Convenient and Affordable Implant Tooth Replacement by Philadelphia Implant Dentists

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Recent research shows that 69% of adults over the age of 35 are missing at least one permanent tooth. As we age, the risk of further tooth loss only increases. By age 74, nearly 26% of American adults are missing all of their natural teeth. A variety of causes can lead to tooth loss, including trauma, tooth decay, and even gum disease. Fortunately, if you have one or more missing teeth, your smile can still be restored to its former beauty. At By Design Dental, your Philadelphia implant dentists provide breakthrough dental implants. In today’s blog, we discuss the advantages of dental implants for restoring smiles. What is a Dental Implant? Dental implants usually contain three parts that include the fixture (or implant), the abutment, and the crown. The fixture is comparable to a small titanium wood screw and is placed into the jawbone. It replaces the root of a…

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Convenient and Affordable Implant Tooth Replacement by Philadelphia Implant Dentists

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Recent research shows that 69% of adults over the age of 35 are missing at least one permanent tooth. As we age, the risk of further tooth loss only increases. By age 74, nearly 26% of American adults are missing all of their natural teeth. A variety of causes can lead to tooth loss, including trauma, tooth decay, and even gum disease. Fortunately, if you have one or more missing teeth, your smile can still be restored to its former beauty. At By Design Dental, your Philadelphia implant dentists provide breakthrough dental implants. In today’s blog, we discuss the advantages of dental implants for restoring smiles. What is a Dental Implant? Dental implants usually contain three parts that include the fixture (or implant), the abutment, and the crown. The fixture is comparable to a small titanium wood screw and is placed into the jawbone. It replaces the root of a…

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Philadelphia Implant Dentists Offer Natural Looking Tooth Replacements

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  Recent research shows that 69% of adults over the age of 35 are missing at least one permanent tooth. As we age, the risk of further tooth loss only increases. By age 74, nearly 26% of American adults are missing all of their natural teeth. There are a number of causes for tooth loss, including trauma, tooth decay, and even gum disease. Fortunately, if you have one or more missing teeth, your smile can still be restored to its former beauty.  At By Design Dental, your Philadelphia implant dentists provide breakthrough dental implant treatments. In today’s blog, we discuss the advantages of dental implants for restoring smiles. What is a Dental Implant? Dental implants are small devices, similar in appearance to a screw, which can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. Implants can also be used to secure a dental bridge or even a full set…

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Philadelphia Implant Dentists Discuss Age and Dental Implants

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Many people often inquire about what age group dental implants are designed for. At By Design Dental, we understand the loss of a permanent tooth isn’t resigned to just the elderly. Dental implants can provide smile restoration for patients of nearly all age groups. In today’s blog, your King of Prussia implant dentists discuss the restorative capabilities of dental implants for different age groups. Replacing Missing Teeth with Dental ImplantsDental implants provide an array of benefits. Implants are natural looking, durable, and can help prevent the loss of bone tissue that typically accompanies missing teeth. Whether you have a single missing tooth or require a full set of All-on-4 implant-secured teeth, the innovative Nobel Biocare implants we use at By Design Dental can return your smile to optimal health and function. A Solution for Patients of Nearly Every AgeAs we grow older, the risk of tooth loss increases. Dental health…

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Designing Your Smile: Three Factors to Consider When Creating Your Dental Implants

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Although we often talk about the innovative science and technology that go into placing dental implant-retained crowns and arches, we seldom discuss the high degree of artistry that plays a huge role in designing a brand new smile. The restorations need to reflect a person’s unique facial structure while blending seamlessly with any surrounding natural teeth. Often, patients may even come in with a picture of a celebrity as a basis for what their smile will look like. In today’s blog, your King of Prussia implant dentists explain the three significant factors our team takes into consideration when designing your dental implants. Designing Your ImplantsOnce an examination has been completed and you are ready to receive a dental implant, our prosthodontist will meet with the experts at our on-site dental lab. During these discussions, they will look at three factors when designing your new restoration: • Color• Shape• Facial structure…

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All-On-4 vs. Implant-Secured Dentures

