Questions about Dental Implants


For the right patients, dental implants are the most attractive, long-lasting and natural-feeling solution for replacing a missing tooth or missing teeth.

Your cosmetic dentistry consultation with one of the accomplished Pittsburgh cosmetic dentists at Dentonics will determine if dental implants are right for you. Here, Pittsburgh cosmetic dentists, Dr. Joe and Dr. Charles Frye present the answers to some commonly asked questions about dental implants.

Can missing teeth affect my oral health?

If not treated, missing teeth can adversely impact your dental health as well as your overall health. A missing tooth or missing teeth can allow adjacent teeth to shift, making biting, chewing and speaking difficult. Missing teeth can also lead to additional plaque accumulation and contribute to periodontal disease and bone loss.

What are the advantages of dental implants over options such as dentures or dental bridges?

Dental implants offer a number of benefits over other tooth-replacement options including:

  • Dental implants last longer than dentures or dental bridges
  • Dental implants resemble and function like natural teeth
  • Dental implants allow you to eat and speak as you normally would
  • Dental implants require no modification to surrounding teeth
  • Dental implants are cleaned as your natural teeth
  • Dental implants are permanently affixed
  • Dental implants are more comfortable than dentures or dental bridges

What are dental implants made of?

Dental implants are comprised of two main parts: an implant and a dental crown. The implant serves as a replacement root and is made of titanium. The dental crown is made of durable, stain-resistant porcelain that looks, feels and functions like a natural tooth.

How long do dental implants last?

With proper oral health care, which includes daily brushing and flossing in addition to regular check-ups and professional cleanings, dental implants can last a lifetime.

If you live in the Pittsburgh, or Allison Park, Pennsylvania, areas and would like to learn if you’re a candidate for dental implants, please contact Dentonics to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Joe or Dr. Charles Frye. We would love to show you our dental home and welcome you to our extended dental family.

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