Dental Implants Allentown, Haverford, Lehigh Vallery Implant Dentistry
Did you know that the best treatment option for replacing missing teeth are dental implants? Dental implants are better options than fixed bridges and removable dentures. They are long-term tooth replacements that Dr. Potter your Allentown and Haverford based implant dentist surgically places in your jawbone.
Replacing Missing Teeth, the Solution of Choice
Stats show most adults between 35 and 44 yrs of age have lost at least one of their permanent teeth to gum disease, an accident, bad root canal or even tooth decay. Even more alarming is by age 74 over 25% have lost permanent teeth.
In years past there was no other option than a fixed bridge or removable partial denture to restore the patients ability to eat, speak and smile. These options are far from the perfect solution and often present other problems. For example, removable dentures can slip and create embarassing sounds when eating. The fixed bridge option often requires adjacent healthy teeth to be altered and changed. Removable dentures can lead to bone loss. Decay problems and gum disease often doom fixed bridges to early failure. For these and many other reasons, fixed dental bridges and removable dentures usually need to be replaced often.
Thankfully with dental technology there is an alternative option for patients that are missing their permanent teeth. A better option than fixed bridges and removable dentures, dental implants are long-term solutions that Dr. Potter your implant dentist places in the jawbone. They are composed of a titanium metal that fuses with the jawbone, this process is known as "Osseointegration" dental implants will not slip or create noises that let the world know you have "false teeth," and will not decay like teeth that hold in fixed bridges. Bone loss is in most cases not a problem because the implants fuse with the jawbone.
The majority of dental implants placed by implant dentists in the United States continue to perform at peak performance after 20 plus years. Even more important the patients that chose dental implants are still satisfied they made the best choice. When properly cared for, your dental implants can last a lifetime.
Contact Dr. Potter today for a dental implant consultation in his Allentown or Haverford dental office.