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Northumberland, PA 17857

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Catawissa, PA 17820

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Dental Implants treatments in Northumberland & Catawissa, PA

Serving surrounding areas of Sunbury & Danville, PA!

The dental implant is today's state-of-the-art tooth replacement method. It consists of a very small titanium post (the actual implant), which is attached to a lifelike dental crown. The crown is the only part of this tooth-replacement system that is visible in your mouth because the implant itself rests beneath your gum line. dental implants in danville and sunbury, pa.Whether you are missing one tooth, several teeth or all your teeth, dental implants are preferred by doctors and patients alike, and here's why:

1. Most like natural teeth

Your natural teeth have roots that keep them securely anchored to your jawbone. A dental implant procedure aims to do the same thing. After an implant is inserted during a minor procedure done in our office, it will become solidly fused to your bone over a period of several months. Once that happens, your implant-supported replacement tooth (or teeth) will feel completely natural. It will also be visually indistinguishable from your natural teeth.

2. The longest-lasting tooth replacements

Because dental implants actually become part of your jawbone, they provide a permanent solution to tooth loss. Other methods of tooth replacement, such as removable dentures and bridgework, may need to be replaced or remade over time, however your properly cared-for dental implants can last you a lifetime. That's what makes this choice of tooth replacement the best long-term value.

3. Safe for adjacent natural teeth

Dental implants have no effect on the health of adjacent natural teeth; other tooth-replacement systems, however, can weaken adjacent teeth. With bridgework, for example, the natural teeth on either side of a gap left by a missing tooth must provide support for the dental bridge. This can stress those teeth that are next to the treated area, leaving them more susceptible to decay. Likewise, a partial denture relies on adjacent natural teeth for support and may cause those teeth to loosen over time. Dental implants are stand-alone tooth replacements that don't rely on support from adjacent natural teeth. If you are looking for a long-term solution, dental implants are the most viable option.

4. Easy to care for Dental implants

Caring for implant teeth is no different than caring for your natural teeth. You must brush them and floss them daily. They'll also never need a filling or a root canal, but there are still repercussions to poor oral hygiene. While your dental implants can never decay, they can be compromised by gum disease. Good oral hygiene and regular visits to our office will ensure that over time, everything remains in good order, ensuring your dental implants last a lifetime, as they're designed to do.

5. Able to prevent bone loss

You may not know it, but bone loss inevitably follows tooth loss. Bone is a living tissue that needs constant stimulation to rebuild itself and stay healthy. In the case of your jawbone, that stimulation comes from the teeth. When even one tooth is lost, the bone beneath it begins to resorb, or melt away. This can give your face a prematurely aged appearance and even leave your jaw more vulnerable to fractures if left untreated long enough (View Example). Dental implants halt this process by fusing to the jawbone and stabilizing it. No other tooth replacement method can offer this advantage.

For more information on Dental Implants in the Sunbury or Danville, PA area call R. Bruce Thatcher, DMD. His Northumberland office can be reached at (570) 473-8928 & his Catawissa office can be reached at (570) 356-7421. Call the office nearest you today!


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