When your teeth are failing or missing, your situation can begin to feel hopeless. You’re not able to eat and chew the healthy foods you were used to enjoying, and your nutrition suffers. You may also feel self-conscious about talking and smiling at other people because of your teeth. Did you know that it’s also affecting your oral health? You may be a candidate for dentures in State College and Donald Marks Family Dentistry can help!
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant protects the integrity of your oral health by replacing both your root and your tooth. A titanium post is surgically placed into your bone where it will integrate over a period of time, creating a firm and stable foundation for your new tooth. If you’re replacing one tooth, a porcelain crown will then be attached to the implant to restore it. Dental implants can also be used to support dental prosthetics such as a bridge or denture in order to restore multiple missing teeth.
What is an Implant-Supported Denture?
A denture is an oral appliance that is designed to restore an entire arch of teeth. Dr. John Martin will strategically place implants in your jawbone that your denture will be designed to “snap” into. Dr. Donald Marks will customize your denture in State College to not only provide optimum function, but also be aesthetically pleasing. The implants provide a secure fit so there is no movement or slippage when you talk or eat.
Implants also keep your bone healthy and stimulated, which helps to protect against the deterioration that typically results from traditional dentures. Protecting your bone helps ensure the longevity of your implant-supported denture, so you’ll be able to rely on it for many years to come, and for a lifetime in some cases.
How Do I know if Implant-Supported Dentures are right for me?
At Donald Marks Family Dentistry, our doctors are able to determine if implant supported dentures will meet your needs with a thorough examination and x-rays. Our doctors are highly skilled and experienced with implant dentistry and our patients are happy to learn that we’re able to complete the entire process from start to finish here at our office. If this treatment is not right for you, our doctors are happy to discuss other options for restoring your smile with you.
Contact our Office to Learn More
Are your ready to restore your teeth and reclaim your life? Contact Donald Marks Family Dentistry to learn more about implant supported dentures.