Would Dental Implants Work For Me?

By Bowser Dental Arts
December 01, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Do you feel like your missing teeth are bringing you down mentally and aesthetically? Is it time to begin looking into tooth replacement dental implantsoptions for your gaps? If so, you may not need to look any further than your York, PA dentist at Bowser Dental Arts. With dental implants, you and your dentist can restore your smile to its former glory to leave you looking and feeling fantastic. Learn more about dental implants with Dr. Michael Bowser, Jr.

Can dental implants help my smile? 
Your dentist can use dental implants to do anything from replacing a single tooth to holding an entire arch of dentures in place. If you are missing at least one tooth, you could benefit from dental implants. Unfortunately, some people may not be a good candidate for this procedure. Patients should be healthy and not have any existing dental problems. Patients should also have the appropriate bone volume in their jaw to hold their implants in place securely and permanently. Patients who have experienced bone atrophy due to missing teeth may require a bone graft prior to their dental implants procedure.

The Best Tooth Replacement Option For You 
Your dentist will help you determine the best tooth replacement option for you using a consultation and physical examination. X-rays help your dentist assess your bone volume to ensure you have adequate bone in which to secure the implant. Dental implants use your body’s natural healing abilities to promote osseointegration. This occurs during healing when the bone grows around the implant to integrate it permanently into your smile.

Dental Implants in York, PA 
Dental implants require several dental appointments and procedures. The first actual procedure will be to place your implants into the bone. The healing process takes several months and is crucial to the osseointegration process. After successful integration, your dentist will affix the implant’s prosthetic teeth onto the implant itself to fill in your gap. Depending on age, general and dental health, bone volume and other necessary procedures, the start-to-finish time for dental implants varies with each patient.

For more information on dental implants, please contact Dr. Bowser at Bowser Dental Arts in York, PA. Call (717) 846-9428 to schedule your consultation for dental implants with Dr. Bowser today!