Dental implants are a restorative treatment that allows patients to replace missing natural teeth.
Springfield patients considering dental implants will want to ensure that they are a proper candidate.
It is important to understand how a dental implant works to decide if it is the best solution for you. Dental implants are constructed of a titanium post. This post is surgically embedded into the jawbone where the lost tooth once was. The bone acts as the stabilizer. Bone growth is stimulated, causing it to grow around the implant and hold it in place. This process is called osseointegration, and once it has completed, the dental implant derives significant strength from it. Dr. Kanorwalla of Vanguard Dental can then restore the dental implant with a dental crown on top that is fabricated to match the existing teeth. This allows the implant to look aesthetically pleasing while providing full functionality for chewing, biting, and speaking.
Patients do have some other options when it comes to restoring their smile after tooth loss. Patients seeking a less expensive alternative may consider either partial or full dentures. Others may find that dental bridges are the best solution. Dental bridges are porcelain restorations created to bond over adjacent teeth and use a false tooth called a pontic to replace the lost one. However, patients who want a restoration that will last a lifetime may consider a dental implant. It will exceed its value over investment in no time at all as a permanent way to address missing natural teeth. It is the “gold standard” in restorative dentistry. However, patients considering implants must ensure they have sufficient bone structure for the placement.
If you are located in Springfield and seeking a quality dentist in the area, contact Dr. Kanorwalla of Vanguard Dental to schedule an initial visit and learn about the various restorative treatments offered in her practice. She also serves families in Indian Orchard, Hampden, East Longmeadow, Ludlow, Chicopee, Sixteen Acres, and Wilbraham.
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