Restore Your Smile With Dr. Kim
Dental implants are the only permanent solution for missing teeth. A single implant consists of three parts: the titanium implant fixture, a small connecting piece called the abutment, and a natural-looking porcelain crown.
If you’re missing more than one tooth or a full arch, Dr. Kim can use multiple implants to secure a customized bridge or dentures. No matter how many teeth you’re missing, dental implants can help you achieve the stunning results you’re looking for.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer a variety of benefits that other restorations can’t match, including:
- Natural appearance
- Anchored to your jaw
- Restores chewing function
- Easy to maintain
- Never removed
- Stimulates healthy jawbone growth
- Can last a lifetime with proper care
The Dental Implant Process
Restoring your smile with dental implants is a three-step process that’s completed over the course of several months. During your initial consultation, Dr. Kim will examine your teeth, gums, and jaw to decide if implants are right for you.
Once he determines you’re ready, he’ll place the implant in your jaw and protect the surgical area. This begins the three to six month healing period when osseointegration occurs, the process of your implant fusing with your jawbone to replace the natural tooth root.
After osseointegration is complete, Dr. Kim will attach the abutment and restoration to complete your implant solution. At this point, you can enjoy all the benefits of a healthy and beautiful smile.
Dental Implant Candidacy
Any patient who wants to eat, speak, and smile without restraint may be a candidate for dental implants. An ideal candidate will have a dense jawbone and healthy gums.
If you suffer from jawbone resorption or gum recession, Dr. Kim may be able to help you qualify for implants with a supplemental procedure. The most common of these procedures are bone grafting and soft tissue augmentation.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do dental implants last?
How do you take care of your dental implants after the procedure?
Once they’ve healed, implants can be maintained just like natural teeth, with daily brushing and flossing. For the best results, Dr. Kim recommends using a soft-bristled toothbrush and nylon floss, in addition to avoiding brands of toothpaste that contain abrasive ingredients.
Are dental implants safe?
Does insurance cover my dental implants procedure?
What do I do in the event of a complication with my dental implants?
Visit Glen Mills Dental
If you’re interested in restoring your smile with dental implants, look no further than our Glen Mills practice. Dr. Kim is a highly experienced dentist who can customize a treatment plan just for you and deliver the stunning results you expect.
Call our office at 610-358-5690 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Kim today.