Let Washington, PA dentist Dr. Bartusiak give you the smile you deserve!
If you’re missing one or more teeth, then there are a number of ways you can deal with it. The easiest thing to do is just ignore it, but we don’t recommend that. When you’re missing a tooth, you’re more likely to get gum infections and your teeth are going to gradually shift towards the void space. To maintain the health and aesthetics of your remaining teeth, we strongly recommend having your missing tooth/teeth replaced. The most effective way to accomplish this is with dental implants.
Dental implants look, feel, and function like real teeth. They are surgically placed permanently where the missing tooth was, where they require basically the same day-to-day dental hygiene that regular teeth do. Furthermore, almost anyone can have dental implants – the main requirement is adequate jaw bone density for the metal rod portion of the implant. A natural-looking customized crown is placed atop the rod, which is the visible portion of the dental implant.
At Bartusiak Dental Care in Washington, PA, we believe that these modern dental implants have several advantages over traditional methods of tooth replacement. With dental implants, there is no irritation to surrounding teeth or soft tissue. There is no interference with speech. Best of all, there is no risk of the implant “slipping out” like with dentures, which furthermore allows patients to eat whatever they want (within reason – even real teeth should never crunch down on jawbreakers). Dental implants also have the added benefit of helping to prevent jaw bone loss, which can lead to many other problems, including further loss of dentition.
We can place dental implants right here at our Washington, Pennsylvania practice.