Recent research shows that 69% of adults over the age of 35 are missing at least one permanent tooth. As we age, the risk of further tooth loss only increases. By age 74, nearly 26% of American adults are missing all of their natural teeth. A variety of causes can lead to tooth loss, including trauma, tooth decay, and even gum disease. Fortunately, if you have one or more missing teeth, your smile can still be restored to its former beauty. At By Design Dental, your Philadelphia implant dentists provide breakthrough dental implants. In today’s blog, we discuss the advantages of dental implants for restoring smiles.
What is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants usually contain three parts that include the fixture (or implant), the abutment, and the crown. The fixture is comparable to a small titanium wood screw and is placed into the jawbone. It replaces the root of a natural tooth.
Once the fixture is secured in the bone, a second component called an abutment is attached to the implant. The abutment is designed to attach the teeth, and keep them permanently in place. The abutment attaches to the fixture and crowns attach to the abutment. When everything is in place it looks and feels just like your natural teeth.
Convenient, Natural Looking Restorations
At By Design Dental, we don’t want your budget or hectic schedule to prevent you from restoring your smile. In addition to offering convenient financing options, By Design Dental is one of the few practices that can complete every step of the implant process in-house. Instead of relying on other facilities or offsite labs, we employ a team of an oral surgeon, a prosthodontist, and an in-house dental laboratory, all under one roof. In most cases, this allows patients to receive their new restorations in a single visit.
Our team works hard to ensure your restorations look and function like natural teeth. This is why we use biocompatible materials like titanium implant fixtures. Titanium allows the fixtures to bond with bone tissue. The materials used to create the teeth added to the top of the implants mimics the translucent qualities of enamel. As a result, your new implants have the ability to blend seamlessly with your smile.
Schedule a Visit with Your Philadelphia Implant Dentists
Interested in improving the health and beauty of your smile? Schedule a free consultation and a low dose panoramic X-ray today by calling 484-231-1177. At By Design Dental, we provide affordable and convenient dental implants, employing the latest in implant technology to restore your smile to full function and appearance. We look forward to seeing you soon at our office located at The Atrium, 234 Mall Blvd., Suite 180, King of Prussia, PA 19406.