Replacing Your Teeth With Dental Implants

Dental implants replace missing teeth and restore function. Dr. Gary Carmassi provides his Pittsburgh, PA, patients with this dental restoration to improve quality of life and boost confidence.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants mimic the appearance of natural teeth. It's made of a titanium post that's inserted into the jawbone and sealed for 3-to-6 months. This period enables the titanium post to fuse to the jawbone, a process called osseointegration. This reinforces the jawbone, which restores functions like eating.

After this period, Dr. Carmassi then places a screw that connects the post to a crown. This finishes the procedures by restoring your smile, or aesthetic appearance, and ability to speak properly.

You don't need to worry about pain because your dentist will use an anesthetic at his Pittsburgh office.

Benefits of Using Dental Implants

  • Implants have a 95% success rate
  • Dental implants restore several, as mentioned above, like chewing and speech
  • Implants don't slip out of your mouth like other oral appliances
  • They're used for other procedures, like bridges and dentures
  • Implants are easily maintained
  • Dental implants prevent bone deterioration, which causes premature aging

How to Care for Dental Implants

Dental implants are easy to care for. Treat them as you would your natural teeth. Brush and floss every day, and make sure you visit your dentist for biannual checkups and professional dental cleanings. This protects teeth against cavities that may erode teeth and require extensive procedures, like a root canal, and removes hard-to-remove stains accumulated over time from habits like drinking too much coffee or smoking.

Who is a good candidate for Pittsburgh dental implants?

You need to already have good dental hygiene habits, a strong immune system, and proper bone density to be a good candidate for dental implants.

Would you like to schedule an implant consultation?

If you would like to speak with Dr. Gary Carmassi about dental implants and if they're a good fit for you, contact his office at (412) 367-4515.

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