Not only are our Allentown dental implants the absolute best way to replace lost teeth, but when you’re having the procedure done by a specialist like our periodontist, David B. Heering DMD, you are assured of expert, gentle care and a the best chances for an optimal outcome. Get back your full smile and do so with a new tooth that looks, feels, and acts like a real one; so much so that you may forget which one is the implant after a while.
The two basic components of our Allentown dental implants are the root and the tooth, just like with your natural teeth. This is what sets them apart from old-fashioned bridges and dentures, which are only surface solutions, sitting on top of your gums. What makes natural teeth so dependable is that they are anchored beneath the gums and in the jaw. Step one of getting implants is when our periodontist surgically places the titanium post that serves the role of root. The post is put in your jaw, where over the course of a few months your bone tissue grows around it, and ultimately fuses with it. Depending on your individual circumstances, there may be an additional piece added at that time: an abutment that assists in holding the tooth in place. The final phase is taking impressions for the creation of a tooth-colored crown. This crown is cemented to the post. Our Allentown dental implants are a long term replacement. In fact, if maintained well, there is every reason to expect to get a lifetime of use from them. Brush your implant, floss between it and your other teeth, and chew even the toughest and crunchiest foods with total confidence.
To find out if you’re a good candidate for an implant, contact our office now and schedule a visit for a consultation and examination with our periodontist.