Dental Implants

A2Z Smile Care -  - Family Dentistry

A2Z Smile Care

Family Dentistry & Implant Dentistry located in Glenside, PA

Dental implants are one of the most successful ways to replace a missing tooth or teeth. Experienced implant specialists Dr. Stephanie Graham and Dr. Alexandra Haberstroh, of A2Z Smile Care, offer in-office implants to men and women in Glenside, Pennsylvania. To learn more about dental implants and how they can restore your smile, call the office or book an appointment online.

Dental Implants Q&A

What are dental implants?

When you’re missing a tooth due to decay, gum disease, or trauma, an implant successfully replaces the missing tooth root. Implants consist of a metal post that the dentists at A2Z Smile Care place into your jawbone to offer a stable foundation for a prosthetic tooth that matches your natural smile.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Compared with other tooth replacements, such as bridges and dentures, dental implants have many advantages. These include:

  • Improved appearance, as the implants look like your natural teeth
  • Better speech, as the implants are stable and don’t slip
  • More comfortable than dentures
  • Easier to eat, as the implants function like natural teeth
  • Long-lasting

Implants are just like your natural teeth, so you don’t have to worry about removing them, replacing them, or adhering them into place.

Who is a candidate for a dental implant?

If you’re missing one or more teeth, dental implants may be for you. You do need to have healthy oral tissue and gums, as well as adequate bone structure, to support the implants. The team at A2Z Smile Care examines your mouth thoroughly to determine if implants are the right treatment to meet your smile goals.

What is the process of receiving an implant?

If you’re a good candidate for an implant, the dentists at A2Z Smile Care surgically place the metal post into your jaw. This outpatient procedure happens right at the office of A2Z Smile Care while you’re under local anesthesia and, in some cases, light sedation.

After about six to 12 weeks, your jawbone grows around the implant. The dentists then place an abutment, or attachment, to the metal post onto which they affix a crown or prosthetic tooth. The crown matches the color, shape, and size of your existing teeth.  

How do I care for dental implants?

Care for your dental implants the way that you do with your natural teeth. Brush regularly two times per day and floss once per day. Twice yearly professional cleanings and check-ups at A2Z Smile Care help ensure your implants remain strong and healthy for a lifetime.

For more information on dental implants, call A2Z Smile Care in Glenside, Pennsylvania, or book an appointment online.