A Kingston, PA, dentist offers implants for teeth replacement
Dental implants are just one of several ways in which patients can replace their teeth. Teeth may be lost for a variety of reasons. Some patients may experience tooth loss due to an injury or trauma to their mouth, while others might deal with problems such as periodontal disease. Regardless of how a tooth was lost, Drs. Stephen Lawrence and Jordan K. Simon of Kingston, PA are dentists who may recommend using dental implants for the replacement of one or more teeth.
What is a dental implant?
By understanding how a dental implant works, patients can see the benefits they provide. Dental implants themselves are small posts made of titanium, a metal that is biocompatible with the body. The implant is placed where a tooth once was, acting as a tooth root replacement. The top of the implant, called the abutment, can be restored after with a:
This allows the implant to replace one or more teeth, ensuring versatility for our patients who visit us at Lawrence Dental Group.
Who is a candidate for dental implants?
Dental implants are not the right choice for all patients. It is best used for patients who have lost one or more teeth and have sufficient jawbone. This is because the dental implant derives its strength and stability from the jawbone, just like a natural tooth. The presence of enough bone is necessary for the surgical procedure to be successful. To determine if a patient is a good fit for dental implants, dental x-rays are often completed to evaluate the jawbone.
Learn more about dental implants
Kingston, PA, area patients interested in learning more about the benefits of the placement and restoration of dental implants can contact Lawrence Dental Group to speak to our team about their options. Drs. Stephen Lawrence and Jordan K. Simon are dedicated to providing the best possible care for patients in and around the community of Kingston, PA, at the office, located at 500 3rd Avenue. New and current patients can call the office at (570) 852-2650 to request a consultation visit.