Do you have one or more missing teeth? Do you want to fill the gaps in your smile? Dental implants can be a great option for patients who want to restore a missing tooth or teeth. They provide stability and promote oral health by preventing shifting teeth and overcrowding. Dr. Pamela Doray offers dental implants and other restorative treatments to patients in her Philadelphia, PA dental office. She collaborates with patients individually to help them discover dental solutions that address their specific needs. If you want to know more about implants, learn the answers to frequently asked questions about dental implants below:
Dental Implant FAQs
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are a restorative treatment option that consists of a titanium post, abutment, and dental crown. The titanium post is surgically inserted into the jawbone and allowed a healing period of 3 to 6 months so that it can fuse with bone tissue. An abutment is utilized to connect the titanium post to the dental crown, which covers the implant like a cap. Dental crowns are made to look like natural teeth and are crafted from sturdy porcelain ceramic material.
Do dental implants hurt?
We use anesthesia during the dental implant procedure to numb the treated area. You may feel some pain after the procedure, but not excessive pain. Please contact Dr. Doray if you are in pain several days after the procedure.
Can you receive dental implants immediately after a tooth extraction?
Sometimes Dr. Doray can perform a tooth extraction and dental implant procedure on the same day. But this is not the case for all patients. However, waiting too long to place a dental implant can make the procedure more difficult to perform, so it is important to replace a missing tooth or teeth soon after extraction.
What benefits do dental implants offer?
Dental implants offer multiple benefits to patients who are missing teeth. Some of these benefits include:
- Improved oral health
Placing dental implants into the jawbone can prevent common problems that arise from missing teeth, such as:
- Shifting teeth
- Tooth decay
- Speech issues
- Misaligned bite
Schedule an Appointment
Restore missing teeth today with one or more dental implants. Call Dr. Doray’s Philadelphia office at (215) 395-6076 or request a consultation with Dr. Doray online.