Thomas S. Vince, DMD Can Recreate a Beautiful Smile
When you need a dental implants and bridges in Greensburg, PA call Thomas S. Vince, DMD at (724) 836-2375. When you lose a tooth due to injury or disease, a person can experience complications. These issues include rapid bone loss, defective speech, or changes to chewing patterns that result in discomfort. Replacing a lost tooth with a dental implant can significantly improve the patient’s quality of life and health.
Dr. Vince Uses Dental Implants to Replace Tooth Loss
If you have suffered tooth loss as a result of trauma, decay, periodontal disease, and more dental implants can help. They are a durable, permanent replacement for your missing tooth or teeth. Dental implants installed directly to the jawbone allow for a secure fit. Dental implants have a 98% success rate. When properly maintained, dental implants can last for the lifetime of the patient.
Dental Bridges Are an Option When Several Teeth Need Replacing
Dental bridges are an option for those patients who have one or more missing teeth. We install crowns on the prepared teeth on each side of the gap. These “abutment teeth” serve to anchor the tooth-colored artificial teeth that will fill in the gap between the bridge. Several options are available depending on the quantity, location of missing teeth, structural condition, and health of the remaining teeth. Contact our office to determine if you may be a candidate for a dental bridge procedure.
How Does the Dental Implant Work?
Dental implant systems consist of a dental implant body and dental implant abutment. An implant abutment is the metal part that serves as a base for the crown. The dental implant body is surgically inserted in the jawbone in place of the tooth’s root. The dental implant abutment is usually attached to the implant body. It is near the abutment fixation screw and extends into the mouth to support the attached artificial teeth.