One of the most talked about advantages of dental implants from our Pella dentist is the way these dental restorations look and feel like natural teeth. How do dental implants feel so real? These tooth replacements go below the surface of your gum line for the utmost stability and strength.
Dental implants are essentially made of two parts. A biocompatible rod replaces your tooth root through implantation into the jawbone, much like your natural tooth roots. The rod is specifically designed to encourage bonding to the jawbone and anchor the dental implant.
The only portion of the dental implant you will see is the porcelain crown. Not only is this part of the dental implant shaped to look like a natural tooth, but also color matched to fit seamlessly with the rest of your teeth. The dental crown has cusps molded to mimic your natural tooth, restoring your original tooth function with durable porcelain.
2. Dental Implants Are Easy to Maintain
If you have considered other tooth replacement options like dental bridges, dentures, or partial dentures, you know that these dental restorations come with high maintenance daily cleaning. Dentures must be removed at night and placed into a cleaning solution. Dental bridges should be cleaned with special flossing techniques or interdental brushing to remove food particles from beneath the porcelain bridge.
Unlike these tooth replacements, dental implants can be maintained like your natural teeth. You can brush and floss your dental implant as you would your other teeth. With frequent dental cleanings and checkups, our Pella family dentist, Dr. Allen, can help you ensure the success of your dental implant for a lifetime.
An Invitation for Your Family
Dr. Jeffrey Allen provides comfortable dental care to patients of all ages. Call (641) 628-1121 today to schedule a checkup and cleaning, cosmetic consultation, or second-opinion visit. We are located on the west side of the historic town square in Pella, IA. Please see the map for directions.