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Learn the difference between All-On-4 Vs. Implant-Secured Dentures   When people lose their teeth, many assume dentures are the only option available. While traditional dentures can restore your smile, they require resizing and the use of adhesives. Patients also must endure the potential for embarrassing slippage when speaking or eating. Both All-on-4 and implant retained dentures can replace your teeth with dentures secured via dental implants. Although both offer smile restoration, each is unique with several key differences. In today’s blog, your Philadelphia implant dentists explain the difference between these two innovative procedures. What’s the Difference?Implant-secured dentures involve placing 6-8 implant posts into the jawbone. The area must then be allowed to heal and the jawbone tissue to bond with the implants. Once completed, a set of lifelike and durable teeth will be crafted. These will snap onto the implant posts. Depending on the patient’s preference, implant retained dentures can be…

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Philadelphia Implant Dentist Answers: How Long Will Dental Implants Last?

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One of the major benefits of dental implants is longevity. Common alternatives, such as dental bridges, only provide between 10 and 15 years of restoration. Dentures may need to be adjusted every year and replaced about every five years. Dental implants, however, can provide up to 25 years or more of dental replacement. In today’s blog, your Philadelphia implant dentists explain the steps you can take to ensure the longest possible life for your new smile. Protecting Your ImplantSince your implants are inserted into the jawbone like natural tooth roots, they are susceptible to same risks. Poor oral hygiene, smoking, and other factors can lead to the onset of gum disease, increasing the risk of implant failure. What makes gum disease such a dreaded dental health issue is the fact that this disease threatens the stability of your teeth. Without treatment, periodontal disease begins to wear away the connective tissue…

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Philadelphia Implant Dentists Discuss the Effects of Gum Disease on Dental Implants

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Many people don’t realize that gum disease, more than tooth decay or injury, accounts for the highest percentage of adult tooth loss in the U.S. Over 50% of adults over the age of 30 exhibit the signs of periodontal disease. Dental implants have become one of the most popular choices for replacing teeth lost to advanced gum disease, or periodontitis. While dental implants are a great solution to the tooth loss brought about by gum disease, the implants themselves are susceptible to the inflammation associated with gum disease. In today’s blog, your Philadelphia implant dentists explain the complicated relationship between gum disease and dental implants. How Gum Disease Affects a Dental Implant Dental implants are specifically designed to look and act like natural teeth. As a result, implants can be just as vulnerable to the devastating effects of gum disease as natural teeth. Referred to as peri-implantitis, which is defined…

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Philadelphia Implant Dentist Discusses The Implant-Supported All-on-4® Treatment Concept for Denture Replacement

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  Do you have missing teeth? Often, people with missing teeth will turn to traditional dentures to restore their smiles. Unfortunately, dentures can be a problematic solution at best. Dentures can make speaking and chewing difficult and require messy adhesives. Thankfully, there is an alternative to removable dentures. Implant supported teeth are fixed to your jaw and remain firmly in place so that you can eat and speak without fear of embarrassing slippage. No more adhesives – just natural looking and durable replacement teeth. In today’s blog, your Philadelphia implant dentists at By Design Dental discuss the advantages of implant-retained teeth. Receiving Implant-Supported Teeth The procedure for implant-supported teeth involves several key steps: Implantation – The first step involves placing implants into the jawbone. This procedure usually requires a low dose CAT 3D image to determine where sufficient bone is located to support the implants, as well as other important…

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Caring for Dental Implants: A Post-Surgery Timeline

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Dental implants are popular due to their ability to look and function much like natural teeth. Implants also require the same care and attention as your natural teeth. At By Design Dental, we can offer the care and advice necessary to protect your dental implants and ensure many years with your gorgeous, dependable new smile. In today’s blog, your Philadelphia implant dentists discuss the importance of attending follow up visits and maintaining proper dental habits. Two-Week AppointmentWhether you underwent implant placement to replace a single tooth or went through a Total Mouth Makeover, you will need to attend several vital follow-up visits. The two-week visit involves removing sutures and evaluating the state of healing. The By Design Dental team will also watch for any warning signs of infection. If deemed necessary, you may need to attend a similar appointment at six weeks. During these visits, we will also check the…

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