According to a study sponsored by the American Association of Orthodontists, more than a third of American adults are not satisfied with their smile; many of which are a result of crooked or missing teeth. While people with crooked teeth can get braces to fix their smile, those with missing teeth can get a dental implant in Philadelphia.
Dental implant surgery places a titanium-alloy base in the jaw to assimilate with natural bone and serve to hold the replacement tooth firmly. People do not have to worry about the procedure as many dental experts acknowledge that it is completely safe. Dental implant surgery has an amazing 98 percent success rate.
Many people prefer dental implants in Philadelphia because the implants look and function exactly like normal teeth. At the same time, dental implants help prevent bone loss in the jaw.
If you are interested in undergoing dental implant surgery, be sure to see an experienced implant dentist, like Dr. Anthony Farole, to see if you are eligible for dental implants.
An article from WebMD elaborates on the matter.
“In most cases, anyone healthy enough to undergo a routine dental extraction or oral surgery can be considered for a dental implant. Patients should have healthy gums and enough bone to hold the implant. They also must be committed to good oral hygiene and regular dental visits. Heavy smokers, people suffering from uncontrolled chronic disorders—such as diabetes or heart disease—or patients who have had radiation therapy to the head/neck area need to be evaluated on an individual basis.”
(Article Information and Image from Dental Implants; WebMD; undated article)