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 of permanent teeth. Dental implants were designed to replace tooth roots and help preserve a patient’s facial structure and dental health.
The Implant Process
Placing a dental implant involves several steps. First, our oral surgeon, utilizing the latest imaging technology, will place your implants. Next, in most cases, our prosthodontist will place teeth on the implants. This process used to take 8 months or more to complete. Now, we usually compete the entire process in a single day.
Schedule a Visit with Your Philadelphia Implant Dentists
Interested in improving the health and beauty of your smile? Schedule a free consultation and a low dose panoramic X-ray today by calling 484-231-1177. At By Design Dental, we provide affordable and convenient dental implants, employing the latest in implant technology to restore your smile to full function and appearance. We look forward to seeing you soon at our office located at The Atrium, 234 Mall Blvd., Suite 180, King of Prussia, PA 19406.