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Dental Implants in Philadelphia: Restores Smiles for a Healthy Mouth

By Gerald Regni, DMD on March 16, 2015


Losing a tooth can develop into more complicated problems if not replaced immediately because it will strain the remaining teeth, gums, and jaws to compensate for the lost part. Other than tooth decay, traumatic injuries and forced biting are also known causes for tooth loss. With dental implants in Philadelphia, you will be able to smile, eat and talk normally again.


How Holistic Implants Work

A dental implant is a cosmetic procedure wherein the entire tooth root is replaced with a titanium implant device, which is connected to an abutment and capped with a denture crown. Natural dentists like Gerald Regni, DMD offer implant devices that are made out of biocompatible materials to reduce health risks that titanium alloys may give. This holistic approach in dentistry regards the overall effects of each dental procedure that will bring the healthiest results to the patients.

A Philadelphia dental implant is often the most complicated among cosmetic procedures for it requires an oral surgeon or periodontist to do the procedure after a thorough examination of the teeth. Computer tomography scan (CT scans) and X-rays are performed to determine adequate bone structure to support the implant. Also known as osseointegration, the procedure of placing dental implants require a treatment plan based on the condition of the patient’s teeth and oral cavity.

While bridges and dentures may also mend missing teeth, most patients opt for dental implants because the implant device blends effectively with the rest of the mouth, restoring the patient’s smile. Dental implants are also permanent and stronger prosthetic devices deeply embedded within the gums, thereby making it more convenient for the wearer. Unlike dentures, there’s no need to remove it for cleaning or maintenance. Similar to other cosmetic treatments, these restorative capabilities of implants—providing whiter and healthier teeth—greatly contribute to the procedure’s popularity among patients.

As mentioned earlier, having the texture and touch of biological teeth resumes the patient’s normal oral habits like eating and drinking which affects the entire health of the body. Because dental implants are surgical procedures, patients are restricted to softer foods for five to seven days for healing.

(Source: Dental Implants: Consultation, Procedure, Recovery and Aftercare.

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