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Dental Implants

Dental Implants services offered in Levittown, PA

Dental Implants Q&A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that anchor dentures, crowns, or bridges to replace missing permanent teeth. Your dentist inserts them into your jawbone, where the implants remain permanently and firmly secure your new teeth in place. The White Hill Dental providers have many years of dental implant experience to perfect the look and function of any smile.

What are the advantages of dental implants?

The benefits you can take advantage of after receiving dental implants at White Hill Dental include:

  • No tooth gaps
  • Natural-looking teeth
  • Beautiful smile
  • Easier chewing
  • Reduced adjacent teeth shifting
  • Clearer speech 

The artificial teeth anchored by dental implants are natural-looking, strong, and long-lasting. They make your teeth and smile aesthetically pleasing. You might receive just one dental implant, multiple implants, or replace all of your natural teeth with dental implants.

Are dental implants the right treatment for me?

Your White Hill Dental provider lets you know if you’re a candidate for dental implants. They review your oral health history, examine your teeth and gums, take dental X-rays, and ask about your desired results and preferences. Your dentist then tailors a treatment based on your needs and lets you know what to expect during the procedure.

You might first need jawbone grafting or tooth extraction before you undergo dental implant placement. 

What happens when getting dental implants?

Before receiving dental implants, your dentist numbs the treatment area and may offer you a sedative to help you relax. Your provider makes tiny incisions to securely insert the dental implants into your jawbone.

After the procedure, have someone drive you home if you’ve received a sedative. Get plenty of rest and use caution when brushing your teeth during the healing process. 

After a period of several months (or longer), when your jawbone fully heals around the implants, you come back to the White Hill Dental office to have your mouth digitally scanned for your artificial teeth. Once ready, your dentist firmly secures the crown, bridge, or dentures to the implants before sending you home.

How should I take care of my new implants?

Take good care of your dental implants by adopting exceptional oral health habits at home and seeing your dentist at least every six months for teeth cleanings and exams. Floss daily, brush your teeth after meals, and don’t chew on ice or other hard objects.

To learn more about dental implants at White Hill Dental and find out if they suit your needs, book an appointment by phone or request one online today.