For many men and women, removable prosthetics like full and partial dentures are a sufficient tooth replacement option, but they aren’t right for everyone. If you are considering your tooth replacement options and want to restore your smile permanently,
The Stronger, More Beautiful Smile You Deserve
A dental implant is a small, biocompatible post that is securely anchored within the bone of your jaw in the socket where a natural tooth once stood. Following the placement of the implant, the bone tissue of the jaw begins to fuse around it, creating a sturdy foundation for a custom crown, bridge, or denture. This process is called osseointegration, and it takes approximately two to six months after the implant is placed.
When a natural tooth is lost or extracted, the jaw bone in the area begins to deteriorate. Fortunately, this bone loss can be mitigated with the placement of a dental implant. This reduces your risk of future tooth loss and preserves the contours of your face. With dental implants, you can finally feel free to eat your favorite foods again, even tough-to-chew foods like corn on the cob, steak, or a crisp apple. Patients who have lived with missing teeth or removable dentures for years love the feeling of enjoying a complete diet again, as well as the ability to smile openly and with confidence.
Schedule Your Dental Implants Consultation
If you are missing teeth and interested in learning more about how dental implants may be able to help you reclaim your smile, please contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Devlin. Conveniently located in State College, PA, our state-of-the-art dental practice is privileged to serve the complete dental care needs of families in the surrounding areas of Altoona, Bellefonte, Centre Hall, and beyond. We look forward to helping you rediscover your quality of life with a full set of beautiful teeth and a more confident smile.