Your mouth, jaw, and the rest of your body are designed to operate together at peak efficiency. If you lose a tooth, it can affect how your body functions, because you lose some ability to chew food properly. You either place more stress on your other teeth when you eat, or you are, unfortunately, unable to chew your food well enough, which can lead to digestive difficulty and having to eliminate certain favorite foods.
Your answer to missing teeth – dental implants.
Dental implants are modern dentistry’s best option for replacing one or more missing teeth, since they offer a highly successful, long lasting, and natural-looking substitute.
A dental implant is an artificial, self-sustaining titanium tooth-root that is inserted into the jawbone and acts as an anchor to support a replacement tooth or teeth. Dental implants actually become part of your jawbone; plus, they help maintain its health.
Did you know that implant dentistry has a success rate of over 95%?
Much research and testing of potential medical uses was performed before the first dental implants became available for clinical use in the 1970s. Since, many improvements have been made, leading to more than 40 different types of dental implants available today – and millions of people worldwide having a better quality of life.
Dental implants keep adjacent teeth healthy and maintain the structure of your jawbone, and, with proper dental hygiene and regularly scheduled dental visits, can often last a lifetime. Implants feel and function like natural teeth because they are integrated with the bone and do not require adhesives, they are never removed and do not rely on other teeth for support.
At Smiles By Stevens we have had the pleasure and honor to transform many clients’ lives with their various dental needs over the years, including implant dentistry.
We perform the surgical placement of dental implants and we also restore them.
Dr. Shea F. Stevens specializes in general, cosmetic, and implant dentistry and was recently named one of PA’s top 20 dentists. He is trained in both the placement and the restoration of dental implants, making him a leader in the implant dentistry field.
Dr. Stevens attended a dental implants residency at New York University School of Dentistry and has accumulated hundreds of hours of post-graduate studies. This includes time spent studying with leaders in the dental profession, such as: Dr. Carl Misch, Dr. Maurice Salama, Dr. Charles Martin, and Dr. Balshi, the pioneer of Teeth In A Day and the All-on-Four dental implant procedure.
At Smiles by Stevens we are committed to providing first-class service and guarantee that your visit to our cutting edge dental office will be as pleasant and comfortable as possible and that you will receive the highest quality of dental care.
Our greatest satisfaction comes from creating or restoring a healthy and confident smile for you!
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