Restore Your Smile With Dental Implants

By Gary W. Machiko, DMD
April 03, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

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Are you embarrassed to smile because you have gaps in your smile due to tooth loss? Do you have difficulty chewing the foods you love? Do you want to have a whole smile again? If you answered yes to these questions, it’s time for you to consider the state-of-the-art way to replace teeth, dental implants! Dr. Gary Machiko in Pittsburgh, PA, wants to share the facts about how dental implants can save your smile.

Dental implants offer benefits unmatched by conventional tooth replacement methods. Consider:

  • Dental implants are embedded in bone and are completely stable; they won’t move around like partials or dentures can.
  • Dental implants look just like natural teeth, and you can brush and floss them normally; unlike dental bridgework, you don’t have to use floss threaders.
  • Dental implants are a conservative treatment because Dr. Machiko only treats the area of the implant; with dental bridgework, the adjacent teeth have to be prepared and crowned as support for the bridge.

Your dental implants will never decay and are stain resistant, making them almost worry-free! They also boast the highest success rate of any surgical implant, over 95 percent, according to the American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons.

When you choose dental implants from Dr. Machiko, your treatment begins with detailed computer imaging and high-tech 3-D scans along with a customized treatment plan designed to give you an excellent result and a smile that is uniquely yours. Dr. Gary Machiko's background and experience allow him to complete your dental implant procedure from placing of the implant to the final restoration, your dental crown. He is also dual degreed, having both a dental degree and a mechanical engineering degree which offers is patient's the advantage of precise measurement and placement of their dental implants.

Your implants are placed during a simple in-office procedure. After your tissue has healed and bone has fused with the implants, your beautiful implant crowns are placed. You have a dazzling, natural-looking, complete smile thanks to dental implants!

To see amazing before-and-after photos of Dr. Machiko's patients, please visit the smile gallery page on the website at

Whether you want to replace a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth, dental implants are the clear choice to make. Don’t let your smile suffer from missing teeth. For more information on the magic of dental implants, call Dr. Machiko in Pittsburgh, PA. Call today to fill in those gaps with dental implants!