What are the benefits of dental implants compared to other tooth-replacement options?
Traditional dentures rely on natural suction or messy adhesives for stability, so they’re prone to unpredictable slippage. For traditional bridges, the dentist must grind down healthy, surrounding teeth to anchor the fixture. Partials clip to neighboring teeth, and the stress can cause those teeth to weaken and eventually lead to additional tooth loss. Only dental implants deter bone loss, because as man-made tooth roots, they stimulate the jaw in the same way as your natural teeth. Aside from lasting a lifetime, dental implants are widely accepted as the best tooth-replacement option because:
How long is the dental implant procedure?
The process varies from patient to patient. Dental implants are typically placed in a single visit. After placement, the bone-to-implant fusion (osseointegration) will take about 3 to 9 months. Dr. Silva can provide a temporary prosthetic for you to wear during this time. Once the implant sites have healed, Dr. Silva attaches your permanent prosthetic in a second appointment. You may require additional pre- or post-operative appointments to ensure the success of your dental implants.
Can Dr. Silva handle my entire procedure?
Tooth replacement is an art that requires specialized skills. Dr. Silva is qualified to place and restore dental implants, so your care is centralized throughout the process. She uses her expertise in placing and restoring implants to ensure that your dental implants and the surrounding tissues look totally natural.
Will I need to replace my dental implants?
No! Dental implants have a 98% success rate, and with proper care and maintenance, they last most people a lifetime.
Can I afford dental implants?
Dr. Silva is working on behalf of her patients to make dental implants more widely accessible. Financing for this procedure is available for as little as $99 a month. Visit our financing page to learn more about the options available to you, or call our Collegeville dental office for more information.