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When individuals in West Chester, PA begin considering tooth replacement options, there are many factors to take into consideration. The structure of the solution, long term stability, and cost are all important to evaluate. While no artificial restoration will ever completely replicate a biological tooth, dental implants are the closest structurally to a natural tooth.
The loss of permanent teeth is not just an aesthetic problem. Missing teeth impact your ability to bite, chew, and speak properly. Furthermore, many people are embarrassed by their smile, causing a loss in confidence and self-esteem. At Briglia Dental Group, we believe that dental implants are the gold standard of tooth replacement because they are a long term, natural looking solution that looks and feels as close to biological teeth as possible.
Dental implants differ from other tooth replacement options because they integrate into the jawbone. Traditional dentures sit on top of the gums and are kept in place with suction or adhesive and dental bridges are anchored by crowns on top of natural teeth. When a dental implant is placed into the bone, it acts as a replacement for the tooth root. Over time, the bone will fuse around the implant which is what make the dental implants such a stable solution.
Once the implant is in place, the restoration can be completed with either a dental crown, bridge or denture.
Jeff sought us out after he lost one of his front teeth. Replacing a single front tooth, especially when that tooth is in the highly-visible upper arch, can be quite tricky. It’s not easy to match the cosmetics of the replacement tooth to the adjacent upper tooth.
Jeff is all smiles after we filled his gap with an attractive crown supported by an implant. When placed in the upper jaw, the implant acts as a natural tooth root. Once the tooth is restored with a porcelain crown, it is held in place securely by the implant in the jawbone. For the most cosmetic result, the abutment that connects the implant to the crown is made from Zirconia ceramic. Dental ceramics replicate the unique properties of natural tooth structure.
When it comes to missing teeth one of the biggest concerns long term is the loss of bone tissue. In the absence of a tooth root, bone degeneration will occur which causes remaining teeth to shift out of place and can also lead to a sunken facial profile, making individuals look much older than they are. If you have ever seen someone take out their dentures, then you understand how the absence of teeth can impact the profile.
Because dental implants integrate into the jawbone, they mimic the role of a tooth root and stabilize the jawbone to prevent degeneration. With healthy at home oral care and professional dental visits, patients can enjoy their dental implants for decades to come.
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The good thing about dental implants is that many individuals can qualify as a candidate. Patients must be in good overall health as well as oral health and need to have sufficient bone density. If a patient has lost significant density due to disease, he or she may be eligible for a graft prior to receiving implants.
If you are in the West Chester, PA area, and you would like to learn more about dental implants to see if they are right for you, please call our office today at (610) 615 0160.
Dr. Ron Briglia has been practicing dentistry since 1984. With decades of experience and extensive continuing education, Dr. Briglia provides the most comprehensive dental services.
He earned his Bachelor of Science from Gannon University and his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Temple University Dental School. He has received advanced training at prestigious organizations like Pankey and Las Vegas Institutes. He is IV and oral sedation-certified too.
Most of Dr. Briglia’s patients have continued with him in his family of patients for over 30 – 35 years, and the restorations he has provided them have lasted for 25-35 years – clear evidence of his skills and expertise.
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