June 7, 2022
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Tooth loss can compromise your smile and may make it harder to bite and chew, but it doesn’t have to be permanent. Dental implants provide long-lasting and natural-looking tooth replacement.

We are happy to offer dental implant placement to our patients at Arch Dental Implants & Oral Surgery, providing a second chance for a beautiful, healthy smile.

Call our office at (215) 273-3347 and schedule your dental implant consultation today!

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants represent the standard of care for tooth loss. Each implant is a titanium screw carefully secured in the jawbone to provide an anchor for dental prosthesis, such as a crown. These replacement teeth are custom-made by your dentist and designed to look and behave like your natural teeth.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Choosing dental implants over alternative methods, such as bridges and dentures, has several advantages.

  • Unlike other methods, dental implants don’t require healthy, adjacent teeth to be modified or otherwise compromised.
  • Dental implants are currently the only form of tooth replacement that actively preserve your jawbone, preventing reabsorption.
  • Dental implants can last a long time with proper hygiene and care.
  • Once fully healed, implants will allow you to maintain your smile and enjoy your favorite foods as usual.

Why Are Dental Implants the Preferred Method of Tooth Replacement?

Dental implants are unique in the way they provide long-lasting restoration while preserving your oral health.

When you lose a tooth and do not have it replaced with an implant, you are likely to experience the loss of bone, as the jaw requires a tooth to provide ongoing stimulation. Over time this can lead to unwelcome changes to your facial appearance while also making dental restoration more difficult. Implants provide the stimulation that keeps your jaw bone healthy and actively preserves your facial structure.

Additionally, implants are one of the only forms of tooth replacement that don’t require adjacent teeth to be sanded or shaved down. Implants allow you to ensure that a one-tooth problem remains a one-tooth problem, preserving the surrounding healthy and viable teeth.

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Dental implants are considered to be a permanent solution for missing teeth, and with proper care, they can last a lifetime.

However, there are a few factors that can affect the lifespan of your implants, such as:

  • Oral hygiene: Just like your natural teeth, dental implants need to be brushed and flossed regularly to prevent plaque buildup, which can lead to gum disease and implant failure.
  • Smoking: Smoking can significantly reduce the lifespan of dental implants. This is because smoking weakens the immune system and slows down the healing process.
  • Bone health: Osteoporosis, a condition that weakens bones, can make it more difficult for dental implants to fuse with the jawbone.
  • Bruxism: Grinding or clenching your teeth can put excessive stress on dental implants and lead to their failure.

If you take good care of your dental implants, they can last for many years, even decades. However, it is important to be aware of the factors that can affect their lifespan so that you can take steps to mitigate them.

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

How much your procedure will cost depends on multiple factors like how many implants you’ll need, if you need additional procedures like a bone graft or a sinus lift.

Some insurance policies can cover some costs of this procedure, but you’ll need to speak with your insurance provider for specific details.

For the most accurate estimate, you’ll need to schedule a consultation at our Blue Bell office. We can give you an estimate tailored to your situation. We can also help you navigate through the complex world of insurance and talk about various financing options.

You’re in Good Hands With Us

Tooth loss can be challenging. However, dental implants provide an opportunity for smile restoration and a renewed sense of confidence. To learn more about your eligibility for tooth replacement, contact Arch Dental Implants & Oral Surgery at (215) 273-3347.