Thursday, October 31st, 2013

More and more patients are choosing to get dental implants to replace missing teeth. They are natural-looking, and can provide comfortable and long lasting results. A dental implant is a device that serves as an artificial tooth root. Dental implants can help improve appearance, improve oral health and restore one’s ability to laugh, eat and smile with confidence.

One of the many great things about dental implants is that the dentist is not required to remove the adjacent teeth. They can be used to replace a single tooth or a full set of teeth. If you are interested in getting dental implants and live in the Chester Springs, PA area, then you should contact Dr. Jason Petkevis. Dr. Petkevis will perform a thorough examination in order to determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants.

In order to be considered a good candidate for dental implants, you must be healthy enough to undergo oral surgery. You must also have enough bone structure to support the dental implant. In most cases, two procedures are required to replace dental implants. The first thing that the dentist will do is place the small titanium post into the gums. The amount of time that it takes for the implant to heal can vary, but it usually takes between three and six months. A temporary restoration may be worn during the healing process.

During the second procedure, the implant will be uncovered and an abutment will be attached. The replacement tooth will be attached to the abutment. Dr. Petkevis will only use a dental crown if one tooth is being replaced. A denture or bridge will be used if one or more teeth will be replaced.

Many people are concerned about the pain of getting dental implants. However, this procedure is not any more painful than getting a tooth pulled. Typical side effects are minor swelling and tenderness, both of which will subside in 2-3 days.

Contact Dr. Petkevis at his new dental office in Chester Springs to schedule an appointment.

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