RESTORE YOUR SMILE & CONFIDENCE WITH PITTSBURGH DENTAL IMPLANTS
Permanently Replace Missing Teeth with Our Natural-Looking Tooth Implants in Pittsburgh
Feeling a little self-conscious about a few missing teeth? Becoming increasingly annoyed by uncomfortable dentures? Polished Dental’s Pittsburgh dental implants will change not just the way you look, but the way you carry yourself.
Imagine once again smiling with confidence and unabashedly laughing without covering your mouth?
Imagine once again being able to eat comfortably without compromised chewing ability?
These things are possible with our tooth implants in Pittsburgh. A tooth implant looks, feels, and functions just like a real tooth. Even better, it lasts a lifetime.
What Is a Tooth Implant?
A tooth implant is a tiny titanium post that is surgically implanted into your jawbone wherever teeth are missing. Each implant’s function is to serve as an artificial root of a missing tooth. The implant eventually becomes permanently fixed by fusing to the jawbone. This is through a process known as osseointegration where bone grows around the implant to hold it in place. It can then act as an anchor for a range of prosthetic tooth replacements.
How Long Do Your Pittsburgh Dental Implants Take?
There are three phases to our Pittsburgh dental implants. While varying from one person to the next, the process as a whole can take anywhere from 5 to 12 months. In rare circumstances, the implants and replacement teeth can be completed in just one or two visits. Generally, there are three phases, two of which are surgical procedures:
Evaluation & Preparation – When you visit Polished Dental for a tooth implant in Pittsburgh, we will begin with a thorough evaluation of your mouth. This may involve anything from extracting a tooth that’s troubling you to X-rays or a CT scan.
We’ll look for existing dentition and the bone structure of the implant site to determine if bone grafting is necessary. If you’ve been missing tooth for some time, bone grafting will most likely be needed. In this case, you’ll need roughly 3 to 6 months set aside for this first phase of the process.
Artificial Root Placement – Next we place the implants into the jawbone. This surgical procedure usually takes 1 to 2 hours. Over the next 3 to 6 months, the implants sit beneath the gum’s surface where they gradually bond with the jawbone. This creates a durable artificial tooth root for your new replacement tooth to be affixed to. Temporary dentures can be worn throughout this time. A diet of soft and cold foods may be recommended. Warm soup may also help with healing.
Placement of the Artificial Tooth or Crown- The third and final phase is the procedure where we place the artificial tooth or crown onto the artificial root. The implant is uncovered and a small post, which protrudes through the gums, is attached. This post won’t be visible when the artificial tooth or crown is placed.
Benefits of Pittsburgh Dental Implants
Dental implants have become an increasingly popular and effective means of tooth replacement. Some of the benefits of our tooth implants in Pittsburgh include:
Improved Appearance – Not only do you regain your smile, but tooth implants also help preserve facial structure by preventing the bone deterioration that accompanies missing teeth. Since most bone loss occurs within one year of losing a tooth, the sooner you can get a dental implant – the better.
Improved Speech – Slurred words or mumbling are common among those with poor-fitting dentures. Dental implants put an end to speech issues caused by prosthetic teeth slipping in your mouth.
Improved Comfort & Convenience – Unlike removable dentures, tooth implants become part of you. There’s no feeling that something foreign is in your mouth. There’s also no removing and cleaning dentures every night at bedtime and dealing with messy adhesives.
Improved Oral Health – Unlike a tooth-supported bridge, teeth near an implanted tooth aren’t altered to support it. They also aren’t more susceptible to decay like they are with dentures. Since there are no dentures for food to get stuck under, oral hygiene is also significantly better with tooth implants.
Improved Self-Esteem – An improved smile and a healthier mouth go a long way in improving someone’s self-esteem and confidence.
Have Questions About Our Pittsburgh Dental Implants?
CONTACT POLISHED DENTAL TODAY
Call our office today at 412-281-3546 or schedule an appointment to determine if our tooth implants in Pittsburgh are right for you.