What Are Dental Implants

Dental implants are replacements for your natural teeth.

Natural teeth are connected to biologic roots inside the gum tissue. When they become decayed or compromised and unable to function properly, the best solution is recreating teeth that most closely resemble nature.

Dental implants are synthetic roots. The scientifically proven ones are made from titanium, a substance that is compatible with gum tissue and that over just a few months’ time will actually bond to natural bone. They become the sub-structure for a whole new set of non-removable teeth.

Because prosthetic teeth need to be connected to the implants (roots), an intermediary piece of hardware called an abutment is involved. These abutments are links between the healing implant and the teeth that will compose the smile.

With natural teeth, each tooth has its own independent root, however it is not necessary to place a dental implant for every laboratory-made tooth. The most ideal full arch built upon dental implants requires six implants.

There is still a strong case for the use of veneers, crowns and bridges when a patient’s mouth is primarily healthy and cosmetically sound. Dental implants are indicated for patients with more serious dental problems or when the same tooth or teeth need recurrent treatment.

Dental Implants can be a viable solution for:

  • Replacing upper and lower dentures
  • Severe periodontal disease
  • Rampant tooth decay
  • Missing and loose teeth
  • Unsuccessful root canal therapy
  • Fractured teeth
  • Severe malocclusion (bad bite)

Dental implant technology is not difficult to understand. The implant experience at the Pi Dental Center is very customized and has been designed to be a positive experience for every patient. If you are seeking dental implants near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey or New York area, consider crossing the bridge.

With a 99% success rate for dental implants, comes to Pi, where the rewards far outweigh the risks.

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Audio: Rich Zeoli Discusses Dental Implant Treatment at Pi Dental Center.

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