Advanced Dentistry of Philadelphia
Pallavi Batra, DMD
General, Cosmetic, & Implant Dentistry located in Philadelphia, PA
Losing one or more teeth can feel uncomfortable, prevent you from eating or speaking correctly, and affect your appearance. Dental implants are an effective, straightforward procedure offered by implant specialist Pallavi Batra, DMD, and the team at Advanced Dentistry of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They use dental implants and secured crowns to replace gaps in your dental arch, creating a natural-looking and functioning dental prosthesis. To find out more or schedule a consultation, call the practice or request your visit online today.
Dental Implants Q&A
What are dental implants?
A dental implant is a natural-looking replacement for a missing tooth. It consists of three parts: the implant itself, an abutment, and a crown.
The implant is a metal "root" placed into the jawbone to create an anchor. The abutment screws into the implant, and the crown goes atop the abutment. The crown sits above the gum surface and looks like a natural tooth.
Implants replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or entire arches. Talk to your provider at Advanced Dentistry of Philadelphia about the best option for you.
Are there different types of dental implants?
Advanced Dentistry of Philadelphia offers a range of dental implant solutions depending on how many teeth you’re missing.
A single-tooth implant replaces one missing tooth with one dental implant in a direct swap.
All-on-4® and All-on-6®
The All-on-4 and All-on-6 methods allow your provider to place an entire dental arch prosthetic using just four or six implants. It acts as a more natural-looking, comfortable, and secure alternative to dentures. The more implants you have, the more secure your prosthetic.
Implant-supported bridges replace a gap of two or more teeth. Your provider places the same number of implants as teeth missing, and the bridge sits on top.
This method replaces a traditional bridge, which uses crowns placed atop the natural teeth on either side of the gap to hold the bridge in place.
An implant-supported overdenture uses a dental implant and a mechanism that allows you to attach and remove your dentures, similar to how traditional dentures work. Implant-supported overdentures are more comfortable and feel more secure than traditional dentures.
Advanced Dentistry of Philadelphia offers state-of-the-art technologies, like CAD-CAM and 3D digital technology, the Single Tooth Anesthesia (STA™) system, and all-ceramic e.max® crowns to provide superior, more attractive results and a comfortable experience, regardless of the procedure.
Why have dental implants?
Dental implants are popular tooth restoration procedures, thanks to the wealth of benefits they bring, including:
- Preventing bone loss
- Preventing premature aging
- Preventing tooth movement
- Improved bite and chewing
- Improved speech
- Maintaining oral health
A beautiful smile is closer than you think when you partner with Advanced Dentistry of Philadelphia. Call the team today or request an appointment through the website.