When you lose one or more teeth as an adult, it will be a painful, traumatic, and life-altering experience. You won’t feel much like smiling. You won’t be able to chew the foods you love to eat. Your health be on the decline, along with your self-confidence. You will want to do something about it ASAP, but what can be done? At our Quakertown, PA dentist’s office we have a great solution for adults with missing teeth: dental implants.
Keep reading to hear some of the questions we commonly get, and then be sure to follow up with Dr. Roeder to schedule your restorative dentistry consultation.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are small rods made from titanium, that kind of look like a screw. They are surgically inserted into your jaw and after enough healing happens, a replacement tooth-like crown is attached to create a beautiful new smile for you.
After implants are inserted, they immediately begin to merge with the bone in your jaw and act as the new roots of your “teeth,” which ensures that you don’t fall prey to further bone and gum tissue loss.
Will The Surgery Hurt?
Nope. We will do everything in our power to make it a pain-free and pleasant experience for you. That includes employing sedation dentistry techniques to guarantee that your visit is smooth and comfortable. Dr. Roeder is qualified to administer everything from N2O to IV sedation, so you can relax about that!
Are Dental Implants Normal-Feeling?
Yes! It takes a little getting used to but our implants are designed to feel like your natural teeth. The artificial tooth, or crown, is custom-made to fit your mouth. It will be the right size, shape, and color to blend in with the rest of your teeth. You will hardly know that they are not the real thing, and no one else will be able to tell, either.
Will Dental Implants Last A Long Time?
Yes! Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime but they will require some maintenance, just like your real teeth.
Brushing twice a day for two or more minutes, flossing and rinsing regularly, and visiting the dentist every three to six months will keep you on the good road.
Is The Dental Implant Consultation Free?
Yes! Here’s how it works: during your free exam, we’ll take digital X-rays, look over your teeth, and discuss whether dental implants are the right choice for you.
You should try to come in for a dental implant immediately following the loss of or irreparable damage to your tooth. Tooth loss causes bone loss in your jaw, and significant bone loss can change the entire shape of your face and lead to saggy, wrinkly skin.
In the event that you have already suffered significant bone loss, don’t worry, we can do a bone graft procedure to build your jawbone back up, or we can use mini dental implants that need less bone to fit snugly.
When Can I Get Started?
Today! Just so you know, once a month, Dr. Roeder leads a dental implant seminar. He’ll answer all of your questions and calm all of your concerns. Sometimes, he even does a contest for free dental implants for attendees!
Call us at 215-804-4777 to get started, or simply contact us online!