Turn to Dental Implants to Replace Missing Teeth

By Gary W. Machiko, DMD
July 29, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Find out what it’s like to get dental implants in Pittsburgh, PA.

When it comes to missing teeth, it’s important that you get treatment as soon as possible to protect your smile from further damage. Tooth loss is certainly not an issue you should ignore. Fortunately, our Pittsburgh dentist Dr. Gary Machiko possesses a rare combination of Dental Implantsdual degrees in mechanical engineering and dentistry.  This education  affords him the ability to complete your dental implant treatment from initial placement to the final implant crown(s).  With this in mind, it is a clear and concise choice to schedule a consultation and evaluation with Dr. Machiko. 

What are dental implants?

These thin metal posts or screws are placed into the jawbone in the socket where your missing tooth once was. Over time, the bone and tissue surrounding the implant fuse together with this biocompatible post to become a permanent and strong foundation from which to hold a dental restoration. Implants act and function just like a tooth root, which makes them a unique tooth replacement option.

Can they replace more than one tooth?

Patients will be happy to hear that dental implants can replace more than just a single missing tooth. If you are suffering from significant or even total tooth loss, your Pittsburgh cosmetic dentist can help. While a single implant is placed to restore one missing tooth, several implants can also be placed along the jawbone to hold a dental bridge or even a full set of dentures.

Is a dental implant the best option for my smile?

If you are a healthy individual with good oral and general health who is looking for a long-term solution to replacing missing teeth, then dental implants could be a great option for you. Ideal candidates are:

  • Adults
  • Non-smokers
  • Women who aren’t pregnant or aren’t planning to become pregnant during treatment
  • Patients with strong immune systems
  • Those who aren’t currently undergoing chemotherapy or radiation
  • Those with strong, healthy jawbones

Contact Your Pittsburgh Dentist
Dental implants have been restoring millions of smiles and yours could be next. To find out if you are the perfect candidate, it’s time to call our Pittsburgh, PA dental office today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Machiko.