There are many different tooth restoration treatments that can be used to replace the missing teeth of Drexel Hill, PA patients. Traditionally, dentures and dental bridges have been used to treat patients with missing teeth. However, these treatments are quickly being replaced with dental implants, which provide results that work and feel better than these other types of restoration. The many benefits that come with dental implants are the result of the overall structure of an implant, which is made up of three different pieces. We encourage you to read on to learn more about the dental implant pieces used by Dr. Barry Cohen and the benefits that result due to these pieces.
While we have seen dental implants that are made up of only two pieces, we prefer to use a system that is made up of three pieces. These are:
The reason dental implants are able to provide so many unique benefits is because of the process of osseointegration, which we spoke very briefly about above. Osseointegration is an organic process that occurs as your implant fixture heals. Because titanium is biocompatible, your jawbone will heal around the fixture, growing up along it. Each fixture is also covered in small holes, which your jawbone will be able to thread itself through, pulling the implant fixture in place and holding it there permanently.
Thanks to osseointegration, dental implants come with many exclusive benefits that can drastically improve your quality of life. For instance, the fact that your dental implants are held in place by your jawbone means that they should never get loose or fall out of place, both of which are common problems associated with dentures. This fusion to your jawbone also allows your implants to provide stimulation to your jawbone, preventing the structure from deteriorating.
One last benefit that comes with dental implants is the fact that they require no additional maintenance. In order to keep your implants healthy, you will only need to brush and floss them regularly, as well as attend your regularly scheduled checkups and cleanings. You will not need to purchase any additional products to keep them maintained. And, even with this minimal amount of care, your dental implants have the potential to last you the rest of your lifetime.
Are you currently living in or around the Drexel Hill, Upper Darby, Havertown, Springfield, and Broomall, PA areas and are curious about what dental implants may be able to do for your smile? Then we encourage you to contact our office and schedule a free no-obligation consultation with Dr. Barry Cohen today. We also recommend that you read our guide on how to choose the right dental implant provider for your needs.
Drs. Barry Cohen & Susan Schlesinger
4750 Township Line Rd, Suite 2
Drexel Hill, PA
Monday: 9AM – 8PM
Tuesday: 9AM – 5PM
Wednesday: 8AM – 8PM
Thursday: 8AM – 6:30PM
Friday: 7AM – 1PM
Saturday: Appointment Only