Complete Your Smile with Dental Implants
Have you been dreaming about having a winning smile, but dentures aren’t for you? Dental implants are comparable to your natural teeth. You can eat the foods you enjoy and smile with confidence.
Advanced Dentistry of Centre County in State College, PA is a state-of-the-art family dental practice. Our team focuses on patient-centered care. We offer dental implant placement in our office to give you a dream smile.
What are dental implants?
A dental implant involves a metal screw (typically made from titanium) that is placed in your jawbone to replace the root of your missing tooth. On top of the metal screw is an abutment that holds the replacement tooth. The replacement tooth is fabricated, so it looks natural and matches your surrounding teeth.
The dental implant functions just like your natural tooth. Because the implant is embedded firmly into the jawbone, it provides impressive biting power and stability so you can eat whatever foods you enjoy without worrying. With proper care, a dental implant can last a lifetime.
Once affixed, a dental implant acts like a natural tooth. It will eventually fuse with your jawbone, so there is no movement or slipping. A dental implant helps prevent bone loss, which can prematurely age you. Dental implants act as a natural tooth and give your bone the support it needs. Also, a dental implant will cause no discomfort when fully healed.
Many patients choose dental implants to replace missing teeth or for placement of an entire arch after tooth extraction. The dental implant successfully supports a denture or bridge. Many individuals who have a removable denture will opt for dental implants to hold the denture firmly in place. Dental implants are an excellent alternative to old-fashioned dentures. Implant options include:
Implant-supported bridges: Implant bridges consist of two or more crowns that are joined to form a single unit. The unit is then bonded to the dental implants for permanency.
Implant-supported denture: An implant-supported denture is a full denture arch that is held in place by the implants. You’ll need two or more implants to attach the denture arch.
All-on-4 dental implants: Nobel BioCare™, All-on-4 dental implants effectively replace a full arch. The process involves the surgical insertion of four biocompatible implant screws in the upper or lower arch. The dental implants will hold dentures in place and are an excellent option to removable dentures.
Are dental implants right for me?
At our dental practice, our State College, PA dentists will evaluate the health of your jawbone and gums to determine if dental implants will fit your particular needs. In some situations, a patient may require bone graft surgery to supply added support to the implant before our dentists can perform dental implant surgery.
Dental implants are not the right choice for everyone. If you are a frequent tobacco user, suffer from periodontal disease, or are pregnant, then dental implants might not be the correct choice for your needs.
Schedule a consultation for dental implants in State College, PA
Our State College PA dentists specialize in dental implants. You can undergo the entire dental implant process under one roof at our practice, with our team taking care of all your needs and concerns every step of the way. We have served the community’s dental needs for over 40 years. If you are ready to restore your smile, then contact Advanced Dentistry of Centre County to schedule a consultation with one of our implant dentists.