Dental implants are a great way to regain a natural-looking, complete smile. With these high-tech replacement teeth, you receive an implant that mimics the entire natural structure. During the dental implant procedure, a titanium “root” is inserted into your jawbone and will be used to support the bridge, denture, or crown.
The dental implant will look, feel, and act like a real tooth with the potential to last the course of a lifetime with proper care.
For patients with one or more missing teeth, or you have decayed or broken teeth that are possibly beyond repair, dental implants are typically a great solution. Those who currently are uncomfortable with their dentures, partial dentures, or bridge, can also benefit from dental implants.
Dental implants can last a long time.
Dental implants, when cared for properly, can last a lifetime, whereas other solutions such as a dental bridge may only last for about ten years. With dental implants, the titanium they are made of is bio-compatible, which means it is non-toxic and will not be rejected by the body but rather integrates with the jawbone.
Because dental implants look and behave like natural teeth, they can restore full chewing power. This helps patients eat normally as well as brush and floss normally.
Missing teeth can result in bone loss, which can lead to facial sagging. This happens when the lower third of your face starts to collapse, closing the distance between the chin and the tip of your nose. Other changes such as thinning lips, excess wrinkles, and a more pointed chin can cause premature aging.
When you have a missing tooth, the gap where the tooth is missing can serve as a trap for bacteria and food. This can lead to gum disease.
At Bamonte Oral Surgery, we will expertly evaluate your dental health to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants. Wexford patients and those in the surrounding areas can call today to schedule an appointment.
Dr. John A. Bamonte, a native of the Pittsburgh area, is a graduate of Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences. He then attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and finished in the top 10 of his class in 1984 with the degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine. Through 1985, Dr. Bamonte practiced general dentistry with his father in Natrona Heights and concurrently earned a Master of Science degree in Anatomy/Histology at the University of Pittsburgh.