Are Dental Implants Permanent?

When you're considering tooth replacement options, you're weighing a number of different factors. Durability is absolutely one of the most important considerations raised by our McCandless-area patients. Dental implants represent one potential solution, but you might be curious about how long you can expect them to last. Are dental implants permanent? The answer to that question depends on you, really. Dental implants are exceptionally durable, a product of the strong materials (titanium, porcelain)
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The Dental Implant Process

At our office, we work hard to ensure you have as much information as possible about your procedure. We believe that an informed patient is a relaxed patient. If you're a Pittsburgh-area resident and you have questions about dental implants, we'll help you learn as much as possible about the implant process so you can plan accordingly. The first thing to understand is that the dental implant process takes a little time. But the end result is an exceptionally strong, durable, inconspicuous tooth
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Why Should I Choose Dental Implants to Replace Missing Teeth?

When someone loses a tooth, their first concern is usually focused on how it will impact their appearance. While no one wants to look or feel like their smile isn't up to par, there are also serious health concerns when it comes to missing teeth. When missing teeth are not replaced, a chain reaction occurs: The Alveolar bone, which holds your teeth, is not stimulated and therefore becomes weak. As the Alveolar bone deteriorates, gum tissue is lost as well. Your chewing and speech become
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Am I a Dental Implant Candidate if I Have a Metal Allergy?

Dental implants are the most effective tooth replacement option available, and they’re the only solution that replaces your missing root along with the tooth. However, you must always be aware of the potential risk of developing an allergic reaction when you place a medical device such as a dental implant in your body. Traditionally, dental implants have always been made out of a titanium metal alloy. If you have a metal allergy, these titanium implants will most likely not be an option for
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What is the Osseointegration Process?

When dental implants are placed, the bone of the jaw slowly grows into the surrounding void to create a secure and permanent bond between the jaw and the implant. This process is called osseointegration. Osseointegration happens any time a prosthetic device is used in the body, from dental implants to hip replacements. Osseointegration is the primary reason that dental implants require separate visits that are several months apart. During the first visit to our Pittsburgh dental office, the implant
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How Dental Implant Technology Works

There is no more effective or long-lasting replacement for missing teeth than dental implants. With proper care and maintentance, they can last you the rest of your life, and are designed to grown into your jawbone, strengthening the bone and the implant alike. Best of all, they look and feel just like real teeth, and can be treated as such. You can use dental implants if you need to: Replace a single tooth Anchor a permanent bridge of 3 or more teeth Anchor a set of permanent dentures
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What is the All-on-Four Denture Implant System?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots, positioned in the jawbone to hold one or more replacement teeth. Dental implants fill both the visible gap left by the missing tooth and the invisible but very real gap left by the missing tooth’s root. The All-on-Four system is fairly new in cosmetic dentistry and is just one of several ways to reliably attach a fixed denture with dental implants. The All-on-Four system uses four strategically placed implants. It works best for patients who have been
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Benefits of Dental Implants

Replacing missing teeth is very important. If you have one or missing teeth and don't fill the space, you might be setting yourself up for other serious dental problems in the future. Missing teeth can cause issues with other teeth shifting, you can experience bone loss, and you may develop gum disease. The best possible solution for one or more missing teeth is dental implants. Dental implants provide the following benefits compared with other tooth replacement options: Provide the look of
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Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Dental implants are an excellent option for replacing missing teeth. Many patients opt for dental implants over bridges and dentures because they act and feel more like natural teeth. If you have one or more missing teeth, implants will provide you with the most effective, long lasting solution. Unfortunately, not everyone is a candidate for dental implants. The best way to find out if dental implants are right for you is to speak with Dr. Quartuccio and Dr. Frye in person. Following are some
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What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

Missing teeth don’t just interfere with your appearance: Gaps slowly cause the adjacent jawbone and teeth to deteriorate. That’s why repairing a missing tooth as soon as possible is so critical to your overall oral health. More patients than ever are opting for dental implants for permanent, attractive results. A dental implant actually consists of two parts: the implant itself and a prosthetic crown. Bridges and dentures only feature an artificial tooth, but the dental implant is surgically
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