Restorative Dentistry: Dental Implants

Dr. Devlin Replaces Missing Teeth for Full, Healthy Smiles

Are you embarrassed to smile because of missing teeth? Many people mistakenly believe that a missing tooth is merely a cosmetic problem. But losing a tooth, whether to injury or dental disease, can create serious problems for your oral health. Shifting and rotating of neighboring teeth, gum disease, jawbone atrophy, and additional tooth loss can all occur within just a few years. Replacing a tooth, or teeth, with dental implants can restore your oral health.

How Do Dental Implants Work?

During a short oral surgery, a small titanium post is placed in the jaw, just below the gum. As the implant heals, the bone fuses with the post creating a solid foundation, just like a tooth root. Dr. Devlin will then attach a handcrafted dental crown atop the post to complete the implant. It looks like a natural tooth, feels like a natural tooth, and functions like a natural tooth restoring confidence to your smile.

Implant-retained Dentures for Maximum Comfort

If you experience the pain of slipping dentures or endure the embarrassment of clicks and noises when you speak, talk to Dr. Devlin about implant-retained dentures. Using a few dental implants, your denture will simply snap onto the posts for a perfectly stable fit. Implant-retained dentures stay comfortably in place, eliminating the discomfort of sliding and allowing you to enjoy life with a secure smile.

Your best smile begins with a visit to our State College dental office, serving Bellefonte, Centre Hall, Altoona, and surrounding communities. Call today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Devlin.