Would you like to look younger, speak more clearly, and enjoy a wider selection of foods? Are you one of the 40% of denture wearers who has been wearing the same appliance for more than ten years? Would you like to avoid the bone loss that is inevitable with the loss of even one tooth? Then dental implants – permanently placed artificial teeth that are anchored in your jaw – may be right for you. And at Dental Excellence of Hatfield, we can help.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants look, feel, and function like natural teeth, improving your appearance, comfort, and self-confidence. Dentists have been working with them for more than thirty years. They’ve become so popular that more than 500,000 dental implants are placed every year.
What Can Dental Implants Be Used For?
If you feel self-conscious about your teeth and mouth, consider that dental implants can replace the form and function of missing teeth, whether it’s only one tooth or two ... or even if it’s to replace teeth in an entire jaw. Implants can also be used to anchor dentures to prevent soreness and clicking, or as replacements for partial dentures and bridgework.
How Can I Get Dental Implants in Hatfield?
After a thorough consultation, we can help you to decide if implants are right for you by reviewing your medical history, examining your oral tissues, and by taking impressions and radiographs. If your dental evaluation shows that you are a good candidate for the implant procedure, you may look forward to smiling with comfort and confidence again. Together we’ll determine if dental implants are right for you.
How is this procedure done?
If you are a candidate, the first step is placing the titanium dental implant post below the gumline. After the artificial root has stabilized and integrated into your jawbone, phase 2 involves attaching an abutment and replacement tooth crown above the gumline. This combination then begins to stimulate your jawbone like your old tooth root did – intercepting further bone loss.
How much do dental implants cost?
This depends on various factors specific to your case – type of implant, location, number of implants, etc. Many insurance plans cover implants.
If you’re missing teeth and want to smile again with confidence, eat the foods you love, and feel the advantages of a healthy intact smile, call today. We’d love to give you something to smile about!
Yours in continuing dental health,
Jessica Scordamaglia, DMD, your dentist in Hatfield
A unique, caring practice that really does focus on more than numbers.