What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants consist of titanium posts and artificial teeth that serve to replace real teeth that have been surgically extracted or fallen out. Rather than derive support from your other teeth or your gums, implants are surgically anchored to the bone. Once the gum and bone have healed, an artificial tooth is put on top, making it look like a natural tooth. At Steel City Dental Associates, we offer implants as replacement options for patients who have lost some or all of their teeth. A visit to our Penn Hills, PA, office can tell you if implants are right for you.

The most important aspect to remember about replacing a tooth with a dental implant is not to wait too long. Your teeth are made to be a team, and even one missing member can throw your whole bite off balance. The remaining teeth will shift positions to try and fill in the gap, causing you problems and possibly pain. Coming to see us as soon as possible is the best way to prevent that from happening. We can fit you with a temporary measure, such as a crown or denture, if the implants are going to take a while to create.

Our Dental Implant Dentist Keeps You Comfortable

We understand that undergoing surgery is nobody’s favorite thing, but our dental implant dentist has the skills to make the experience more pleasant for you. Unlike many other practices, we have several oral surgeons, one of which is a sedation specialist, among our staff. They’re well-trained in making sure patients don’t feel any pain during the implant procedure. You’ll be cared for by experienced doctors who have completed this process many times. When it’s all over, we supply you with any aftercare items or instructions you need for a full and quick recovery.

Nothing Replaces Your Teeth Like a Dental Implant

What makes a dental implant the wisest choice is that it’s a permanent one. Crowns, bridges, and dentures all need to be replaced, but implants never do as long as you take good care of them. They don’t slip around in your mouth, and they allow you to eat and speak just like your natural teeth do. They’re just as strong and are made to match your mouth perfectly, so no one can tell that you’re wearing them. You won’t have to lose your smile, your speech, or your social life.

Because each patient is different, we require a consultation before we start any treatment. This lets us know whether implants are right for you, how they should look, and the best way to attach them. We also perform any needed extractions first and give you a timeline of when your implants will be ready. Once they’ve been placed, our dentists continue to provide any follow-up care you need.

Want to know if you’re a good candidate for implants? Contact us to schedule an appointment.