Dental implants are metal posts that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gums. This helps to strengthen your replacement tooth and help it function naturally with the rest of the teeth. Once the initial implant post is in place, our dentist will mount a replacement tooth or teeth onto them.
The implants are fused to your jawbone, which provides stable support for artificial teeth. Dentures and bridges mounted to implants will not slip or shift in your mouth. This is a major benefit when patients are eating or speaking. Crowns, bridges and dentures feel more natural than conventional ones when implanted by our dentist.
Is important to mention that for some people, ordinary dentures are not comfortable or even possible due to sore spots, poor ridges or gagging. In these cases, Dr. Anthony Pfleger may recommend dental implants in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
In order to receive dental implants, patients need to have healthy gums and adequate bone structure to support the implant post. Patients must also commit to keeping these structures healthy by practicing at-home oral hygiene and scheduling regular dental visits, which are critical to the long-term success of dental implants. Make an implant appointment today at 717-960-9969 to learn more.