A dental implant is placed into the jawbone to hold a replacement tooth in place. The idea is for the bone to grow around the implant over a period of time. Then the artificial tooth, or crown, is put into place. The color of the crown is matched to the person’s own teeth so that it appears to be natural. Some people may have trouble wearing bridges or dentures, and dental implants from a Philadelphia professional may be a good solution.
Good Candidates for Dental Implants
Not everyone is the right patient for a dental implant. It is necessary that a person’s gums be healthy and that they have enough bone to hold the dental implant in place. The person must also be committed to good dental hygiene and regular checkups. People who smoke and people with alcoholism, diabetes or other diseases may not be good candidates, but they should be evaluated on a case by case basis.