Before dental implants, dentures were the only alternative to replacing missing teeth. Although dentures can help restore the look of your smile, they lack underlying support because they sit on top of your gums. Since dentures do not provide necessary gum stimulation to maintain a healthy mouth, people with dentures may experience gum irritation, bone loss, receding gums, slipping and sliding, poor chewing support, and altered face shape.
Dental implants, on the other hand, are a long term and healthy solution to the problem of missing teeth because they are fused directly into your jawbone to imitate the function of normal tooth roots. Custom dental crowns that are designed to match your surrounding teeth are attached to the implants, which gives patients natural looking, full smiles. Dental implants can be used to stabilize existing dentures and, unlike dental bridges, they do not require alteration of the adjacent teeth. Conveniently, you can take care of your dental implants in the same way as you care for your natural teeth.
If you are interested in replacing your missing teeth with dental implants near Plymouth Meeting, please contact the office of Dr. Damevski at Plymouth Meeting Dental Associates.
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