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Benefits of Dental Implants
Ephrata, PA

Smiling woman with dental implants from Ephrata Family Dentistry in Ephrata, PADiscover the benefits of dental implants with Ephrata Family Dentistry. If you’ve got one missing tooth, several, or even all of them, there is a dental implant procedure that can offer a solution—helping you to regain function and a great-looking smile. We offer single tooth implant and multiple tooth implant restorations.

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a small, screw-like post that is inserted into the jawbone. It is usually made from titanium, a biocompatible material that has been used in dental and medical procedures for decades. More recently, zirconia is another material used for implants.

Once the implant is inserted into the jaw, it eventually fuses with the bone to provide a secure base onto which a single artificial tooth (crown), is attached. For tooth replacement options where more than one tooth is required, a dental bridge or a complete arch of teeth is attached to several implants.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants behave just like natural teeth. Because they fuse with the bone, they are strong—just like a tooth root and give your tooth restoration added stability that is unrivaled by other dental restorations.

As well as acting like a natural tooth, dental implants also look like a natural tooth. The implant is below the gum line and unseen. A replacement tooth is attached by way of an abutment, which joins it to the implant. Effectively, the tooth covers the abutment, which protrudes through the gum, and with modern dental ceramics, your new tooth can be color-matched to existing teeth so no one will know the difference.

A side effect of losing a tooth is that bone mass around the socket begins to dissipate. Tooth roots encourage bone stimulation, which is essential for bone health. A dental implant stimulates the bone in the same way as a tooth root, encouraging bone growth, and preventing future bone loss.

One of the effects of bone loss is that it can create an aging, sunken appearance around the mouth, which can impact the structure of the face. Keeping the jawbone strong can preserve the structure of your face to keep you looking youthful.

Dental implants can help you to eat, talk, and smile with confidence. Missing teeth are not just detrimental to eating and talking, but also to your self esteem. Other tooth replacement options, such as dentures, may still require you to modify what you eat—either because your bite is not as effective, or because dentures may move or become loose. A dental implant is a secure, stable, and permanent tooth restoration that will last you for a lifetime without becoming loose or falling out.

Although dental implants may seem like an expensive option, compared to the lifetime cost of other dental restorations then they may seem reasonably cost-effective. Dentures, for example, have to be replaced and could end up costing significantly more than the once-only cost for a dental implant.

Dental implants are easy to care for, requiring no more specialist care than your natural teeth—that is, flossing and brushing at least twice daily, with check ups and dental hygiene procedures as often as recommended.

Discover more about dental implants at Ephrata Family Dentistry. Call us at (223) 264-3020 to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists.

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(223) 264-3020


815 Martin Avenue
Ephrata, PA 17522-1642

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