to bite and chew the foods they love, leading to restrictions against harder or crunchier foods. Alternatively, implant-secured restorations secure false teeth and do not have dietary restrictions once they are fully healed.
High Success Rate
Dental implants have a success rate of about 95%. We make sure that patients are in good oral health and have sufficient healthy jaw bone to support dental implants. Bone grafting or sinus lifts can help ensure that patients are viable candidates for implant treatment. Additionally, before implant treatment, we will provide general and restorative care to ensure that patients are free of gum disease, tooth decay, and other dental problems that will impact the health of the implants and the smile.
Once the dental implant posts fuse with the jaw bone, they stay in the mouth as a permanent part of the smile. As long as patients care for their smiles with routine dental appointments and a good oral hygiene routine, their implants should last. Dental implants also help restorations last longer than if they were removable. For example, implant-supported dentures can last longer than removable dentures.
Do you have missing teeth? Are you interested in dental implant treatment? Request a dental consultation with Dr. Sara Gotwalt today or call 717-627-6980. Let us know if you have any questions about implant treatment; we’re here to help you.