Not long ago, there were very few options available to people who had lost one or more of their teeth. Dentures and bridges, though still widely used today, are simply not as secure or attractive as natural teeth. If you’re missing one or more teeth and you live on the Main Line, dental implants from Dr. Jerald Matt are by far the best solution for restoring your smile.
Implants actually replace tooth roots and mimic the look, function, and feel of natural teeth. A permanent solution, the implant will be surgically placed into your jawbone, which not only makes it more secure than dentures and bridges but also will help prevent your jawbone from deteriorating with age.
Dr. Jerald Matt is dedicated to helping patients restore their smiles to boost their confidence, health, and wellbeing. Call 610-525-3933 today to schedule an appointment.
Are Dental Implants as Strong as Natural Teeth?
Yes! In fact, dental implants are stronger than natural teeth. After the implant procedure, you will be able to enjoy the same foods as you did beforehand. The replacement tooth root, or post, is made of titanium—the same material used in many replacement knees and hips.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
If you are missing a tooth, you are a good candidate for getting a dental implant if:
- You are healthy enough to undergo the tooth extraction;
- You do not have periodontal disease;
- You are not a heavy smoker; and
- You have a sufficient amount of good quality jawbone to accept the implant.
Why Are Implants Better Than Dentures and Bridges?
Dental implants have numerous advantages over dentures and bridges. Dentures and bridges are less secure because they do not attach directly to the jawbone. Also, conventional dentures and bridges can make it difficult to eat or smile with confidence. Dental implants look, feel, and function like your natural teeth; in fact, no one will even know that you lost a tooth in the first place.
Schedule an Appointment for Main Line Dental Implants
If you’re ready to restore your smile, contact Dr. Jerald Matt of MainLine Impressions Dentistry. Call 610-525-3933 to set up an appointment.