Find out how these small restorations can do big things for your smile.
You need to replace your missing teeth, but how are you going to do it? You don’t want to just settle for any old option. Do you want something that’s going to look and feel just like a real tooth, right? Our Erie, PA, dentist Dr. Rosanne Palermo is proud to offer dental implants, which change the way we look at tooth loss.
How does a dental implant work?
If you were to take a look at a dental implant you may not believe that such a small metal post could do so much for your oral health. The magic lies in surgically placing the implant into the jawbone to replace the tooth’s roots. Why are tooth roots so important? While the roots may not be visible, they play an essential part of your oral health. The jawbone needs the stimulation from the roots in order to remain strong and stable. Without tooth roots, the jawbone would deteriorate. This is why those with tooth loss often face bone loss.
Fortunately, you can prevent bone loss by getting dental implants from our Erie general dentist. During a simple procedure performed right here in our office, we can replace your missing tooth roots with an implant, which acts like artificial tooth roots. Implants provide the exact stimulation that your jawbone needs to prevent bone loss. Of course, the sooner you seek treatment and replace your missing tooth the less bone loss you will face.
How long do dental implants last?
Another perk of getting dental implants is that they are made from titanium, so they are durable and strong enough to last a long time. Plus, as the jawbone begins to heal from surgery it will fuse together with the implant to prevent it from moving around. Once the implant and jawbone are one, you’ll know you have a restoration that is designed to last the rest of your life, if you keep up with your oral care and keep your implant healthy.
Are you ready to find out more about what dental implants can do for you? If so, call our Erie, PA, dental office today to learn more and schedule a consultation with us. Tooth loss doesn’t have to be forever; we can help.